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Rojas-Jimenez K, Wurzbacher C, Bourne ECharlotte, Chiuchiolo A, Priscu JC, Grossart H-P. Early diverging lineages within Cryptomycota and Chytridiomycota dominate the fungal communities in ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15598-w.
Priscu JC, Christner BC. Earth's Icy Biosphere. In: Bull AT Microbial Diversity and Bioprospecting. Microbial Diversity and Bioprospecting. American Society for Microbiology; 2004. doi:LTER.
Adams B, Wall DH, Virginia RA, Broos E, Knox M. Ecological Biogeography of the Terrestrial Nematodes of Victoria Land, Antarctica. ZooKeys. 2014;419:29 - 71. doi:10.3897/zookeys.419.7180.
Stanish LF. Ecological controls on stream diatom communities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. McKnight DM. Environmental Studies. 2011;Ph.D. Available at:
Ecological legacies: production, persistence and influence on soil and lake ecosystems of the Antarctic dry valleys. Bioscience. 1999;49:1009-1019.
Wardle D, Bardgett RD, Klironomos J, Setala H, van der Putten W, Wall DH. Ecological linkages between aboveground and belowground biota. Science. 2004;304:1629-1633. doi:LTER.
Alger AS, McKnight DM, Spaulding SA, Tate CM. Ecological processes in a cold desert ecosystem: the abundance and species distribution of algal mats in glacial meltwater streams in Taylor Valley. In: Shupe GH, Welch KA, Edwards RL, Andrews ED Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.Vol 51. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. University of Colorado; 1997:108 pp. Available at:
Ball B, Virginia RA. The ecological role of moss in a polar desert: implications for aboveground- belowground and terrestrial -aquatic linkages. Polar Biology. 2014;37(5):651-664. doi:10.1007/s00300-014-1465-2.
Sakaeva A. Ecology and biogeography of freshwater diatoms in ponds of McMurdo Dry Valleys and parts of the Ross Island. McKnight DM. Environmental Studies Program. 2014;M.S. Available at:
Freckman DW, Virginia RA. The ecology of nematodes in Antarctic Dry Valley soils. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 1993;28:10-11.
Nielsen UN, Wall DH, Adams B, et al. The ecology of pulse events: insights from an extreme climatic event in a polar desert ecosystem. Ecosphere. 2012;3(2):art17. doi:10.1890/ES11-00325.1.
Priscu JC. Ecosystem dynamics in a polar desert: the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series. Volume 72). In: Ecosystem dynamics in a polar desert: the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series. Volume 72). Ecosystem dynamics in a polar desert: the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series. Volume 72).; 1998.
Priscu JC. An Ecosystem of Superlatives. Bioscience. 2005;55(9):804-806. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0804:AEOS]2.0.CO;2.
Collins PM. Ecotoxicity and microbial biogeochemistry of Fluoride in Antarctic soils. 2007;B.S.
Cory RM, Miller MP, McKnight DM, Guerard J, Miller PL. Effect of instrument-specific response on the analysis of fulvic acid fluorescence spectra. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 2010;8:67-78. Available at:
Bergstrom AJ, Gooseff MN. The effect of sediment on hydrological and biogeochemical connectivity of glaciers within the McMurdo Dry Valley ecosystem, Antarctica. 2020;Ph.D. Available at:
Adhikari BN, Wall DH, Adams B. Effect of slow desiccation and freezing on gene transcription and stress survival of an Antarctic nematode. Journal of Experimental Biology. 2010;213(11):1803 - 1812. doi:10.1242/jeb.032268.
Koch J, McKnight DM, Baeseman J. Effect of unsteady flow on nitrate loss in an oligotrophic, glacial meltwater stream. Journal of Geophysical Research. 2010;115(G1):G01001. doi:10.1029/2009JG001030.
Dowling C, Poreda RJ, W. Lyons B. The effects of high meltwater on the limnology of Lake Fryxell and Lake Hoare, Taylor Valley, Antarctica, as shown by dissolved gas, tritium and chlorofluorocarbons. Antarctic Science. 2014;26(04):331 - 340. doi:10.1017/S095410201300062X.
Powers LE, Freckman DW, Virginia RA. Effects of human disturbance on soil nematode populations in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America Supplement. 1996;77(3):360.
Ayres E, Nkem JN, Wall DH, et al. Effects of Human Trampling on Populations of Soil Fauna in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Conservation Biology. 2008;22(6):1544-1551. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01034.x.
Kepner RL, Kortyna A, Wharton, Jr. RA, Doran PT, Andersen DT, Roberts EC. Effects of research diving on a stratified antarctic lake. Water Research. 1999.
Fair ACorinne, W. Lyons B. Elemental Cycling in a Flow-Through Lake in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Lake Miers. Carey AE, Chin Y-P. Earth Sciences. 2014;Master Thesis:122. Available at:!etd.send_file?accession=osu1413291502&disposition=inline.
Lee P, Priscu JC, DiTullio GR, Riseman S, Tursich N, DeMora S. Elevated levels of dimethylated-sulfur compounds in Lake Bonney, a poorly ventilated Antarctic lake. Limnology and Oceanography. 2004;49:1044-1055.
Dragone NB, Henley JB, Holland-Moritz H, et al. Elevational constraints on the composition and genomic attributes of microbial communities in Antarctic soils. Mackelprang R. mSystems. 2022;7(1):e01330-21. doi:10.1128/msystems.01330-21.