McMurdo LTER Publications

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Symstad A, F III C, Wall DH, et al. Long-term perspectives on biodiversity-ecosystem function. Bioscience. 2003;(53):89-98.
Sylvain ZA, Wall DH, Cherwin KL, Peters DPC, Reichmann LG, Sala OE. Soil animal responses to moisture availability are largely scale, not ecosystem dependent: insight from a cross-site study. Global Change Biology. 2014;20(8):2631 - 2643. doi:10.1111/gcb.2014.20.issue-810.1111/gcb.12522.
Sumner DY, Hawes I, Mackey TJ, Jungblut AD, Doran PT. Antarctic microbial mats: A modern analog for Archean lacustrine oxygen oases. Geology. 2015:G36966.1. doi:10.1130/G36966.1.
Sudman Z, Gooseff MN. The impacts of thermokarst activity on a stream in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2015;M.S.:70. Available at:
Sudman Z, Gooseff MN, Fountain AG, Levy JS, Obryk MK, Van Horn DJ. Impacts of permafrost degradation on a stream in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Geomorphology. 2017;285:205 - 213. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.02.009.
Stucker A. Soil nitrogen cycling in cold desert (McMurdo Dry Valleys) and hot desert ecosystems. 2006;M.S. doi:LTER.
Stone W, Hogan BP, Flesher C, et al. Design and deployment of a four-degrees-of-freedom hovering autonomous underwater vehicle for sub-ice exploration and mapping. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. 2010;224(4):341 - 361. doi:10.1243/14750902JEME214.
Stanish LF. Ecological controls on stream diatom communities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. McKnight DM. Environmental Studies. 2011;Ph.D. Available at:
Stanish LF, Nemergut DR, McKnight DM. Hydrologic processes influence diatom community composition in Dry Valley streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 2011;30(4):1057-1073. doi:10.1899/11-008.1.
Stanish LF, Kohler TJ, Esposito RMM, et al. Extreme streams: flow intermittency as a control on diatom communities in meltwater streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2012;69(8):1405 - 1419. doi:10.1139/f2012-022.
Stanish LF, Bagshaw E, McKnight DM, Fountain AG, Tranter M. Environmental factors influencing diatom communities in Antarctic cryoconite holes. Environmental Research Letters. 2013;8(4):045006. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045006.
Stanish LF, O'Neill SP, González A, et al. Bacteria and diatom co-occurrence patterns in microbial mats from polar desert streams. Environmental Microbiology. 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02872.x.
Spigel RH, Priscu JC, Obryk MK, Stone WC, Doran PT. The physical limnology of a permanently ice-covered and chemically stratified Antarctic lake using high resolution spatial data from an autonomous underwater vehicle. Limnology and Oceanography. 2018;63(3):1234 - 1252. doi:10.1002/lno.10768.
Spigel RH, Priscu JC. Physical Limnology of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Lakes, in Ecosystem Processes in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series. 1998;72:153-187.
Spigel RH, Priscu JC. Evolution of Temperature and Salt Structure of Lake Bonney, a Chemically Stratified Antarctic Lake. Hydrobiologia. 1996;321:177-190.
Spaulding SA, McKnight DM, Stoermer EF, Doran PT. Diatoms in sediments of perennially ice-covered Lake Hoare, and implications for interpreting lake history in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Journal of Paleolimnology. 1997;17:403-420.
Spaulding SA, McKnight DM, Smith RL, Dufford R. Phytoplankton population dynamics in perennially ice-covered Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. Journal of Plankton Research. 1994;16(5):527-541.
Spaulding SA, Wall DH. Algal investigations at varying temporal scales in an extreme environment: McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica. 1996;Ph.D.
Spaulding SA, Van de Vijver B, Hodgson D, McKnight DM, Verleyen E, Stanish LF. Diatoms as indicators of environmental change in Antarctic and subantarctic freshwaters. In: The Diatoms Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences. 2nd ed. The Diatoms Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences. Cambridge University Press; 2010. Available at:
Sokol ER, Barrett JE, Kohler TJ, McKnight DM, Salvatore MR, Stanish LF. Evaluating alternative metacommunity hypotheses for diatoms in the McMurdo Dry Valleys using simulations and remote sensing data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2020;8. doi:10.3389/fevo.2020.521668.
Sokol ER, Brown BL, Barrett JE. A simulation-based approach to understand how metacommunity characteristics influence emergent biodiversity patterns. Oikos. 2017;126(5):723-737. doi:10.1111/oik.03690.
Sokol ER, Brown BL, Carey CC, Tornwall BM, Swan CM, Barrett JE. Linking management to biodiversity in built ponds using metacommunity simulations. Ecological Modelling. 2015;296:36 - 45. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.10.022.
Sokol ER, Herbold CW, Lee CK, Cary CS, Barrett JE. Local and regional influences over soil microbial metacommunities in the Transantarctic Mountains. Ecosphere. 2013;4(11):art136. doi:10.1890/ES13-00136.1.
Smith TE, Wall DH, Hogg I, Adams B, Nielsen UN, Virginia RA. Thawing permafrost alters nematode populations and soil habitat characteristics in an Antarctic polar desert ecosystem. Pedobiologia. 2012;55(2):75 - 81. doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2011.11.001.
Smith MD, La Pierre KJ, Collins SL, et al. Global environmental change and the nature of aboveground net primary productivity responses: insights from long-term experiments. Oecologia. 2015;177(4):935 - 947. doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3230-9.