McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER News

Overview – 

 Greetings from McMurdo!

 Diane McKnight gives a distinguished research lecture at CU on Oct-29-2015.  There are only 4 of these this year, a great honor for Diane..

MCMLTER PI Adrian Howkins released a new book on the Environmental History of the Poles.

New study in the journal Geology involving Peter Doran and LTER collaborator Ian Hawes provides insight into the origin of photosynthesis and oxygen on early Earth

  • Diana’s plenary talk really summarized both her terrific career and the great value of long-term data from the dry valleys

Graduate students presented their latest work at the August 2015 MCM LTER All hands meeting held at the end of August, in Boulder CO.

Happy Earth Day! In This Interview, Biologist Byron Adams Explains His Research At The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research Site

Ben Harding, current field team lead of the Stream Team.

Diane is the 2015 winner of the John Dalton Medal of the European Geosciences Union

Congrats to John Priscu for getting the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award

Dr. Peter Doran joins the Louisiana State University as the first holder of the John Franks Endowed Chair.

John Priscu describes diversity of life discovered in Lake Whillans, West Antarctica sub-glacial lake water

While you should expect some changes in content, you can start visiting the MCM LTER website we put together for the upcoming review (Jan 21-24 2014)

Diana Wall was presented with the Soil Science Society of America's (SSSA) highest honor, the Presidential Award. The organization presented Wall with the award at their 2013 annual meeting.

Levy said on a recent findings at Garwood:"We're seeing the first Arctic-style change to the permafrost in Antarctica". Read more on Nature Sci. Reports

Murray, Doran and others reached news outlets around the world: The PNAS publication titled "Microbial life at -13 deg. in the brine of an ice-sealed Antarctic lake" is echoed in many world press outlets.

John's reflections on his ~30 years of Antarctica field research