McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER News

MCM members are currently in the field. Read about life and research in Antarctica.
Read Peter Doran's Op-Ed piece on global warming in the July 27 New York Times!
the School of Global Environmental Sustainability is an umbrella organization that encompasses all environmental education and research at Colorado State Univ. Diana Wall is it's founding director.
Diana Wall was featured as one of the 8 environmental scientists to comment on what was learned over the past 25 years and what is expected in the next 25 years by DISCOVER magazine (April, 2005 issue).
The Wormherders' research was featured in another book by published by Island Press entitled Under Ground: How creatures of mud and dirt shape our world, by Yvonne Baskin.
Welcome to the new MCM LTER website! You will continue to see additions and improvements to this site in terms of both content and data accessibility.
Diana Wall edited the book Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments.
Dr. Diana Wall named University Distinguished Professor
An Antarctic Ecosystem Shows Signs of Trouble as a Tiny Worm Turns.
Berry Lyons and Andrew Fountain were both elected Fellows of the Geological Society of America and were acknowledged at the Society's annual meeting on October 15.
Read Amy Leventer's book review of The Lost Seal children's book by MCM PI Diane McKnight
Diana Wall and Andrew Fountain have begun serving 3 year appointments to the NRC/NAS's Polar Research Board. Berry Lyons has just rotated off the board.
Live flow data are being telemetered from the Onyx River in Antarctica by the USGS. Download data here.

All MCM metadata is now in the LTER Network-standardized format, EML (Ecological Metadata Language). This is a big step towards LTER network-wide data synthesis.

Read Amy Mayer's BioScience Feature about Diana Wall and Byron Adams' work on Antarctic Soils
MCM Team members currently in the field are taking part in a live webcast on March 12, 2008. Click above to register.

Climate Change and hydrology in the Dry Valleys.

Antarctica shelters abundant microbial life in water miles below the icy surface

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