McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Research

The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is an interdisciplinary study of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in a cold desert region of Antarctica. LTER projects are funded to advance our understanding of ecosystem processes and responses to natural and anthropogenic disturbances over timescales longer than a typical research grant (6 year funding cycle vs. 3 year funding cycle). The MCM LTER is in its 6th continuous grant cycle (through 2029). Read more on the MCM LTER Project.

MCM6 Research Hypotheses

McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Areas of Research

MCM5 Research Highlights

MCM LTER NSF Proposals: