In 1993, the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica was selected as a study site within the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. Historical context for the McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER program can be learned through our successfully funded proposals, listed here in reverse chronological order starting with our most recent renewal proposal (MCM5; submitted in 2016) and ending with our original research proposal (MCM1; submitted in 1992).
- MCM5 - LTER: Ecosystem Response to Amplified Landscape Connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica [2017-2023: NSF OPP-1637708]
- MCM4 - Increased Connectivity in a Polar Desert Resulting from Climate Warming: McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program [2011-2017: NSF OPP-1115245]
- MCM3 - The Role of Resource Legacy on Contemporary Linkages Between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes in a Cold Desert Ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program [2005-2011: NSF OPP-0423595 ('05-'08), OPP-0832755 ('08-'10), OPP-1041742 ('10-'11)]
- MCM2 - The Role of Natural Legacy on Ecosystem Structure and Function in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program [1999-2005: NSF OPP-9810219 ('99-'00), OPP-0096250 ('00-'06)]
- MCM1 - McMurdo Dry Valleys: A Cold Desert Ecosystem [1993-1999: NSF OPP-9211773 ('93-'99), OPP-9813061 ('98-'00)]