Start date:
January 2016
End date:
January 2016
Bull Pass, Don Juan Pond, Granite Harbour, Minna Bluff, Marble Point, Mount Fleming, Scott Base, Victoria Valley
Principle Investigator:
Dr Fraser Morgan
Landcare Research
The overall goal of our research is the development of an environmental classification specific for the Ross Sea region using environmental domains analysis (RSR EDA). We will fill key data gaps needed to deliver the RSR EDA, by: producing a soil map of the McMurdo Dry Valleys; monitoring soil climate in upland slopes; and determining whether soil distribution patterns aid prediction of the abundance and diversity of microbes.