Start date:
Late October 2009
End date:
Mid February 2010
Lake Hoare, Commonwealth Gl, Lake Fryxell
Principle Investigator:
W. Berry Lyons
Ohio State University
The McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) projects will continue to investigate the McMurdo Dry Valleys as an end-member ecosystem and focus on the relative roles of legacy and extant processes on current biodiversity and ecosystem structure and function. Researchers from this project will monitor the inorganic geochemistry of waters collected from the glaciers, streams, ponds, and lakes of the Dry Valleys; study upland seeps and ponds to gain a better understanding of their hydrologic and geochemical controls; and continue to work with co-PIs conducting lake, stream, and glacier sampling programs.