Start date:
November 2010
End date:
January 2011
Lakes Bonney, Hoare, and Fryxell; Don Juan Pond, Blood Falls, Lake Vanda, Lake Miers, the Marr Ponds
Principle Investigator:
Dr. John Priscu
Montana State University Bozeman
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. This project will continue long-term measurements of the biological, chemical, and physical properties of McMurdo Dry Valley lakes and lake ice, with special emphasis on LTER core-research areas