Start date:
January 2013
Lake Fryxell, Lake Vanda, Koettlitz Glacier, Bratina Island, Miers Valley Mouth
Principle Investigator:
Dr Ian Hawes
University of Canterbury
This programme’s goal is to determine how climate‐driven hydrological change controls the biological structure and biodiversity values of Antarctica’s inland aquatic ecosystems by quantifying and modelling the climatehydrology‐ biodiversity linkages. We will apply new molecular, biological process and environmental modeling techniques in the field and in laboratory experiments to identify key biodiversity and ecosystem components and values.