Start date:
November 2013
End date:
January 2014
Bull Pass, F6, Labyrinth, Lake Bonney, Lake Brownworth, Lake Fryxell, Lake Hoare, Lake Vanda
Principle Investigator:
Christina Takacs-Vesbach
University of New Mexico
Six personnel will deploy to Taylor and Wright Valleys to conduct general soil sampling and install and sample experimental plots. Plots will be established after soil surface thaw to 10 cm investigate microbial community composition and function can be monitored. In situ manipulative experiments will be conducted each year in all major basins of the Taylor and Wright Valleys to directly test the effect of increased carbon and moisture on microbial activity, diversity, and function.