Start date:
January 2014
End date:
January 2014
Minna Bluff, Granite Harbour, Marble Point, Mount Fleming, Bull Pass, Victoria Valley, Don Juan Pond, Scott Base
Principle Investigator:
Fraser Morgan
Landcare Research Ltd.
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.