Tagged: McMurdo Dry Valleys

Marsden grant takes microbiology to the extreme - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Sep 27, 2010

Dr. Charles Lee is a FRST Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Waikato. His research into the microbial ecology of extreme environments received a significant financial boost on Friday when the 2010 Marsden Fund grants were announced. The Fast-Start grant will support new research into … Read More

The Story Is in the Soil - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Aug 03, 2010

Much of the research previously showcased on Journeys to the Ice required highly complex fieldwork systems: oceanographic research vessels and drilling rigs can be stunningly expensive to operate, and may require months of concerted, 24-hour effort by legions of scientists and support staff. The science in this episode of the podcast harks back to the old … Read More

Riders on the Storm - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Feb 28, 2010

Turns out there are no reservations about hitchhiking in Antarctica. On the Victoria Land coast, microscopic particulate matter, from volcanic ash to sea salt, powdered rock to helicopter exhausts, make a habit of snatching free rides on the winds of Ross Sea cyclonic systems or on the gravity-driven katabatic gales that flow … Read More