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The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Research Program: New understanding of the biogeochemistry of the Dry Valley Lakes

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Lyons, WB and Welch, KA and Priscu, JC and Laybourn-Parry, J and Moorhead, D and McKnight, D and Doran, DM and Tranter, PT, The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Research Program: New understanding of the biogeochemistry of the Dry Valley Lakes, Polar geography, 25, (3) pp. 202-217. ISSN 1088-937X (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/10889370109377713

Abstract

The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long‐Term Ecological Research (MCM‐LTER) site represents the highest‐latitude location of the 24 LTER sites supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Although the perennial ice‐covered lakes in the dry valleys have been investigated since IGY, detailed, ecosystem‐based studies have been conducted on these lakes since 1993 by LTER investigators. A review of recent findings on the biogeochemistry and food‐ chain dynamics of these lakes is summarized within. The lakes are much more complicated and more dynamic than previously thought. The importance of collecting long‐term data is imperative if an understanding of how these sensitive systems respond to climate change is to be gained. © 2001 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbial Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:51524
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2008-04-01
Last Modified:2011-08-02
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