The ice-covered lakes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, a polar desert, rely on glacial melt for almost all their inputs. A recent study of Lake Fryxell suggests that in this environment even small changes in climate can impact biological productivity in the lake. Warmer weather (1) decreases ice thickness, boosting light penetration into the lake, and (2) increases glacial stream flow, providing more nutrient input—pulse events which together increase primary production in the lake.
Poster Sessions at the 2018 All Scientists Meeting
Bruce Hayden: a remarkable scientist, leader, and educator
Into the Woods and Back Again: Former Harvard Forest REU Student Fiona Jevon Returns to Mentor New Undergrads
LTER Network News: 2018 August
Announcing the LTER ASM 2018 T-Shirt Design Competition!