New paper shows Greenland ice surface albedo controlled by distributed biologically-active impurities

New paper shows Greenland ice surface albedo controlled by distributed biologically-active impurities

The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) is the largest cryospheric contributor to global sea-level rise. The dominant energy source for snow and ice melt is direct…

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PhD position in Glacial Microbiology and Biogeochemistry available from October 2018

PhD position in Glacial Microbiology and Biogeochemistry available from October 2018

Subglacial methane reservoirs may be an important component of the global methane budget, with the potential to act as a positive feedback on climate warming…

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New project on microbial methane oxidation beneath glaciers

New project on microbial methane oxidation beneath glaciers

We are happy to announce that we have been awarded a Czech Science Foundation (GACR) grant entitled ‘Microbial methane oxidation in subglacial ecosystems: An unknown…

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New paper on algal effect on Greenland ice sheet surface albedo

New paper on algal effect on Greenland ice sheet surface albedo

Surface ablation of the Greenland ice sheet is amplified by surface darkening caused by light-absorbing impurities such as mineral dust, black carbon, and pigmented microbial…

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2017 field work is done

2017 field work is done

Summer 2017 saw the members of CryoEco travelling around the Arctic and, as is their good habit, collecting samples of surface ice, basal ice and…

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New paper on microbial metagenomes from Greenland surface ice

New paper on microbial metagenomes from Greenland surface ice

Globally emitted contaminants accumulate in the Arctic and are stored in the frozen environments of the cryosphere such as glaciers and ice sheets. Climate change…

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New perspective paper on supraglacial ecosystem modelling

New perspective paper on supraglacial ecosystem modelling

Glacier and ice sheet surfaces are important microbe-dominated (‘supraglacial’) ecosystems that are changing rapidly due to climate change. Insights into the supraglacial ecosystem have been…

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New paper on seasonal progression in the source of POC exported from the Greenland Ice Sheet

New paper on seasonal progression in the source of POC exported from the Greenland Ice Sheet

Glaciers supply coastal oceans with substantial quantities of organic carbon, which is utilized by downstream heterotrophic bacteria and other consumers. The Greenland Ice Sheet contributes…

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Marek features in a video on Greenland microbes & melting

Marek features in a video on Greenland microbes & melting

Peter Sinclair, the man behind the influential videoblog Climate Denial Crock of the Week, has made a great video about the role of microbes in…

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Petra awarded an Arctic Field Grant

Petra awarded an Arctic Field Grant

Petra Vinšová has been awarded a Research Council of Norway Arctic Field Grant (AFG) to study the microbial community development during the glacial-proglacial ecosystem transition….

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