Glacial ecosystems are essential to understanding biodiversity responses to glacier retreat

Glacial ecosystems are essential to understanding biodiversity responses to glacier retreat

A commentary (‘matters arising’) led by Marek and contributed to by a number of glacier ecologists has been published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, in…

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New paper on microbial export in meltwaters from (sub)Arctic glaciers

New paper on microbial export in meltwaters from (sub)Arctic glaciers

Glacier recession is accelerating with alarming speed across the high latitude and elevation parts of our planet. Despite this urgency, we have only a limited…

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New paper on dissolved organic matter in Greenland ice sheet runoff

New paper on dissolved organic matter in Greenland ice sheet runoff

The melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) due to climate heating results in increasing export of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in glacial meltwaters. However,…

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New paper on the dynamic rare biosphere of the Greenland ice sheet surface

New paper on the dynamic rare biosphere of the Greenland ice sheet surface

The so-called Dark Zone of the Greenland ice sheet is a conspicuous band of dark bare ice that covers ca 10 000 km2 of the…

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New paper on the interconnectivity and diversity of microbial assemblages in a High Arctic watershed

New paper on the interconnectivity and diversity of microbial assemblages in a High Arctic watershed

Nowhere is climate change more dramatic than in the Arctic, where glacial melt and permafrost thaw greatly increase each year. Understanding the effect that such…

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2019 field work is done

2019 field work is done

This year saw three members of CryoEco (Jakub, Petra, and our new PhD student Kristýna) and Arnošt Šizling, our collaborator on the GrISMEME project, travel…

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New review paper on Si isotopes in Arctic and sub-Arctic glacial meltwaters

New review paper on Si isotopes in Arctic and sub-Arctic glacial meltwaters

In 2015 and 2016, we travelled around the (sub)Arctic and collected lots of samples of glacial meltwaters and subglacial sediment. We are very happy the…

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New paper on microbial methane export from the Greenland ice sheet

New paper on microbial methane export from the Greenland ice sheet

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane over the summer according to a new study, showing that biological activity beneath the ice impacts the…

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New paper on the role of glaciers and ice sheets in the silicon cycle

New paper on the role of glaciers and ice sheets in the silicon cycle

The part played by glaciers and ice sheets in global nutrient cycling is only just starting to be appreciated. Importantly, the global riverine concentrations and…

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2018 field work is done

2018 field work is done

In June & July 2018 we teamed up with our old friends Jon Hawkings & Guillaume Lamarche-Gagnon from the University of Bristol and, together with…

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