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. The grant will cover a field trip to Svalbard for Petra as part of her PhD within CryoEco’s subglacial carbon project. In August, Petra and our Norwegian colleague Jacob Yde will travel to Svalbard to sample supra-/sub-/proglacial sediments at Sefströmbreen and Foxfonna, glaciers located in the Isfjorden area. Microbial community structure will be analysed and sediment samples will be used in laboratory incubation experiments designed to simulate the glacial-proglacial transition process. The results will hopefully provide a greater insight into the effect of the merging of the glacial ecosystems on shaping the proglacial environment and its microbial community.
EoTC is back!
- New paper on seasonal progression in the source of POC exported from the Greenland Ice Sheet 16/06/2017
- Marek features in a video on Greenland microbes & melting 24/03/2017
- Petra awarded an Arctic Field Grant 16/01/2017
- New paper on the potential activity of subglacial microbiota transported to a river delta 09/01/2017
- New paper on the effect of nitrate on Greenland supraglacial microbes 13/12/2016
- 2016 field work is done 30/09/2016
- New paper on bacterial community and its sources in a Greenland river and its estuary 07/09/2016
- New paper on biodiversity patterns in Antarctic glacial meltwater streams 11/08/2016
- New paper on microbial export from the Greenland ice sheet 08/08/2016
- Marek to convene session on biogeochemical cycling in the cryosphere at AGU16 28/07/2016