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 the role of glaciers and ice sheets in the silicon cycle 10/08/2018
- 2018 field work is done 30/07/2018
- New paper on the fate of assimilated N in Antarctic glacial meltwater streams 27/07/2018
- New paper shows glacier size and hydrological drainage systems may influence the structure of exported microbial assemblages 30/05/2018
- New paper shows Greenland ice surface albedo controlled by distributed biologically-active impurities 14/03/2018
- New project on microbial methane oxidation beneath glaciers 04/12/2017
- New paper on algal effect on Greenland ice sheet surface albedo 07/11/2017
- 2017 field work is done 18/09/2017
- New paper on microbial metagenomes from Greenland surface ice 11/07/2017
- New perspective paper on supraglacial ecosystem modelling 23/06/2017