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 will be back.
- Postdoc position in glacial biogeochemical modelling 06/04/2022
- New hypothesis paper proposing glacial habitats as a plant terrestrialisation cradle 21/03/2022
- New paper reveals biogeochemical legacy of Arctic subglacial sediments exposed by glacier retreat 11/03/2022
- PhD and postdoc positions available at Charles University in Prague 30/11/2021
- 2021 field work is done 13/10/2021
- New paper on the role of glaciers in silicon cycling 11/10/2021
- New paper on mercury export from the Greenland ice sheet 24/05/2021
- Jade Hatton joins CryoEco 13/04/2021
- New paper on tardigrades and rotifers in Arctic cryoconite holes 08/03/2021
- PhD position in Glacial Microbiology 14/01/2021