2020-2021 Science Planning Summaries
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2020-2021 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

McMurdo LTER – Streams/Geochemistry: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica


McMurdo LTER –  Streams/Geochemistry: Ecosystem response to amplified landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
C-506-M Research Location(s): Dry Valleys

Summary

Event Number:
C-506-M

Program Manager:
Dr. Maria Vernet

ASC POC/Implementer:
Jenny Cunningham / Elizabeth Kauffman


Principal Investigator(s)

Dr. Michael N Gooseff
michael.gooseff@colorado.edu
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
Boulder, Colorado


Location

Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Dry Valleys


Description

Initially funded in 1980, the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network is a collaborative effort of more than 1,800 scientists and students. The McMurdo LTER (MCM-LTER) program is a multi-disciplinary aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems study in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. It is one of 26 LTER sites where researchers study ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. Streams component researchers will continue to operate a network of 16 stream-flow gauges, collect water quality samples from 30 streams, and make hydrologic measurements. This six-year award cycle is comprised of seven collaborative projects: C-504-M (Gooseff), C-505-M (Priscu), C-506-M (Gooseff), C-507-M (Adams), C-508-M (Takacs-Vesbach), C-509-M (Gooseff), and C-511-M (Doran).


Field Season Overview

Science participants will not deploy this season. Antarctic Support Contract personnel may perform maintenance on some key stream gauges and on a data telemetry system in the Dry Valleys.


Deploying Team Members

  • Kathy Welch
  • Kathy Welch
  • Kathy Welch
  • Anna Wright
  • Anna Wright
  • Anna Wright