Perspectives Lecture: Exploring the Rock Bottom of the Food Web beneath Antarctic Ice

Monday, November 11
Exploring the Rock Bottom of the Food Web beneath Antarctic Ice
Hubert Staudigel, Geochemist

Ice caves on Antarctica’s Mt. Erebus volcano, frozen lakes in the dry valleys, and the ice covered McMurdo Sound offer diverse and extremely cold environments in which highly adapted microbial communities use chemical energy from rocks and volcanic gases to build new organic compounds. Join Hubert Staudigel as he presents initial laboratory results and stunning images from his 2012/13 field expedition, including SCUBA diving under the ice and alpine exploration of ice caves.


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