Walters Kundert Fellowship : In the Bleakest Midwinter: Can Arctic Glacial ecosystems survive in Polar night and thrive in winter heatwaves?

Prosiect: Ymchwil a ariannwyd yn allanol

Manylion y Prosiect

Disgrifiad

Glaciers are living landscapes in summer, but it is not known if their cold-tolerant microbes are active in winter, or how they will fare as the Arctic enters a 'new abnormal' characterised by episodic mid-winter warming. This project will conduct fieldwork in the Svalbard dark season to address this lacuna in the biogeography and biogeochemistry of the Arctic. The project links sampling, in situ incubations and experimental manipulations to provide the first datasets which will reveal whether Arctic glaciers are perennial ecosystems and if glacier microbes might thrive as the Arctic faces bleaker midwinters characterised by unseasonal warming events.
StatwsWedi gorffen
Dyddiad cychwyn/gorffen dod i rym01 Meh 201731 Ion 2019

Cyllid

  • Royal Geographical Society (Funder reference unknown): £10,000.00

Ôl bys

Archwilio’r pynciau ymchwil mae a wnelo'r prosiect hwn â nhw. Mae’r labelau hyn yn cael eu cynhyrchu’n seiliedig ar y dyfarniadau/grantiau sylfaenol. Gyda’i gilydd maen nhw’n ffurfio ôl bys unigryw.