Research Group News:
Aug - new publication: Gooseff, MN, JE Barrett, BA Adams, PT Doran, AG Fountain, WB Lyons, DM McKnight, JC Priscu, ER Sokol, C Takacs-Vesbach, ML Vandegehuchte, RA Virginia, and DH Wall. 2017. Decadal ecosystem response to an anomalous melt season in a polar desert in Antarctica. Nature Ecology & Evolution, doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0253-0. [link] and [behind the paper blog]
[NSF press release] [CSU press release] [MSU press release] [Virginia Tech press release] [phys.org article] [ScienceDaily article] [International Business Times article] [Daily Galaxy article] [EarthSky article] [Courthouse news article] [DailyRattleSports article] [Augusta Free Press article]
Aug - press release on recent project studying land form change in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, using LiDAR mapping techniques. [link]
Jul - new publication: Geyer KM, CD Takacs-Vesbach, MN Gooseff, and JE Barrett. 2017. Primary productivity as a control over soil microbial diversity along environmental gradients in a polar desert ecosystem. PeerJ, 5:e3377 [link]
Jul - an honor: Dr. Gooseff is elected to become a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. [link]
Jun - proposal renewal - the McMurdo LTER project is renewed by the NSF for it's 5th round of funding; the research team is looking forward to another 6 years of stellar collaboration and ecosystem science in the southernmost polar desert!
Jun - new publication: Singley, JG, AN Wlostowski, AJ Bergstrom, ER Sokol, CL Torrens, C Jaros, CE Wilson, PJ Hendrickson, and MN Gooseff. 2017. Characterizing hyporheic exchange processes using high-frequency electrical conductivity-discharge relationships on subhourly to interannual timescales. Water Resources Research, 53(3): 4124-4141. [link]
Jun - new publication: Ward AS, NM Schmadel, SM Wondzell, MN Gooseff, and K Singha. 2017. Dynamic hyporheic and riparian flow path geometry through base flow recession in two headwater mountain stream corridors. Water Resources Research, 53(3): 3988-4003. [link]
Jun - Parts Unknown episode on Antarctica airs on CNN. The film crew spent the night at our field camp at Lake Hoare and got some great footage of our students and coPI's giving perspectives on our science in the Dry Valleys. [link] [available on iTunes]
Jun - new publication: Webb, RW, SR Fassnacht, and MN Gooseff. 2017. Defining the diurnal pattern of snowmelt using a beta distribution function. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(3): 684-696. [link]
May - congratulations to Colleen Wilson who successfully defended her MS thesis, Increased stream temperature in response to extreme precipitation events
May - press coverage on river icings (aka "aufeis") features and former MS student Jay Zarnetske's recent paper in GRL - PBS News Hour story
May - mainstream outreach, Parts Unknown Antarctica episode will air on 04 June on CNN. Anthony Bourdain and crew came to Lake Hoare to film field sites and dinner in a field camp
Apr - congratulations to Adam Wlostowski who successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Hydrologic Connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Water-Mediated Mass and Energy Fluxes in Streams and Soils.
What happens when permafrost thaws?
See time lapse movie from the North Slope of Alaska below to find out...
Using scientific UAVs for studying streams:
Classes taught by Dr. Gooseff:
“Thus if the quantity of carbonic acid [CO2 in the air] increases in geometric progression, the augmentation of the temperature will increase in arithmetic progression.” [link]
Svante Arrhenius, 1896
For Links to Current and Past Research Projects, Consult the RESEARCH Link Above; Some Old Project Links Are Available Here:
- Stream Restoration and Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions (2004-ongoing)
- MOdular Curriculum for Hydrology Advancement, MOCHA (NSF, 2006-2009)
- Ground-Penetrating Radar Hyporheic Zone Project (2006-2008)
- Arctic National Parks Thermokarst Inventory and Monitoring (2006-2008)
(a complimentary element of the Noatak River Freshwater Vital Signs Initiative)
- Antarctic Taylor Valley Glacier Melt Water Modeling (2004)
- Spring Hydrologic Contribution to the Logan River, UT (2003)
- Utah Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration Partnership - Hydrologic Functions (2003-2004)
- Hyporheic Exchange Along the River Continuum (2001-2003)
- Antarctic Hyporheic Exchange and Biogeochemical Cycling (1998-2002)