It will be soon time to pack my backpack for my Antarctic field trip. Let's check the weather on the webcams at Scott Base (New Zealand station) and McMurdo Station (USA).
This year I am planning to study cyanobacteria as part of two very exiting projects. In the first project, I will be part of a research team that will study microscopic life in ice-covered lakes in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica.
In the second project, we want to look at cyanobacteria from different sites on Ross Island and the McMuro Ice Shelf, where already the scientists of Scott’s and Shakleton’s Antarctic collected material during their expeditions.