The Antarctic Peninsula is the most rapidly warming region of the Southern Hemisphere and is strongly associated with the break-up of ice sheets and melting of glaciers. Less is known about the organisms that inhabit this region of extremes. Here, we'll identify and enumerate Antarctic soil microorganisms that respond to climate change. These organisms may be used by environmental managers and policy-makers to monitor environmental change in these sensitive ecosystems.

Location: St Lucia

Expected outcomes: experience in and knowledge of modern methods in soil and microbial sciences that may be applied to broader ecological fields as well as industry

Supervisors: Dr Paul Dennis

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Project members

Dr Paul Dennis

Lecturer in Soil Science
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences