The McMurdo Dry Valleys Terrestrial Observation Ne

The McMurdo Dry Valleys Terrestrial Observation Network: An NSF Workshop


July 14-15:  Portland, OR (just ahead of the SCAR open science meeting)


Scientists studying McMurdo Dry Valley ecosystems will be invited to identify key processes of ongoing and future environmental changes and how to best measure them.  Recommendations for coordinated measurements and data dissemination will be drafted, as well as a mechanism for assessing the effectiveness of current ASMA environmental protection guidelines.  This workshop will also serve as a visioning effort towards extending draft recommendations for the McMurdo Dry Valleys to other Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems.


This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OPP AISS 1241487. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.