About the Group
The Priscu Research group at Montana State University focuses on understanding the biogeochemistry and microbiology of icy environments. Led by Dr. John Priscu, the group conducts NSF and NASA funded research in both Antarctica and the Arctic, and is a part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Program in Antarctica. Current areas of research include:
- long term ecological studies of Antarctic lakes,
- methane dynamics in Arctic lakes as an analogue for life on other icy worlds,
- exploration and geomicrobiology of Antarctic subglacial lakes, and
- microbiology, geochemistry and paleoclimate history of polar and temperate ice cores.
The Group is also actively involved in outreach and education. Visit one of the links to the right for details on our currently funded projects.
Current Funded Research Projects