Montana State University

Priscu Research Group

Department of Land Resources
and Environmental Sciences

334 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-3250
Fax: (406) 994-5863

Research Blogs

During our Antarctic field seasons, many team members write blogs to educate others about their Antarctic research and experiences. many of these blogs are used in classrooms around the country for educational purposes.



Journey to Subglacial Antarctica

http://antarcticmicrobiology.blogspot.com/
By Alex Michaud, PhD student, 2012-2013 season. This blog continues from Alex's first Antarctic field season ( 2009-2010) to cover his most recent field season (2012-2013) as part of the WISSARD (Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling) team.


B-505-M at the Bottom of the World

http://b505m.wordpress.com/
By Kathi Hell, PhD student and field team member, 2011-2012 season.


McMurdo Dry Valleys

http://mcmdryvalleys.blogspot.com/
By Dr. Rachael Morgan-Kiss, collaborator and field team member, 2011-2012 season. This blog was used for a Polar Microbiology Teaching Module in Rachael's second year undergraduate class in General Microbiology. It was also followed by a 5th grade science class a Kramer Elementary School in Oxford, OH.



Journey to Subglacial Antarctica

http://antarcticmicrobiology.blogspot.com/
By Alex Michaud, PhD student and field team member, 2009-2010 season. This blog was used as a focus point for biology discussions at Eagan High School, Eagan, MN and Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.



Valley of the Dead?

http://icedoverinsummer.blogspot.com/
By Andrew Baber, undergraduate field assistant, 2008-2009 season. In this educational blog about living and performing research in the dry valleys, Andrew discussed the BBC filming that took place during the season, the environment of the dry valleys, the research the Limnology group was doing, and other science projects that were going on, such as ENDURANCE. The blog received over 5000 views.


Life in the Extreme

http://antarcticaeducation.blogspot.com/
By Anna Bramucci, undergraduate field assistant, 2007-2008 season. This blog covers Anna's experiences during the Polar Night project, during which Limnological Research on the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes was continued into April.