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

Publications

2014

Castendyk, D.N., H.A. Gallagher, W.B. Lyons and J.C. Priscu. 2013. Seiche observations in an ice-covered lake in Antarctica using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). In prep.

Christner, B., J.C. Priscu and the WISSARD Science Team. Ecosystems beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Nature. In progress.

Liu, Yongqin, John C. Priscu, Tandong Yao, Trista J. Vick-Majors, Alexander B. Michaud, Nianzhi Jiao, Juzhi Hou, Lide Tian, Anyi Hu, Zhong-Qiang Chen. 2014. A comparison of pelagic, littoral, and riverine bacterial assemblages in Lake Bangongco, Tibetan Plateau. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. In press.

Liu, Y., T. Yao, J.C. Priscu, T.J. Vick-Majors, B. Xu, P. Santibáñez. , N. Jiao, M.Greenwood, S. Huang, J. Wang, L. Sheng. Influence of recent climate change and anthropogenic activity on bacteria in a Tibetan Glacier. In prep.

Michaud, A.B., J.E. Dore, D. Leslie, W.B. Lyons, D.C. Sands and J.C. Priscu. Biological ice nucleation initiates hailstone formation. In prep.

Morgan-Kiss R.M., Lizotte M.P., Kong W., Priscu J.C. 2013. Photoadaptation to the polar night by phytoplankton in a permanently ice-covered Antarctic lake. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In revision.

Šabacká, M. and J.C. Priscu.  Spatial distribution of microorganisms in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Polar Biology. Submitted.

Šabacká, M., J.C. Priscu, D. McKnight, D.H. Wall, J. E. Barrett and R.A. Virginia. Aeolian and fluvial fluxes of carbon and nitrogen among landscape units in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Environmental Research Letters. In revision.

Spigel, R.H., J.C. Priscu, W. Stone and P. Doran. The Physical Limnology of A Permanently Ice-Covered and Chemically Stratified Antarctic Lake Using High Resolution Spatial Data From An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. In prep.

Vick-Majors, T.J., A. Achberger, P. Adkins, B. Christner, T. Hodson, A. Michaud, J. Mikucki, R. Powell, J. Priscu, R. Scherer, M. Skidmore. Biogeochemical characteristics of sub-Ross Ice Shelf waters near McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. In prep for FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

Xu, Y., T.J. Vick-Majors, R. Morgan-Kiss, J.C. Priscu and L. Amaral-Zettler. Ciliate diversity, community structure and novel taxa in lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Biological Bulletin. In review.

2013

Priscu, J.C.,  A. M. Achberger, J. E. Cahoon, B.C. Christner, R. L. Edwards, W.L. Jones, A.B. Michaud, M.R. Siegfried, M.L. Skidmore, R.H. Spigel G.W. Switzer, S. Tulaczyk, T.J. Vick-Majors. 2013. A microbiologically clean strategy for access to the Whillans Ice Stream subglacial environment. Antarctic Science.  Doi:10.1017S0954102013000025.

Vick-Majors, T.J., J. C. Priscu, L. Amaral-Zettler. 2013. Modular community structure suggests metabolic plasticity during the transition to polar night in ice-covered Antarctic lakes. The ISME Journal.

2012

Barletta, R.E., J.C. Priscu, H.M. Mader, W.L. Jones and C.W. Roe. 2012. Chemical Analysis of Ice Vein µ-Environments II – Analysis of Glacial Samples from Greenland and the Antarctic. J. Glaciology, 58:1109-1118.

Christner, B.C., G.G. Montross, and J.C. Priscu. 2012. Dissolved gases in frozen basal water from the NGRIP borehole: implications for biogeochemical processes beneath the Greenland ice sheet. Polar Biology 35:1735-1741, doi 10.1007/s00300-012-1198-z.

Febretti A., K. Richmond K, S. Gulati , C. Flesher, B.P. Hogan, A. Johnson, W. Stone, J.C. Priscu, and P.T. Doran. 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science-Advances in Visual Computing Poisson Reconstruction of Extreme Submersed Environments: The ENDURANCE Exploration of an Under-Ice Antarctic Lake. Vol 7431. Hutchison D, Kanade T, Kittler J et al., editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; 2012.

Jackson, W.A., A.F Davila, N. Estrada, W. B. Lyons, J. D. Coates, and J.C. Priscu. 2012. Perchlorate and chlorate biogeochemistry in ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 98:19-30.

Kong, W., J.M. Dolhi, A. Chiuchiolo, J.C. Priscu, R. M. Morgan-Kiss. 2012. Evidence  of  form II RubisCO  in a perennially ice-covered Antarctic lake. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82(2):491-500.

Kong, W., D.C. Ream, J.C. Priscu, R.M. Morgan-Kiss.  2012. Diversity and Expression of RubisCO Genes in a Perennially Ice-Covered Antarctic Lake during the Polar Night Transition. Appl. Env. Microbiol.78(12):4358-4366.

Kristof, R., A. Febretti, S. Gulati, C. Flesher, B.P. Hogan, A. Murarka, G. Kuhlman, M. Sridharan, A. Johnson, W.C. Stone1, J. C. Priscu and P. Doran. 2012. Sub-ice exploration of an Antarctic lake: Results from the ENDURANCE Project.  Proceedings of the Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology Conference. August 21-24, 2011—17th, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Michaud, A.B., M. Šabacká, and J. C. Priscu. 2012. Cyanobacterial diversity across landscape units in a polar desert: Taylor Valley, Antarctica. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 82(2): 268-278.

Murray, A.E., F. Kenig, C.H Fritsen, C.P. McKay, K.M. Cawley, R. Edwards, E. Kuhn, D.M McKnight, N. E. Ostrom, V. Peng, A. Ponce, J.C. Priscu, V. Samarkin, A.T. Townsen, P.Wag, S.A Young, P.T Yung, P.T. Doran. 2012. Microbial Life at -13 ºC in the Brine of an Ice-Sealed Antarctic Lake.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS Early Edition, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1208607109.

Priscu, J.C. and K.O. Hand. 2012. The microbial habitability of extraterrestrial icy worlds: A view from Earth. Microbe 7: 167-172.

Šabacká. Marie, John C. Priscu, Hassan J. Basagic, Andrew G. Fountain, Diana H. Wall, Ross A. Virginia, Mark C. Greenwood. 2012. Aeolian flux of biotic and abiotic material in the Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Geomorphology, 155-156:102-111.

Thurman, Jill , Jacqueline Parry, Philip J. Hill, John C. Priscu, Trista J. Vick,  Amy Chiuchiolo and Johanna Laybourn-Parry.  2012. Microbial dynamics and flagellate grazing during transition to winter in Lakes Hoare and Bonney, Antarctica. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82(2): 449-458.

Vick-Majors, T.J. and John C. Priscu. 2012. Bacterioplankton productivity in lakes of the Taylor Valley, Antarctica during the polar night transition. Aquatic Microbial Ecology.  68:57-76.

2011

Bielewicz, S.,  E. Bell, W. Kong, I. Friedberg, J.C. Priscu and R.M. Morgan-Kiss. 2011. Protist diversity in a permanently ice-covered Antarctic lake during the polar night transition. ISME. 1-6.

Fricker, H.A., R. Powell, J, C. Priscu, S. Tulaczyk, S. Anandakrishnan, B. Christner, D. Holland, H. Horgan, R., J. Mikucki, A. Mitchell, R. Scherer, J. Severinghaus. 2011. Siple Coast Subglacial Aquatic Environments: The Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project. In Subglacial Antarctic Aquatic Environments (M. Siegert, C. Kennicutt, B. Bindschadler, eds.). AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 192. Washington DC. ISBN 978-0-87590-482-5.

Grebmeier, J. and J.C. Priscu (co-chairs). 2011. Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems.  Committee on Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems Polar Research Board Division of Earth and Life Studies. The National Academies Press Press, 86 pp. ISBN-10: 0-309-21087-9.

Mowlem, M.C., M.-N. Tsaloglou, E.M.W., C.F.A. Floquet, K. Saw, L. Fowler, R.Brown, D.Pearce, J. B. Wyatt, A. D. Beaton, M. P. Brito, D. A. Hodgson, G. Griffiths, M. Bentley, D. Blake, H. Campbell, L. Capper, R. Clarke, C. Cockell, H. Corr, W. Harris, C. Hill, R. Hindmarsh, E. King, H. Lamb, B. Maher, K. Makinson, J. Parnell, J. Priscu, A. Rivera, N. Ross, M. J. Siegert, A. Smith, A. Tait, M. Tranter, J. Wadham, B. Whalley, and J. Woodward. 2011. Probe Technology for the Direct Measurement and Sampling of Ellsworth Subglacial Lake. In Subglacial Antarctic Aquatic Environments (M. Siegert, C. Kennicutt, B. Bindschadler, eds.). AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 192. Washington DC. ISBN 978-0-87590-482-5.

Priscu, J.C. 2011. Subglacial Lakes, Antarctica. (V.P. Singh, P. Singh and E.K Haritashya eds.) pp. 1099-1101 in, Encylopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, Springer, The Netherlands (ISBN: 978-90-481-2641-5)

Ross, N, A. Rivera, M.J. Siegert, M. Bentley, D. Blake, H. Campbell, L. Capper, R. Clarke, C. Cockell, H. Corr, W. Harris, C. Hill, R. Hindmarsh, D. Hodgson, E. King, H. Lamb, B. Maher, K. Makinson, M. Mowlem, J. Parnell, D. Pearce, J.C.  Priscu, A. Smith, A. Tait, A., M. Tranter, J.  Wadham, B. Whalley, and J.  Woodward. 2011. Subglacial Lake Ellsworth, West Antarctica: its history, recent field campaigns and plans for its exploration.  In Subglacial Antarctic Aquatic Environments (M. Siegert, C. Kennicutt, B. Bindschadler, eds.). AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 192. Washington DC. ISBN 978-0-87590-482-5.

Ross, N., M. J. Siegert, A. Rivera, M. J. Bentley, D. Blake, L. Capper, R. Clarke, C. S. Cockell, H. F. J. Corr, W. Harris, C. Hill, R. C. A. Hindmarsh, D. A. Hodgson, E. C. King, H. Lamb, B. Maher, K. Makinson, M. Mowlem, J. Parnell, D. A. Pearce, J. Priscu, A. M. Smith, A. Tait, M. Tranter, J. L. Wadham, W. B. Whalley, and J. Woodward. 2011. Ellsworth Subglacial Lake, West Antarctica: A Review of Its History and Recent Field Campaigns. In Subglacial Antarctic Aquatic Environments (M. Siegert, C. Kennicutt, B. Bindschadler, eds.). AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 192. Washington DC. ISBN 978-0-87590-482-5.

2010

Dieser, M. A. Nicker, J.C. Priscu and C.M. Foreman. 2010. Viable microbes in ice: application of molecular assays to McMurdo Dry Valley lake ice communities. Antarctic Science 22(5), 470–476.

Herbei, R., W.B. Lyons, J. Laybourn-Parry, C. Gardner, J.C. Priscu and D.M. McKnight. 2010. Physiochemical Properties Influencing Biomass Abundance and Primary Production in Lake Hoare, Antarctica. Ecological Modelling. 221: 1184-1193.

Jepsen, S.M., E.E. Adams and J.C. Priscu. 2010. Sediment Melt-Migration Dynamics in Perennial Antarctic Lake Ice. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 42(1):57-66.

Priscu, J.C., R.D. Powell and S. Tulaczyk. 2010. Probing Subglacial Environments Under the Whillans Ice Stream. EOS. 91(29):253-254.

Samarkin, V.A., M.T. Madigan, M.W. Bowles, K.L. Casciotti, J.C. Priscu, C.P. McKay, and S.B. Joye. 2010. Abiotic nitrous oxide emission from the hypersaline Don Juan Pond in Antarctica. Nature-Geosciences..3:341-344.

Stone, W., B. Hogan, C. Flesher, S. Gulati, K. Richmond, A. Murarka, G. Kuhlman, M. Sridharan, V. Siegel, R.M. Price, P.T. Doran and J. Priscu. 2010. Design and deployment of a four-degrees-of-freedom hovering autonomous underwater vehicle for sub-ice exploration and mapping. J. Engineering for the Maritime Environment. 224 (M4):341-361. DOI 10.1243/14750902JEME214.

Takacs-Vesbach, C., L. Zeglin, M.A. Gooseff, J.E. Barrett, and J.C. Priscu. 2010. Factors promoting microbial diversity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. In P. Doran, W.B. Lyons, and D.M. McKnight (eds.), Life in Antarctic Deserts and other Cold Dry Environments: Astrobiological Analogues. Cambridge Press. Pp. 221-257.

Wadham, J.L., M. Tranter, M. Skidmore, A.J. Hodson, J.C. Priscu, W.B. Lyons, M. Sharp, P. Wynn and M. Jackson. 2010. Biogeochemical weathering under ice: size matters. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 24,GB3025, doi:10.1029/2009GB003688.

Welch, K.A., W.B. Lyons, C. Whisner, C.B. Gardner, M. Gooseff, D.M. McKnight and J.C. Priscu. 2010. Spatial variations in the geochemistry of glacial melt-water streams in the Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 22(6): 662-672.

2009

Hand, K.P., C. F. Chyba, J. C. Priscu, R. W. Carlson and K. H. Nealson. 2009. Astrobiology and the Potential for Life on Europa . In: R. Pappalardo, W. Mckinnon and K Khurana (eds.), Europa. Arizona Press. Pp. 589-629.

Jaraula, C.B., F. Kenig, P.T. Doran, J.C. Priscu and K. A. Welch. 2009. Composition and biodegradation of synthetic oils and hydraulic fluid spilled on the perennial ice cover of  Lake Fryxell, Antarctica.  Environmental Science and Technology. 43: 2708-2713.

Lanoil, B., M. Skidmore, J. C. Priscu, S. Han, W. Foo, S. W. Vogel, S. Tulaczyk, and H. Engelhardt. 2009. Bacteria beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Environmental Microbiology. 11(3): 609615.

Mikucki, J.A., A. Pearson, D.T. Johnston, A.V. Turchyn, J. Farquhar, D.P. Schrag, A.D. Anbar, J.C. Priscu and P.A. Lee. 2009. A Contemporary Microbially Maintained Subglacial Ferrous "Ocean." Science. 324:397.

Priscu, J.C. 2009. Life at the ends of the Earth. Bioscience. 59:709-710.

Priscu, J.C. and C.M. Foreman. 2009.  Lakes of Antarctica. In: G.E. Likens (ed.), Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Volume 2. Oxford: Elsevier Press. Pp. 555-566.

2008

Christner, B.C., M.L. Skidmore, J.C. Priscu, M. Tranter and C.M. Foreman. 2008. Bacteria in Subglacial Environments. In R. Margesin et al. (eds.), Psychrophiles: from biodiversity to biotechnology, Springer Verlag, New York. Pp. 51-71.

Hand, K.P., C. F. Chyba, J. C. Priscu, R. W. Carlson and K. H. Nealson. Astrobiology and the Potential for Life on Europa. (R. Pappalardo, ed). In press.

Hodson, A.J., A.M. Anesio, M. Tranter, A.G. Fountain, M. Osborn, J. C. Priscu, J. Laybourn-Parry and B. Sattler. 2008.Glacial Ecosystems. Ecological Monographs. 78(1):41-67.

Jaraula, C.B., F. Kenig, P.T. Doran, J.C. Priscu and K. A. Welch. 2008. SPME-GCMS study of the natural attenuation of aviation diesel spilled on the perennial ice cover of Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. Science of the Total Environment. 407:250-262.

Morgan-Kiss, R., A.G. Ivanov, S. Modla, K. Szymmek, N.P.A. Huner, J.C. Priscu, J.T. Lisle and T.E. Hanson. 2008. Identity and physiology of a new psychrophillic eukaryotic green alga, Chlorella cold. Sp. isolated from a transitory pond near Bratina Island, Antarctica. Extremophiles. DOI 10.1007/s00792-008-0176-4.

Priscu, J.C. 2008. Plankton Dynamics in the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes During the Transition to Polar Night - A Project Contributing to EBA. SCAR EBA (Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic) October 2008 Newsletter. Issue 2, Page 3.

Priscu, J.C., B.C. Christner,  J.E. Dore, M.B. Westley, B.N. Popp, K.L. Casciotti amd W.B. Lyons. 2008.Supersaturated N2O in a perennially ice-covered Antarctic lake: Molecular and stable isotopic evidence for a biogeochemical relict. Limnology and Oceanography. 53: 2439-2450.

Priscu, J.C., S. Tulaczyk, M. Studinger, M.C. Kennicutt II, B.C. Christner and C.M. Foreman. 2008. Antarctic Subglacial Water: Origin, Evolution and Ecology. In:  W. Vincent  and J. Laybourn-Parry (eds.), Polar Lakes and Rivers. Oxford University Press. Pp. 119-135.

Sawstrom, C, J., Lisle, A.M. Anesio, J.C. Priscu and J. Laybourn-Parry. 2008. Bacteriophage in polar inland waters. Extremophiles. 12:167-175.

2007

Barrett, J.E., R.A. Virginia, W.B. Lyons, D.M. Mcknight, J.C. Priscu, P.T. Doran, A.G. Fountain, D.H. Wall and D.L. Moorhead. 2007. Biogeochemical stoichiometry  of Antarctic dry valley ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeochemistry. 112, G01010, doi:10.1029/2005JG000141.

Foreman, C.M., B. Sattler, J.A. Mikucki, D.L. Porazinska and J.C. Priscu. 2007. Metabolic activity and diversity of cryoconites in the Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 112:G04S32, doi:10.1029/2006JG000358.

Jepsen, S.M., J.C. Priscu, R.E. Grimm and M.A. Bullock. 2007. The potential for lithoautotrophic life on Mars: Application to shallow interfacial water environments. Astrobiology. 7:342-354.

Mikucki, J.A. and J.C. Priscu. 2007. Bacterial diversity associated with Blood Falls, a subglacial outflow from the Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73:4029-4039.

Priscu, J.C., B.C. Christner, C.M. Foreman and G. Royston-Bishop. 2007. Biological Material in Ice Cores. In S.A. Elias (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Sciences, Volume 2, Elsevier, UK. Pp. 1156-1166.

Priscu, J.C. and C.M. Foreman. 2007.  Lakes of Antarctica. Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Elsevier Press. In Press.

The Lake Ellsworth Consortium - A. Behar, M. Bentley, D. Blake, P. Christoffersen, C. Cockell, H. Corr, D.C. Cullen, H. Edwards, A. Ellery, C. Ellis-Evans, G. Griffiths, R. Hindmarsh, D.A. Hodgson, E. King, H. Lamb, L. Lane, K. Makinson, M. Mowlem, J. Parnell, D.A. Pearce, J. C. Priscu, A. Rivera, M.A. Sephton, M.J. Siegert, M.R. Sims, A.M. Smith, M. Tranter, J.L. Wadham, G. Wilson, J. Woodward. 2007. Exploration of Ellsworth Subglacial Lake: a concept paper on the development, organisation and execution of an experiment to explore, measure and sample the environment of a West Antarctic subglacial lake. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol. 6:161179.

2006

Christner, B.C., G. Royston-Bishop, C. M. Foreman, B. R. Arnold, M. Tranter, K. A. Welch, W. B. Lyons,  A. I. Tsapin, and J. C. Priscu. 2006. Limnological Conditions in Subglacial Lake Vostok, Antarctica. Limnology and Oceanography. 51: 2485-2501.

Jepsen, S.M., E. E. Adams and J. C. Priscu. 2006.Fuel movement between grain boundaries in ice. Cold Regions Science and Technology. 45: 158-165.

Lyons, W.B., J. Laybourn-Parry, K. A. Welch and J.C. Priscu. 2006. Antarctic lake systems and climate change. In D.M. Bergstrom, P. Convey, A.H.L. Huiskes (eds.), Trends in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems: Antarctica As A Global Indicator. Springer,  Dordrecht.

Morgan-Kiss, R.M., J.C. Priscu, T. Pocock, L. Gudynaite-Savitch and N. PA Huner. 2006.Adaptation and acclimation of photosynthesic microorganisms to permanently cold environments. Microbial and Molecular Biology Reviews, invited manuscript. 70(1):222-252.

2005

Christner, B.C., J.A. Mikucki, C.M. Foreman, J. Denson and J.C. Priscu 2005. Glacial ice cores: A model system for developing extraterrestrial decontamination protocols. Icarus. 174: 572-584.

Christner B.C. and J.C. Priscu. 2005. Subglacial Lake Vostok.  Encyclopedia of Water. Wiley Intersciences.

Chyba, C. et al. 2005. Prevention of the Forward Contamination of Mars. The National Academies Press, Washington D.C. 167p.

Lyons, W.B., K.A. Welch, D. McKnight and J.C. Priscu. 2005. Blood Falls: A frozen saline discharge, a strange curiosity, or an important clue to history of Taylor Valley. Aquatic Geochemistry. In Press.

McKay, C.P., D.T. Andersen, W.H. Pollard, J.L. Heldmann, P.T. Doran, C.H. Fritsen and J.C. Priscu.  2005.  Polar lakes, streams, and springs as analogs for the hydrological cycle on Mars.  In Water on Mars and Life, Tetsuya Tokano (ed.), Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg. Pp. 219-233.

Priscu, J.C. 2005. An Ecosystem of superlatives. Bioscience. 55(9): 804-806.

Priscu, J.C., C.H. Fritsen, E.E. Adams, H.W. Paerl, J.T. Lisle, J.E. Dore, C.F. Wolf and J. Mikucki.  2005.  Perennial Antarctic lake ice: A refuge for cyanobacteria in an extreme environment. In J.D. Castello and S.O. Rogers (eds.), Life in Ancient Ice, Princeton Press. Pp. 22-49.

Priscu, J.C., M.C. Kennicutt II, R.E. Bells, S.A. Bulat, J.C. Ellis-Evans, V.V. Lukin, J.-R. Petit,  R.D. Powell, M.J. Siegert and I. Tabacco. 2005. Exploring subglacial Antarctic lake environments.  EOS.  Vol.  86(20):193. 

Royston-Bishop, G, J.C. Priscu, M. Tranter, B. Christner, M.J. Siegert amd V. Lee.  2005. Incorporation of particulates into accreted ice above subglacial Lake Vostok, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology. 40:145-150.

Tranter, M., A.G. Fountain, C.H. Fritsen, W.B. Lyons, J.C. Priscu, P.J. Stratham and K.A. Welch. 2005. Perturbation of hydrochemical conditions in natural microcosms entombed within Antarctic ice. Ice and Climate News. 6:22-23.  

2004

Doran, P.T., J.C. Priscu, W.B. Lyons, R.D. Powell, D.T. Anderson and R.J. Poreda.  2004.  Paleolimnology of extreme cold terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments.  In R. Pienitz, M.S.V. Douglas and J.P. Smol (eds.),  Long-Term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pp. 475-507.

Foreman, C.M., C.F. Wolf and J.C. Priscu. 2004. Impact of episodic warming events on the physical, chemical and biological relationships of lakes in the McMurdo dry valleys, Antarctica. Aquatic Geochemisty. 10: 239-268.

Lawson, J., P.T. Doran, F. Kenig, D.J. Des Marais and J.C. Priscu.  2004.  Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition of benthic and pelagic organic matter in lakes of the McMurdo dry valleys, Antarctica. Aquatic Geochemistry. 10: 269-301.

Lee, P.A., J.A. Mikucki, C.M. Foreman, J.C. Priscu, G.R. DiTullio, S.F. Riseman, S.J. DeMora, C.F. Wolf, and L. Kester. 2004.  Thermodynamic constraints on microbially mediated processes in lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geomicrobiology Journal21:1-17.

Lee, P.A., J.C. Priscu, G.R. DiTullio, S.F. Riseman, N. Tursich and S.J. de Mora. 2004.  Elevated levels of dimethylated-sulfur compounds in Lake Bonney, a poorly ventilated Antarctic lake. Limnology and Oceanography. 49(4):1044-1055.

Lisle J.T. and J.C. Priscu. 2004. The occurrence of lysogenic bacteria and microbial aggregates in the lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Microbial Ecology.  47:  427-439.

Mikuki, J.A., C.M. Foreman, B. Sattler, W.B. Lyons and J.C. Priscu. 2004.  Geomicrobology of Blood Falls:  An iron-rich saline discharge at the terminus of the Taylor Glacier, Antarctica.  Aquatic Geochemisty. 10: 199-220.

Neumann, K., W.B. Lyons, J.C. Priscu, D.J. DesMarais and K.A Welch. 2004.The carbon isotopic composition of dissolved inorganic carbon in perennially ice-covered Antarctica lakes:  Searching for a biogenic signature.  Annals of Glaciology, 39:518-524.  

Pocock, T., M-A. Lachance, T. Proschold, J.C. Priscu, S.S. Kim and N.P.A. Huner.  2004.  Identification of a psychrophilic green alga from Lake Bonney Antarctica: Chlamydomonas Raudensis ETTL. (UWO 241) Chlorophyceae.  Journal of Phycology.  40(6):  1138-1148.

Priscu, J.P. and B.C. Christner. 2004. Earths Icy Bioshpere. In Alan T. Bull (ed.),  Microbial Diversity and Bioprospecting.  ASM Press, Washington, D.C. Pp. 130-145.

Roberts, E.C., J.C. Priscu, C.Wolf, W.B. Lyons and J. Laybourn-Parry.  2004.  The distribution of microplankton in the McMurdo dry valley lakes, Antarctica:  Response to ecosystem legacy or present-day climate controls?  Polar Biology.  27: 238-249.

Roberts, E.C., J.C. Priscu and J. Laybourn-Parry. 2004. Microplankton dynamics in a perennially ice-covered Antarctic lake - Lake Hoare. Freshwater Biology.  49: 853-869.

Tranter, M., A.G. Fountain, C.H. Fritsen, W.B. Lyons, J.C. Priscu, P.J. Statham and K.A. Welch. 2004. Extreme hydrochemical conditions in natural microcosms entombed within Antarctic ice. Hydrological Processes. 18: 379-387.

2003

Colarusso, L.A., J.A. Chermak, J.C. Priscu and F.K. Miller.  2003.  Modeling Pit Lake Water Column Stability Using Ce-Qual-W2.  Tailings and Mine Conference, 12-15 October 2003.  Vail, Colorado.  USA.

Doran, P.T., C.H. Fritsen, C.P. McKay, J.C. Priscu and E.E. Adams.  2003.  Formation and Character of an Ancient 19-m Ice Cover and Underlying Trapped Brine in an "ice sealed" East Antarctic Lake.  PNAS.  100(1): 26-31.

McKay, C.P., K.P. Hand, P.T. Doran, D.T. Andersen and J.C. Priscu.  2003.  Clathrate Formation and the Fate of Noble and Biologically Useful gases in Lake Vostok, Antarctica.  Geophysical Research Letters.  30(13): 1702.

Pugh, H.E., K.A. Welch, W.B. Lyons, J.C. Priscu and D.M. McKnight.  2003.  The biogeochemistry of Si in the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica.  International Journal of Astrobiology. 1(4):  401-413.

Priscu, J.C.  2003.  Perennially Ice Covered Antarctic Lakes: Oases for Life and Models for Other Icy Worlds.  Proceedings Russian Astrobiology Conference St. Petersburg, Russia 25-29 March.

Priscu, J.C., R.E. Bell, S.A. Bulat, J.C. Ellis-Evans, M.C. Kennicutt II, V.V. Lukin, J.R. Petit, R.D. Powell, M.J. Siegert and I. Tabacco.  2003.  An International Plan for Antarctic Subglacial Lake Exploration.  Polar Geography.  27(1):  69-83.

Siegert, M.J., M. Tranter, J.C. Ellis-Evans, J.C. Priscu and W.B. Lyons.  2003.  The Hydrochemistry of Lake Vostok and the Potential for Life in Antarctic Subglacial Lakes.  Hydrological Processes.  17:795-814.

Tulaczyk, S., G.D. Clow, D.H. Elliot, R.D. Powell and J.C. Priscu.  2003.  Workshop Advance Interdisciplinary Polar Science and Fast Ice Sheet Drilling.  EOS.  84(12):

2002

Doran, P.T., C. H. Fritsen, C. P. McKay,  J. C. Priscu and E. E. Adams. Formation of the 19 m ice cover and associated brine in Lake Vida, Antarctica. 2002. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100:26-31.

Doran, P.T., J.C. Priscu, W.B. Lyons, J.E. Walsh, A.G. Fountain, D.M. McKnight, D.L. Moorhead, R.A. Virginia, D.H. Wall, G.D. Clow, C.H. Fritsen, C.P. McKay and A.N. Parsons. 2002.  Antarctic Climate Cooling and Terrestrial Ecosystem Response.  Nature.  415:517-520.

Priscu, J.C. 2002. Commentary: Subglacial Lakes have changed out view of Antarctica. Antarctic Science. 14:291.

Psenner, R., M. Felip, J.C. Priscu, D. Wagenbach, A. Willie and B. Sattler.  2002.  Extremophiles: Ice Ecosystems and Biodiversity, in: KNOWLEDGE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, An insight into the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS).  Volumes I,II,III, pp 573-598, UNESCO Publishing-Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK.

Walsh, J.E., P.T. Doran, J.C. Priscu, W.B. Lyons, A.G. Fountain, D.M. McKnight, D.L. Moorhead, R.A. Virginia, D.H.. Wall, G.D. Clow, C.H. Fritsen, C.P. McKay and A.M. Parsons. 2002. Commentary - no title. Nature.  418:292.

2001

Dore, J. E. and J.C. Priscu. 2001. Phytoplankton phosphorus deficiency and alkaline phosphatase activity in the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica. Limnology and Oceanography 46(6):1331-1346.

Lyons, W.B., K.A. Welch, J.C. Priscu,  J. Labourn-Parry, D. Moorhead, D. McKnight, P.T. Doran and M. Tranter. 2001. The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research Program: New understanding of the biogeochemistry of the dry valley lakes: A Review. Polar Geography. 25(3):202-217.

Neumann, K.  W. B. Lyons, J. C. Priscu, and R.J. Donahoe. 2001. CO2 concentrations in perennially ice-covered lakes of Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Biogeochemistry 56:27-50.

Siegert, M.J.,  J. C. Ellis-Evans, M. Tranter, C. Mayer, J.-R. Petit, A. Salamatin and J.C. Priscu. 2001. Physical, chemical and biological processes in Lake Vostok and other Antarctic subglacial lakes. Nature 414:603-609.

Takacs, C.D.  J.C. Priscu and D. McKnight. 2001. Bacterial dissolved organic carbon demand in McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica. Limnology and Oceanography 46(5):1189-1194.

2000

Lyons, W.B., A. Fountain, P. Doran, J. C. Priscu and K. Neumann.  2000  Importance of landscape position and legacy: the evolution of the lakes in Taylor Valley, Antarctica.  Freshwater Biology.  43:355-367.

Fritsen, C.H., A. Grue  and J.C. Priscu. 2000. Distribution of organic carbon and nitrogen in surface soils in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Polar Biology 23:121-128.

Gordon, D.A., J.C. Priscu and S. Giovannoni. 2000. Origin and Phylogeny of Microbes Living in Permanent Antarctic Lake Ice. Microbial Ecology 39:197-202.

1999

Fritsen, C.H. and J.C. Priscu. 1999. Seasonal change in the optical properties of the permanent ice cover on Lake Bonney, Antarctica: Consequences for lake productivity and phytoplankton dynamics. Limnology and Oceanography 44(2):447-454.

Psenner, R., B. Sattler, A. Willie, C.H. Fritsen, J.C. Priscu, M. Felip and J. Catalan. 1999. Lake Ice Microbial Communities in Alpine and Antarctic Lakes.  In P. Schinner and R. Margesin (eds.), Cold-Adapted Organisms:  Ecology, Physiology, Enzymology and Molecular Biology.  Springer-Verlag. Pp. 17-31.

Priscu, J.C. 1999. Life in the valley of the "dead." Bioscience. 49(12):959.

Priscu, J.C. C. F. Wolf, C.D. Takacs, C.H. Fritsen, J. Laybourn-Parry, E.C. Roberts, B. Sattler and W. Berry Lyons. 1999. Carbon transformations in a perennially ice-covered Antarctic Lake. Bioscience. 49(12):997-1008.

Fountain, A.G., W.B. Lyons, M.B. Burkins, G.L. Dana, P. T. Doran, K.J. Lewis,  D.M. McKnight, D. Moorhead, A.N. Parsons, J.C. Priscu, D.H. Wall, R.W. Wharton Jr. and R.A. Virginia. 1999. Physical controls on the Taylor Valley ecosystem, Antarctica.  Bioscience 49(12):961-971.

Moorhead,  D.L., P. Doran, A.G. Fountain, W.B. Lyons,  D.M. McKnight, J.C. Priscu, R.A. Virginia and D.H. Wall. 1999. Ecological legacies: impacts on ecosystems of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Bioscience. 49(12):1009-1019.

Priscu, J.C., E.E. Adams, W.B. Lyons, M.A. Voytek, D.W. Mogk, R.L. Brown, C.P. McKay, C.D. Takacs, K.A. Welch, C.F. Wolf, J.D. Kirstein. R. Avci. 1999. Geomicrobiology of sub-glacial ice above Lake Vostok, Antarctica. Science. 286:2141-2144.

Voytek, M.A., John C. Priscu and B.B. Ward.  1999  The distribution and relative abundance of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valley, Antarctica.  Hydrobiologia. 401:113-130.

1998

Adams, E.E., J.C. Priscu, C.H. Fritsen, S.R. Smith and S.L. Brackman. 1998. Permanent ice covers of the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica: bubble formation and metamorphism. In J.C. Priscu (ed.), Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 72, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 281-295.

Fritsen, C.H. and J.C. Priscu. 1998. Cyanobacterial assemblages in permanent ice covers on Antarctic lakes: distribution, growth rate, and temperature response of photosynthesis. Journal of Phycology 34:587-597.

Fritsen, C. H., E. E. Adams, C. P. McKay and J. C. Priscu. 1998. Permanent ice covers of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Lakes, Antarctica: Liquid water contents.  In J.C. Priscu (ed.), Ecosystem  Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 72, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 269-280.

Howard-Williams, C., A. Schwarz, I. Hawes and J.C. Priscu. 1998. Optical properties of lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica.  In J.C. Priscu (ed.), Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 72, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 189-203.

Lizotte, M.P. and J.C. Priscu. 1998. Pigment analysis of the distribution, succession, and fate of phytoplankton in the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes of Antarctica. In J.C. Priscu (ed.), Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 72, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 229-239.

Moorhead, D.L. and J.C. Priscu. 1998. The McMurdo Dry Valley ecosystem:  organization, controls, and linkages. In J.C. Priscu (ed.) Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 72, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 351-363.

Morgan, R.M. A.G. Ivanov, J.C. Priscu, D. P.  Maxwell and N.P.A. Huner. 1998. Structure and composition of the photochemical apparatus of the Antarctic green alga, Chlamydomonas subcaudata. Photosynthesis Research. 56:303-314.

Neale, P.J. and J.C. Priscu. 1998. Fluorescence quenching in phytoplankton of the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes (Antarctica): Implications for the structure and function of the photosynthetis apparatus. In J.C. Priscu (ed.), Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 72, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 241-253.

Paerl, H.W. and J.C. Priscu. 1998. Microbial phototrophic, heterotrophic and diazotrophic activities associated with aggregates in the permanent ice cover of Lake Bonney, Antarctica. Microbial Ecology 36:221-230.

Priscu, J.C. (editor) 1998. Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, Vol 72. American Geophysical Union, Washington DC. 369 pp, includes CDROM.

Priscu, J.C. (oversight editor). 1998. Sea Ice Microbial Communities. Vol. 73. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC. 198 pp.

Priscu, John C. 1998. A lesson from the bottom of our planet. BioScience. 48(10):843-847.

Priscu, J.P., C.H. Fritsen, E.E. Adams, S.J. Giovannoni, H.W. Pearl, C.P. McKay, P.T. Doran, D.A. Gordon, B.D. Lanoil, and J.L. Pinckney. 1998. Perennial Antarctic Lake Ice: An Oasis for Life in a Polar Desert. Science. 280:2095-2098.

Priscu, J. C. and C.W. Sullivan. 1998. Nitrogen metabolism in Antarctic fast-ice microalgal assemblages.  In M.L. Lizotte and K. Arrigo (ed.), Antarctic Sea Ice: Biological Processes, Interactions and Variability. Antarctic Research Series,  Vol. 73, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 147-160. 

Spigel, R.H. and J.C. Priscu. 1998. Physical limnology of the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes. In J.C. Priscu (ed.), Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 72, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 153-187.

Takacs, C.T. and J.C. Priscu. 1998. Bacterioplankton dynamics in the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica: Production and biomass loss over four seasons. Microbial Ecology. 36:239-250.

Vincent, W.F., R. Rae, I. Laurion, C. Howard-Williams and J.C. Priscu.  1998.  Transparency of Antarctic ice-covered lakes to solar UV radiation. Limnology and Oceanography. 43(4): 618-624.

Voytek, M.A., B.B. Ward and J.C. Priscu. 1998. The abundance of ammonium-oxidizing bacteria in Lake Bonney, Antarctica determined by immunofluorescence, PCR and in situ hybridization. p. 217-228.  In J.C. Priscu (ed.), Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 72, American Geophysical Union. Pp. 217-228.

1997

Laybourn-Parry, J., M.R. James, D.M. McKnight, J.C. Priscu, S.A. Spaulding and R. Shiel.  1997.  The microbial plankton of Lake Fryxell, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica during the summers of 1992 and 1994.  Polar Biology. 17: 54-61.

Priscu, J.C. 1997. The biogeochemistry of nitrous oxide in permanently ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Global Change Biology 3:301-315.

Vincent, W.F., R. Rae, I. Laurion, C. Howard-Williams and J.C. Priscu. 1997. Transparency of Antarctic ice-covered lakes to solar UV radiation. Limnology and Oceanography. 43:618-624.

Ward, B.B. and J.C. Priscu. 1997. Detection and characterization of denitrifying bacteria from a permanently ice-covered Antarctic lake. Hydrobiology 347:57-68.

1996

Goldman, C.R., J.J. Elser, R.C. Richards, J.E. Reuter, J.C. Priscu and A.L. Levin. 1996. Thermal stratification, nutrient dynamics, and phytoplankton productivity during the onset of spring phytoplankton growth in Lake Baikal, Russia. Hydrobiologia. 331:9-24.

Lizotte, M.P., T.R. Sharp and J.C. Priscu. 1996. Phytoplankton dynamics in the stratified water column of Lake Bonney, Antarctica: I. Biomass and productivity during the winter-spring transition.  Polar Biology 16:155-162.

Priscu, J.C. (oversight editor). 1996. Foundations for Ecosystem Research: The Palmer Peninsula, Antarctica, Vol. 70, American Geophysical Union. Washington, DC. 448 pp.

Priscu, J.C., M.T. Downes and C.P. McKay. 1996. Extreme supersaturation of nitrous oxide in a poorly ventilated Antarctic Lake. Limnology and Oceanography. 41(7):1544-1551.

Spigel, R.H. and J.C. Priscu. 1996. Evolution of temperature and salt structure of Lake Bonney, a chemically stratified Antarctic lake. Hydrobiologia. 321:177-190.

1995

Neale, P.J. and J.C. Priscu. 1995. The photosynthetic apparatus of phytoplankton from a perenially ice-covered Antarctic lake: Acclimation to an extreme shade environment. Plant and Cell Physiology 36(2):253-263.

Priscu, J.C. 1995. Phytoplankton nutrient deficiency in lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Freshwater Biology 34:215-227.

1994

Lizotte, M.P and J.C. Priscu. 1994. Natural fluorescence and quantum yields in vertically stationary phytoplankton from perennially ice-covered lakes. Limnology and Oceanography. 39(6):1399-1410.

Wang, L. and J.C. Priscu.  1994. Influence of phytoplankton on the response of bacterioplankton growth to nutrient enrichment. Freshwater Biology. 31:183-190.

Wang, L. and J.C. Priscu. 1994. Stimulation of aquatic bacterial activity by cyanobacteria. Hydrobiology 277:145-158.

1993

Kangatharalingam, N. and J.C. Priscu. 1993. Nitrapyrin-ammonium combination induces rapid multiplication of mixed cultures of the stalked bacterium Nevskia ramosa famintzin and other heterotrophic bacteria. Archives of Microbiology. 159:48-50. 

Kangatharalingam, N. and J.C. Priscu. 1993. Isolation and verification of anatoxin-a producing clones of Anabaena flos-aquae (Lyngb.) de Breb. from a eutrophic lake. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 12:127-130.