Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), Incheon, Korea

The Priscu Lab is collaborating with scientists at the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) to conduct research in the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes as part of the MCM LTER project.

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Miye Kwon, a PhD candidate at KOPRI, joined the LTER Limno Team during the 12-13 and 14-15 field seasons and collected samples from selected depths in Lake Fryxell, East Lake Bonney, West Lake Bonney, and Lake Miers to analyze for patterns of microbial diversity and community composition, and for isolation of novel bacterial species.   

Miye Kwon


Miye plans to defend her dissertation, titles "A study on microbial ecology in perennially ice-covered lakes of McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctic" in August 2017.

Collaborative Publications:

  • Kwon, M., M. Kim, C. Takacs-Vesbach, J. Lee, S.G. Hong, S.J. Kim and J.C. Priscu. 2017. Niche specialization of bacteria in permanently ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Environmental Microbiology. Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13721.

 

Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 

The Priscu Lab has been collaborating with Dr. Yongqin Liu, a scientist at the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, since 2012. 

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Yongqin worked as part of the Priscu Lab at Montana State University from 2012-2013, assisted with field work in Barrow, Alaska as part of the Astrobiology of Icy Worlds project during 2013, and joined the LTER Limno Team during the 13-14 field season.
 

 Yongqin Liu

 

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Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

The Priscu Lab is collaborating with scientists at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, Germany to conduct research in the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes as part of the MCM LTER project.

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Dr. Hans-Peter Grossart, a researcher at IGB, joined the LTER Limno Team during the 11-12 field season and collected samples from the dry valley lakes to study the diversity and ecological role of aquatic fungi.  

Hans Peter Grossart

 

Collaborative Publications:

  • Rojas-Jimenez, K., C. Wurzbacher, E.C. Bourne, A. Chiuchiolo, J.C. Priscu and H-P. Grossart. Cryptomycota and Chytridiomycota dominate the fungal communities in ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. ISME Journal. Submitted.