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Great work and Congratulations to the 2021 Palmer LTER field team

The COVID pandemic has been extremely challenging for field science.  Despite the challenges the Palmer LTER team was able to conduct a field expedition aboard the RV Nathaniel Palmer in November and December along the West Antarctic Peninsula. The team...

Exciting research published!

Heather Kim (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) published a new modeling manuscript in the Journal of Biogeosciences.  Her manuscript titled “Modeling polar marine ecosystem functions guided by bacterial physiological and taxonomic traits.” She used a novel data assimilation numerical model to...

Let the summer research begin… In Antarctica!

As we approach the winter solstice here in NJ, a team of RUCOOL graduate students have arrived in Antarctica for their summer research funded by the National Science Foundation’s LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) program. Joe Gradone and Quintin Diou-Cass are...

An Inlet By Any Other Name: Lamont Scientist Honored with Antarctic Feature Name

A bay in Antarctica has been named after biological oceanographer Hugh Ducklow from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. The name — made official in October — recognizes the oceanographer’s “extensive, noteworthy, and exemplary contributions to the advancement of marine biology...

Drones are setting their sights on wildlife

By Kate Baggaley | February 10, 2017 It’s summer in Antarctica right now, which means temperatures along the coastline are hovering around freezing. David Johnston, a marine biologist at Duke University, and his colleagues have been taking advantage of this...