Well, there are a couple birds in the Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Every year a single skua hangs out at camp, trying to steal leftover food waste from under the cook hut. And penguins that get turned around sometimes wander up the valley to die instead of to the sea to feed. But mostly, no birds. … More A bird’s-eye view of our experiment – where there are no birds
People sometimes ask what we do the rest of the year when we are not in Antarctica. Mostly we are analyzing the data, figuring out what it means, and sharing our results through scientific journals, conferences, public talks, and this blog. All that takes a long time. For the biologists, getting the samples was just the … More Meanwhile, back in the lab….
Our final shipments of samples and equipment arrived from Antarctica last week. The final shipment of people had arrived a month and a half before. Season One was a success! Our logistics plan for our next season is already due to the US Antarctic Program so they can plan support for our project, and as … More Summary of Season One: Success!