Our understanding of glacier ecosystems relies largely on sampling and field campaigns during spring and summer. In this paper, published in Frontiers in Microbiology and led by Matthias Winkel, we look at microbial communities on snow and ice under the midnight sun (i.e. summer) and the dark period (i.e. winter) in Iceland.
Winkel M, Trivedi C B, Mourot R, Bradley J, Vieth-Hillebrand A, Benning L G (2022) Seasonality of Glacial Snow and Ice Microbial Communities, Frontiers in Microbiology, 13:876848. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.876848
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