During the 2012 field season, graduate student Alia Khan sent several posts from the Dry Valleys of Antarctica to the New York Times "Scientist at Work" blog. Read about polar history, camp life, ephemeral streams, and life in extreme environments in her first-hand accounts.
Khan is a member of the Stream Team, a changing group of researchers who study water and ecology in the cold desert on the shore of McMurdo Sound. The team is led by Khan’s adviser Diane McKnight, who has been working in Antarctica for over 20 years as part of the Long-Term Ecological Research program.
Read the blog posts >
- Extreme ecology in a polar desert
- Camp life in the Dry Valleys
- Awakening streams and mummified seals
- A second home in the Dry Valleys
- Exploring the Dry Valleys, then and now
- Holidays in the Deep South
- Ecological connectivity as climate warms
- A glimpse of polar history