Dr. Melisa Diaz will be talking about how geochemistry intersects with the presence of life forms in the Antarctic. Ice-free areas within the Transantarctic Mountains in Antarctica are believed to contain some of the oldest exposed soil environments on Earth. This presentation will discuss how glacier movement has impacted organisms, nutrients, and life itself. This event is a zoom presentation; registered participants will receive a zoom invite by email.
Researchers, historians, and adventurers present this series of talks about the exciting world of Antarctic science and extreme expeditions. Each month features a new topic about life and science at the South Pole.