Browsing by Author "Chan, Yuki"

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  • Functional ecology of an Antarctic Dry Valley

    Chan, Yuki; Van Nostrand, Joy D.; Zhou, Jizhong; Pointing, Stephen B.; Farrell, Roberta L. (National Academy of Sciences, 2013)
    The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest ice-free region in Antarctica and are critically at risk from climate change. The terrestrial landscape is dominated by oligotrophic mineral soils and extensive exposed rocky surfaces ...
  • Highly specialized microbial diversity in hyper-arid polar desert

    Pointing, Stephen B.; Chan, Yuki; Lacap, Donnabella C.; Lau, Maggie C.Y.; Jurgens, Joel Allan; Farrell, Roberta L. (2009-11-24)
    The McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica are a cold hyperarid polar desert that present extreme challenges to life. Here, we report a culture-independent survey of multidomain microbial biodiversity in McKelvey Valley, a ...