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  • An Antarctic hot spot for Fungi at Shackleton's Historic Hut on Cape Royds

    Blanchette, Robert A.; Held, Benjamin W.; Arenz, Brett E.; Jurgens, Joel Allan; Baltes, Nicolas; Duncan, Shona Margaret; Farrell, Roberta L. (Springer Science Bus Media BV, 2010)
    The historic expedition huts located in the Ross Sea Region of the Antarctic and the thousands of artifacts left behind by the early explorers represent important cultural heritage from the “Heroic Era” of Polar exploration. ...
  • Environmental pollutants from the Scott and Shackleton expeditions during the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic exploration

    Blanchette, Robert A.; Held, Benjamin W.; Jurgens, Joel Allan; Aislabie, Jackie M.; Duncan, Shona Margaret; Farrell, Roberta L. (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
    Early explorers to Antarctica built wooden huts and brought huge quantities of supplies and equipment to support their geographical and scientific studies for several years. When the expeditions ended and relief ships ...
  • Fungal biodiversity in extreme environments and wood degradation potential

    Jurgens, Joel Allan (The University of Waikato, 2010)
    This doctoral thesis reports results from a multidisciplinary investigation of fungi from extreme locations, focusing on one of the driest and thermally broad regions of the world, the Taklimakan Desert, with comparisons ...
  • 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 ...
  • Introduced and indigenous fungi of the Ross Island historic huts and pristine areas of

    Farrell, Roberta L.; Arenz, Brett E.; Duncan, Shona Margaret; Held, Benjamin W.; Jurgens, Joel Allan; Blanchette, Robert A. (Springer Verlag, 2011)
    This review summarizes research concerning Antarctic fungi at the century-old historic huts of the Heroic Period of exploration in the Ross Dependency 1898–1917 and fungi in pristine terrestrial locations. The motivation ...