Antarctica afloat

Desert Research Institute researcher Alison Murray was featured in a recent issue of Science magazine, which highlighted her ongoing research in Antarctica. Murray is investigating the impact of climate change on Antarctica, identifying challenges conservationists face in preserving the landscape, including global warming, loss of ice, pollution, tourism and over-fishing. The article also touches on Murray’s concerns about the exploitation of the ecosystem’s natural resources, such as gas, oil and minerals.

Murray is part of an international research team, which recently collaborated at a summit in South Africa. Her expertise lies in microbial ecology, biodiversity and biological oceanography in the Southern Ocean. Murray also heads the U.S. Life Sciences Standing Group team.

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