Bio-glaciology in Western Greenland
An expedition to study the role of glacier microbes in shaping ice surfaces by monitoring the changing shapes of ice surface landforms and biogeochemical fluxes. The team included four young researchers from UK Universities, led by Dr Joseph Cook (University of Derby). They examined microbial habitats, fungal ecology, carbon and nutrient cycling, metabolomics, and ice physics. The trip was successful, and the science objectives met. Analysis of the data collected is on-going.