I am Kathi, the italian! I’m a grad student at MSU in Bozeman. Last field season was my first in Antarctica. Before that I was doing my masters in Innsbruck, Austria. The glaciers in Svalbard were my office. There, I was working on the bacterial community in the snowpack of Arctic glaciers.
After my first field season in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica, I transferred to the US and became a PhD student in John Priscu’s lab. Currently I am working on viruses in the permanently ice covered lakes of the Dry Valleys and hope to get a lot done this year on the ice!
I am David, the Spanish guy and postdoc researcher from UAM in Madrid, Spain. This is my 7th polar “expedition”, but the first time I get to go to the Dry Valleys, which will be very different from what I have seen and experienced on the Antarctic Peninsula.
We´ll keep you updated with our icy-adventures. Have fun!