Professor Alexandre Anesio - inaugural lecture

Professor of Biogeochemistry Glaciers
School of Geographical Sciences
 
This lecture took place on Monday 23 March 2015
 

Life on ice: microbial attack on glaciers

It is now recognised that large expanses of ice in the polar regions are inhabited by active microbial communities forming one of the biomes of Earth. Microbes on ice are diverse, play an important role in the cycling of nutrients and can even modify the physical environment they live.