Sunday, September 30, 2007

Antarctic biota survived over tens of millions of years

Pete Convey and Mark Stevens review evidence of survival of Antarctic biota over the past tens of millions of years, implying that ice-free refugia must have existed. These studies highlight a possible mismatch between ice-sheet modeling and terrestrial evidence. The article can be found in Science at

Sunday, September 2, 2007

IODP Wilkes Land margin approved for 2009

The International Polar Year 2007-2009 is enriched with another great project now that the Intergrated Ocean Drilling Program has scheduled an expedition to the Wilkes Land margin for January-March 2009.
For more details on this Leg see here

Image: Ocean Drilling Program