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Awardee:MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, INC
Doing Business As Name:Montana State University
PD/PI:
  • John C Priscu
  • (406) 994-3250
  • jpriscu@montana.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Christine M Foreman
Award Date:06/10/2009
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 630,475
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 630,475
  • FY 2009=$630,475
Start Date:01/01/2010
End Date:09/30/2013
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.078
Primary Program Source:040101 RRA RECOVERY ACT
Award Title or Description:Collaborative Research: Integrated High Resolution Chemical and Biological Measurements on the Deep WAIS Divide Core
Federal Award ID Number:0839075
DUNS ID:625447982
Parent DUNS ID:079602596
Program:ANT Glaciology

Awardee Location

Street:309 MONTANA HALL
City:BOZEMAN
State:MT
ZIP:59717-2470
County:Bozeman
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:00

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Montana State University
Street:309 MONTANA HALL
City:BOZEMAN
State:MT
ZIP:59717-2470
County:Bozeman
Country:US
Cong. District:00

Abstract at Time of Award

McConnell/0839093 This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This award supports a project to use the WAIS Divide deep core to investigate the Last Deglaciation at sub-annual resolution through an integrated set of chemical and biological analyses. The intellectual merit of the project is that these analyses, combined with others, will take advantage of the high snow accumulation WAIS Divide site yielding the highest time resolution glacio-biogeochemical and gas record of any deep Antarctic ice core. With other high resolution Greenland cores (GISP2 and GRIP) and lower resolution Antarctic cores, the combined record will yield new insights into worldwide climate dynamics and abrupt change. The proposed chemical, biological, and elemental tracer measurements will also be used to address all of the WAIS Divide science themes. The broader impacts of the project include education and outreach activities such as numerous presentations to local K-12 students; opportunities for student and teacher involvement in the laboratory work; a teacher training program in Earth sciences in the heavily minority Santa Ana, Compton, and Costa Mesa, California school districts; and development of high school curricula. Extensive graduate and undergraduate student involvement also is planned and will include one post doctoral associate, one graduate student, and undergraduate hourly involvement at DRI; a graduate student and undergraduates at University of California, Irvine (UCI); and a post doctoral fellow at MSU. Student recruitment will be made from underrepresented groups building on a long track record of involvement and will include the NSF funded California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) and the Montana American Indian Research Opportunities (AIRO).

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Vick-Majors, T.J. and John C. Priscu "Bacterioplankton productivity in lakes of the Taylor Valley, Antarctica during the polar night transition" Aquatic Microbial Ecology, v.68, 2012, p.57-76.

?abacká. Marie, John C. Priscu, Hassan J. Basagic, Andrew G. Fountain, Diana H. Wall, Ross A. Virginia, Mark C. Greenwood "Aeolian flux of biotic and abiotic material in the Taylor Valley, Antarctica Geomorphology" Geomorphology, v.155-156, 2012, p.102-111.

Wadham, J.L., Tranter, M., Skidmore, M., Hodson, A.J., Priscu, J.C., Lyons, W.B., Sharp, M., Wynn, P., Jackson, M. "Biogeochemical weathering under ice: size matters" Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v.24, 2010, p.3025. doi:10.1029/2009GB003688 

Priscu, J.C. and K.O. Hand "The microbial habitability of extraterrestrial icy worlds: A view from Earth" Microbe, v.7, 2012, p.167-172.

Barletta, R.E., J.C. Priscu, H.M. Mader, W.L. Jones and C.W. Roe "Chemical Analysis of Ice Vein µ-Environments II ? Analysis of Glacial Samples from Greenland and the Antarctic" J. Glaciology, v.58, 2012, p.1109-1118.

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