UF SILA Greenland Research - Summer 2022

Significance of Ice-Loss to Landscapes in the Arctic

The objective of the SILA project is to use a multidisciplinary approach to develop a holistic understanding of feedbacks that control weathering, hydrological, ecological and biogeochemical processes across the different types of streams draining the glacial and post-glacial landscapes.

This video features Imagery and descriptions of the areas that were the focus of Geology, Hydrology, Microbiology, Botany and Ecology studies by University of Florida faculty and graduate students during June and July 2022.

UF SILA Florida Research - Summer 2021

Microbial Connections: Florida's Springs and the Greenland Ice Sheet

The SILA cohort of UF faculty and students in Geology, Hydrology, Microbiology, Botany and Ecology were not able to make a planned expedition to Greenland during the summer of 2021 because of restrictions due to the pandemic.

Dr. Brent Christner, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Florida, and his graduate students demonstrate sampling techniques for microbes at a Florida spring that summer and discuss how these microbes might be similar to those found under the Greenland Ice Sheet.