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A quick selfie from Dr Charles Lee and the terrestrial ecosystems team in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in the 2023/24 field season.

Measuring Antarctic warming with moss

17 January 2024

When it comes to Antarctic ice melt, how do we attribute retreat to climate change? For Dr Charles Lee, a microbial ecologist, the answer lies in measuring moss.

The University of Waikato associate professor, has just returned from his 15th Antarctic tour where drones and high-res imagery is helping establish a baseline for Antarctic vegetation.

Listen to an interview with Radio New Zealand here