Ice Alive: Uncovering the secrets of Earth’s Ice

In collaboration with Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Proudfoot Media and I have produced a documentary film explaining the latest research into the surprising hidden biology shaping Earth's ice. The story is told by young UK Arctic scientists with contributions from guests including astronaut Chris Hadfield and biologist Jim Al-Khalili. We went to great lengths to … Continue reading Ice Alive: Uncovering the secrets of Earth’s Ice

Life on Greenland’s Ice: 2 short videos

Here are two short films that Peter Sinclair (DarkSnow and Climate Crocks) made over summer 2016. The first is an interview with me about Greenlan's surface reflectivity. The second is about the microbiology of algal blooms on the ice surface by fellow Black and Bloom postdoc Chris Williamson. see more at the Black and Bloom … Continue reading Life on Greenland’s Ice: 2 short videos

Video: What Lives on Ice and Snow?

Here's a link to Krzysztof Zawierucha's (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan) new film about the biology of ice and snow, including cryoconite holes, snow and ice surfaces. The film clearly shows why Earth's ice and snow represents a threatened store of biodiversity and illustrates some of the feedbacks between physical and biological processes operating in the cryosphere. See also Krzysztof's paper in … Continue reading Video: What Lives on Ice and Snow?