United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Peter Doran

Position
Full Professor
Affiliation
Louisiana State University
Department
Geology and Geophysics
Research Interests
Specific research areas include modern hydrological and biogeochemical processes in polar lake systems, and the use of this modern calibration in paleoenvironmental reconstruction, paleolimnology and sedimentology of perennially ice-covered Antarctic lakes, problems in Quaternary dating in the Antarctic dry valleys, biogeochemistry of deeply ice-covered lakes, physical controls on and ecological impact of persistent lake ice covers, modern controls on carbon isotopic signatures in lacustrine systems, and the use of the dry valleys as analogs to help in the search for evidence of extant or extinct life on other worlds
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
Dry Valleys
Research Keywords
lakes, Long Term Ecological Research, climate, Dry Valleys
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Integrated System Science
Other NSF Antarctic Programs
Antarctic Earth Sciences
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Geosciences Group