United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Sarah Power

PhD Student
Virginia Tech
Department of Biological Sciences
Research Interests
Sarah Power is a PhD Candidate with the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. She has been part of the LTER since 2017 when she began as a Masters student. Sarah primarily uses a combination of remote sensing (orbital and hand-held spectral data), ground truth sampling, and laboratory analyses to research the distribution and abundance of microbial mats and biocrusts throughout the streams and soils of the Taylor Valley. She also uses molecular techniques and pigment analyses to better under the dynamics and biogeochemistry of these microbial communities.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
Field camp - helicopter access
Dry Valleys
Research Keywords
remote sensing, ecosystems, biogeosciences, microbial mat, soils
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group