Antarctic Research Group

Research Themes

Periodicals & Press Releases

National & International


EOS Earth and Space Science News Research Spotlight. Betz, E. (2015), Glacial debris hints at ancient climate changeEos, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO026447. March, 20 2015.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin article. Bold Experiments. Fall 2014, v.27 no. 3.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute news article. HHMI Supports Top Scientists in the Classroom. June 30, 2014.


Discover Magazine. Frozen in Time: Hidden Ecology and Surprising Geology of the Antarctic Dry Valleys. July/August 2013 issue.


Antarctica: An intimate portrait of the world’s most mysterious continent, chapter 3 Mars on Earth. Gabrielle Walker. Bloomsbury Press ISBN 9781408811108

Our Amazing Planet. The Secret to Packing for an Antarctic Expedition. Published online February 17, 2012.


National Ice Core Laboratory In Depth, vol. 5 (1), Spring 2010. Cover Story: PolarTREC teacher joins hunt for old ice in Antarctica.


Nature Geoscience 1 (10), 646. News and Views: Palaentology: A long-lost tundra. doi:10.1038/ngeo319

Science News. Time to Chill: New fossil finds from an ancient lake indicate when Antarctica dipped below freezing.

Science Daily. Antarctic Research Helps Shed Light On Climate Change On Mars. August 30, 2008.

The New York Times. Fossils add more proof of a global climate shift. Published August, 5, 2008.

NSF Press Release. Antarctic Fossils Paint a Picture of a Much Warmer Continent. Press Release 08-134.

Science Magazine. Freeze-dried findings support a tale of two ancient climates. Science 230, 1152-1154.


BBC News: Ancient microbes from glacier ice revived in lab. August 7, 2007 (Report on research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 105, no.33, 13455-13460).


New Scientist Magazine: Hidden Antarctica: Terra incognita. November 29, 2006.

Science Magazine online: The Labyrinth. July 6, 2006.


Geotimes, v. 50(5), p. 34-35. Tracking ice in the Antarctic (May, 2005 issue).

Science, v. 308, p.192. Ski Mars, While There’s Still Time, LPSC meeting review by R. Kerr.

LA Weekly: Ice. March 11-17 issue.


Nature 426, 779-780, News and Views: Icy Martian Mysteries.

NASA Press Release: Mars may be emerging from an ice age.

NSF Press Release: Landscapes on buried glaciers in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys help decipher recent ice ages on Mars.

Science News, Cover Story: Patterns from nowhere: natural forces bring order to untouched ground. May 17, 2003. Vol 163, 314-316.

TIME Magazine, Cracking the Ice, February 3, 50-55.

The New York Times, Science Tuesday, Cover Story: Finding Martian Landscapes Here on Earth, January 28, 2003. 


National Geographic, Timeless valleys of the Antarctic desert. October, 121-135.


Popular Science, Antarctic Meltdown? Controversial new evidence for a changing climate. February, 38-43.


Discover Magazine, Breakthroughs: The world’s oldest ice. February 23-24.


Scientific American, The big thaw: stability of the Antarctic ice remains unclear. November 18-20.

Earth Magazine, The icy secrets of Antarctica. November, 36-45.


National Geographic, Antarctica: A land of isolation no more. April, 2-51.


Boston University


BU Research Article, In Search of Ancient Ice


BU Today Article, Two Faculty Named BU’s First Howard Hughes Professors.

Daily Free Press Article, Two BU professors receive $1 million grants for hands-on research


Arts and Sciences Magazine, Cover Story, BU (Extreme) South: Geomorphologist David Marchant unearths Antarctica’s green past.


BU Today. University Headlines: Camping out on the frozen continent: CAS Professor and students on expedition to Antarctica’s frigid mountains.

Boston University Press Release. Antarctic research helps shed light on climate change on Mars. August 28, 2009.

Boston University Press Release. Rare Antarctic fossils in mountain lake area reveal extinction of tundra before full polar-climate arrived: Freeze-dried terrestrial vegetation and insects help to reveal the ecological legacy of a unique global climate transition.


BU Today. University Headlines: Heating Up Science with the World’s Oldest Ice: CAS Prof’s Antarctic ice samples reveal ancient microbes, new answers.


Bostonia Magazine, summer 2004.

Boston University Press Release: Boston University Recognizes Four Professors May 16 for Excellence in Teaching. May 16, 2004. (

Boston University Bridge:  Marchant, Temkin, and Warren recognized for devotion to students. May 28, 2004.

Boston University Bridge: Research Briefs: Martian ice age. January 9, 2004


Boston University Press Release: Boston University researcher overturns long-held theories on geology of Antarctica’s Dry Valley valleys.  February 20, 2003.

Boston University Bridge. Research Briefs: New York Times and TIME: BU prof’s Antarctic study hot topic. January 31, 2003.

Boston University Bridge. In Antarctica CAS Prof sees Mars, January 24, Cover Story.

Research at Boston University 2003. Moving toward sustainability. P 19.


Boston University Arts & Sciences, Fall 2001. And the Award Goes to… p. 11.

Research at Boston University. Fall 2001, p. 18-19.

Bostonia Magazine. An Antarctic Rosetta Stone: Unearthing the secrets of world climate history. Winter (4), 22-25.

Boston University Bridge. Research Briefs. Icy Adventures. April 5, 2001.

Boston University Bridge. Research Briefs. The Middle Miocene Mystery. September 21, 2001.


The Science Coalition, Boston University. Global Meltdown? Fall, 1999.