Welcome to the 2017-2018 Wormherder Field Season!  We have two projects this year, B-458 on the Shackleton Glacier and C-507-M in the Dry Valleys, scheduled back to back.  The B-458 project will be collecting soil samples trying to discover how soil ecosystems reassembled as they emerged from the last ice age.  The C-507-M project as part of the Long Term Ecological Research group is continuing to look at how terrestrial ecosystems respond to climate variability.  This makes for a longer field season than usual, but we are excited to get started.