No Place Too Cold

@article{LaybournParry2009NoPT,
  title={No Place Too Cold},
  author={J. Laybourn-Parry},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={324},
  pages={1521 - 1522}
}
Simple microbial food webs are found even in the coldest and most remote polar lakes. Even the coldest environments on Earth have enough liquid water to sustain life. The scope for biological productivity in the polar regions is constrained by low temperatures and low annual levels of solar radiation, but free water on or under glaciers or ice sheets nevertheless contains numerous species of mostly microorganisms. These delicate ecosystems are widely regarded as sentinels of climate change… Expand
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