Cryosphere Microbiology @ Aberystwyth University

Current research in the team is supported by grants from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NE/K000942/1 to Edwards), the Freshwater Biological Association, The Systematics Association SYNTAX and Systematics Research Fund, The Society for General Microbiology, EU InterAct TA. The Welsh Government and Aberystwyth University. We gratefully acknowledge the support of these organizations but note that the views, opinions and content posted on this blog are those of the poster in question and do not necessarily reflect those of the named organizations. No polar bears were harmed in the making of this blog.

More soon to come!

Arwyn Edwards B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D. (Wales), FRGS



Read about Arwyn’s research here.


Richard Hill


Jarishma “Jerry” Gokul


Ottavia Cavalli


Sophie Cook


Sara M. E. Rassner M.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D. (Wales), FRGS


Sara is a limnologist focusing on aquatic ecology and with a particular interest in the impact of changing resources on community-level interactions. She has been studying  the microbial ecology of Arctic habitats since 2006. Currently, Sara is working on a project on the fungal ecology of supraglacial habitats on Svalbard. She thinks that the best thing about aquatic microbial ecology is the mix of different types of labwork that you get to do, such as microscopy, culturing and molecular/DNA-based work. An additional bonus if you work on microbes in polar habitats, you get to go to cool places to do your fieldwork!

Tristram “Tris” Irvine-Fynn



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