17 Jan 2024

Charlie Lee: Measuring Antarctic ice melt

From Summer Times, 9:40 am on 17 January 2024

When it comes to Antarctic ice melt, how do we attribute retreat to climate change? For Dr Charles Lee, a microbial ecologist, the answer lies in measuring moss.

The University of Waikato associate professor, has just returned from his 15th Antarctic tour where drones and high-res imagery is helping establish a baseline for Antarctic vegetation.

Microbial ecologist Dr Charles Lee and phD students in Antarctica.

Microbial ecologist Dr Charlie Lee and phD students in Antarctica. Photo: Charles Lee