Welcome to IGNITERRA

The IGNITERRA mission focuses on examining the archaic microbes, that originate from the deep sub­surface, and are specifically adapted to life in extreme conditions.

Our central hypothesis maintains that Tramway Ridge microbes are archaic, originate from the deep-­sub-­surface, and are specifically adapted to life in extreme conditions (heat, prolonged darkness, and oligotrophy), the signatures of which can be observed in their genetics both at organism and community levels.

 

 

Mission Personnel Technology Environment

Mission

The IGNITERRA mission focuses on examining the archaic microbes, that originate from the deep sub­surface, and are specifically adapted to life in extreme conditions.

Personnel

Meet the IGNITERRA scientists who have been working on Mt Erebus and Mt Melbourne, Antarctica.

Technology

Find out about the special technology required when working in the extreme environments of Antarctica.

Environment

From Scott Base, to the upper slopes of volcanic Mt Erebus, find out about the extreme environments of Antarctica.

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