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FAQ1
How is it that Desert Research Institute scientists are working in the ocean in Antarctica?
FAQ2
Why do you need to travel all the way to Antarctica to study Archaeal gene expression?
FAQ3
How do you get from Reno to Palmer Station?
FAQ4
What are the best genetic tools to measure changes in gene expression?
FAQ 5
What can gene expression in archaea and bacteria teach us that can lead to great new discoveries?
FAQ 6
What is the Tree of Life?
   

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How is it that Desert Research Institute scientists are working in the ocean in Antarctica? The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is an institute whose name was derived from its geographical location in the desert, more so than from focuses on studies of the desert.

Researchers at the DRI study habitats in nearly all of the world's environments!

There are more than seven faculty at DRI with polar research projects stemming from the study of past climates through looking at deep ice core sections to studying seasonal dynamics of microbiota in the sea ice ecosystem.

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