Dr. Adrian Howkins has been awarded a NSF grant to construct a historical photo archive of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. In conjunction with his work with the McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, the construction of a historical photo archive will help to facilitate a better understanding of the human history of this unique region (the McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest ice free region in the Antarctic continent). In particular, the archive will help to address questions about the spatial scale of human impact in the Dry Valleys, and the effectiveness of management policies in limiting these impacts. Research will take place predominantly in the United States and New Zealand, as well as Antarctica. CSU graduate student Poppie Gullett will be assisting Dr. Howkins on this grant.