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The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013

The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden.
--Bruce Jackson

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013

As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack, it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life exists immediately beneath its surface.
--Robert Falcon Scott

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013

The wildest geysers in the world, in bright, triumphant bands, are dancing and singing in it amid thousands of boiling springs, beautiful and awful, their basins arrayed in gorgeous colors like gigantic flowers; and hot paint-pots, mud springs, mud volcanoes, mush and broth cauldrons whose contents are of every color and consistency, splash and heave and roar in bewildering abundance. --John Muir

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013

The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden.
--Bruce Jackson

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
--John Muir

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013

We have very strong evidence that a vast sub-surface ocean exists on Jupiter's moon Europa. It's an incredibly compelling place to explore in our search for life beyond Earth.
--Kevin Hand

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013

Yellowstone Park is something absolutely unique in the world so far as I know. Nowhere else in any civilized country is there to be found such a tract of veritable wonderland made accessible to all visitors.
--President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY Sept 8-12, 2013

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
--John Muir

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY 2013

The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden.
--Bruce Jackson

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY 2013

Yellowstone Park is something absolutely unique in the world so far as I know. Nowhere else in any civilized country is there to be found such a tract of veritable wonderland made accessible to all visitors.
--President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY 2013

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
--John Muir

The 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on POLAR & ALPINE MICROBIOLOGY 2013

The wildest geysers in the world, in bright, triumphant bands, are dancing and singing in it amid thousands of boiling springs, beautiful and awful, their basins arrayed in gorgeous colors like gigantic flowers; and hot paint-pots, mud springs, mud volcanoes, mush and broth cauldrons whose contents are of every color and consistency, splash and heave and roar in bewildering abundance. --John Muir

Welcome!


It is our pleasure to welcome you to PAM 2013. This year's conference will be held just miles from Yellowstone National Park, in Big Sky, Montana, USA, September 8-12, 2013. This is the 5th international meeting with the continuing goal to share and review discoveries and progress in polar and alpine microbiology research across disciplines.

PAM 2013 continues the tradition of the highly successful meetings previously held in:
Rovaniemi, Finland, 2004
Innsbruck, Austria, 2006
Banff, Canada, 2008
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011

Big Sky, Montana is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Southwest, Montana. The area is famous for outdoor recreation including hiking, skiing, fishing, and rafting. It is 48 miles / 77 kilometers from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, home to a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and many of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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FEMS Microbiology Ecology, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for an upcoming Polar and Alpine Thematic Issue.

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