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Microbial Life in Cold Environments Advanced Collection



Mt. Colon flanked byalpine glaciers
Glacier flanked Mt. Collon, Swiss Alps. Psychrophilic bacteria have been identified from the debris rich ice and sediments of a glacier in this area, Haut Glacier d' Arolla (located to the east of Mt. Collon). photo by S. Montross

Featured Resources


  • Microbiology of Permanently Cold and Frozen Environments: This is the home page of Antarctic researcher Brent Christner. His site provides detailed reviews of ongoing research involving the identification of microorganisms in cold environments such as glacial ice, cryoconite holes, Lake Vostok accretion ice, and the Antarctic dry valley lakes. This source highlights the importance of research pertaining to cold environments...(more info)

  • Year-Round Access to the McMurdo Region: Opportunities for Science and Education:This presentation describes the logistics associated with research in the Antarctic. It includes an introduction to the study site, alternatives for winter deployment,...(more info)


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    General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about psychrophiles.




    For Educators: This collection includes activities, assignments, and reading materials created specifically for educators.






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