Yellowstone National Park: Advanced Collection


Online Resources



Thermophilic bacteria
Thermophilic bacteria. NPS photo taken by John Good courtesy of the Yellowstone Digital Slide File.
  • Cataloguing and Mapping Extreme Microorganisms in Yellowstone National Park: Internet Based Microbial Database and Map Server (A Prototype) (http://gis.inel.gov/ynp/default.htm): This site is a prototype-stage project developed by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) which contains access to thermal feature maps and microbial data...(more info)



Other Yellowstone Collections




Octopus Spring: Octopus Spring is a partially alkaline, low-carbonate, low-sulfur hot spring located in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is home to a variety of thermophiles, as well as a colorful array of microbial mat communities.



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



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


Additional Resources



For additional resources about Thermophiles, search the Microbial Life collection.