Yellowstone National Park: General Collection


Online Resources



Thermophilic bacteria
Thermophilic bacteria. NPS photo courtesy of the Yellowstone Digital Slide File.
  • NASA Research Focuses on Yellowstone's Hot Springs and Compares Findings to Rocks from Mars: This NASA Astrobiology Institute website features an article by the Yellowstone Park Foundation focusing on NASA's latest thermophile research and its contributions to outreach education in Yellowstone National Park...(more info)
  • Taking Stock of Biodiversity: This chapter focuses on the recent efforts of the National Park Service to "take stock" of biological diversity including surveys on the species, ecosystems, and genetics preserved in national parks. A number of these national park surveys are highlighted...(more info)
  • Thermophiles: This website contains chapter seven of the Yellowstone Resources and Issues Handbook 2004 entitled "Thermophiles." This is a useful guide to the microbial thermophilic life of Yellowstone National Park...(more info)
  • Life at High Temperatures: This personal website of Thomas Brock gives an overview of Yellowstone National Park's geothermal features and the various forms of life existing in these extreme environments. Topics include hidden biological resources, temperature and pH, winter conditions...(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.



Advanced Collection: Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.



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.