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Eukaryotes in Extreme Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article is a compilation of information about free-living eukaryotes in extreme environments. Written in summary form, it includes anaerobes, thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, ...

Phylum: Tardigrada (water bears, tardigrades) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page describes water bears, minute animals that can remain dormant in a dry state for over 100 years. The page addresses what they are, where they are found, their general biology, ...

Tree of Life: Tardigrada part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tree of Life web page features scientific information about Tardigrades, also known as water bears. The page includes the following Tardigrade resources: a diagram showing the external features ...

Tardigrades part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online article describes tardigrades and discusses how amateur microscopists can help scientists understand more about microscopic organisms called tardigrades, commonly known as water bears. ...

Cyanobacteria and the Cryptobiotic Crust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cryptobiotic crusts are featured in this web page, with discussion on cryptobiotic communities, cyanobacteria, and other organisms that comprise this environment. The site provides numerous images of ...

An Introduction to Biological Soil Crusts part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Biological soil crusts are the feature of this USGS Canyonlands Research Station website. The site provides an introduction to biological soil crusts with linked images, divided into the following ...

Photo Gallery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page contains a gallery of biological soil crust images and figures. All images are downloadable and royalty-free. In addition, the site provides links to ...

References part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page contains links to the Canyonlands Research Station's complete biological soil crust reference list. These soil crusts are also known as cryptogamic, ...

Canyon Country Ecosystems Research Site (CCERS) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page provides information about research dedicated to the long-term study of the ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau. The page covers in brief the ...

Links To Related Web Sites & Publications part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page provides links related to biological soil crusts. The links include Soils/Biological Soil Crusts, Biological Soil Crusts - Webs of Life in the Desert ...