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Microbiology of Permanently Cold and Frozen Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 ...

Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 180-page report of the European Space Agency offers an exobiological view of the solar system and describes the search for life on Mars. Exobiology sections include: chemical evolution in the ...

Extremophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article introduces the reader to the diversity and significance of extremophiles. Descriptions are provided of the habitat and ecology of thermophiles, psychrophiles (cold lovers), acidophiles, ...

Research Team Discovers First Evidence of Microbes Living in a Rock Glacier part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NSF press release reports that scientists have discovered evidence of microbial activity in a rock glacier high above tree line in the Rocky Mountains, a barren environment previously thought to ...

"Year-Round Access to the McMurdo Region: Opportunities for Science and Education" part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This presentation describes the logistics associated with research in the Antarctic. It includes an introduction to the study site, alternatives for winter deployment, environmental issues, safety ...

New approaches to the study of Antarctic lithobiontic microorganisms and their inorganic traces, and their application in the detection of life in Martian rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This International Microbiology review article discusses possible ways to study cryptoendolithic (orgamisms living within pores of a rock) life in Antarctica using microscopy and how these studies ...

Thermophiles 2003 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the home page for the 2003 International Conference on Thermophiles held at the University of Exeter. The site includes information on organizers, scientific program, general information, ...

Priscu Research Group part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Priscu Research Group, led by Professor John C. Priscu in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University focuses on the geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, ...

Brian D. Lanoil part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the home page for Brian D. Lanoil, Associate Professor of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, with research specialization in life in extreme environments, ...

Endolithic Microorganisms in the Antarctic Cold Desert part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This image-rich Science article describes initial research done in the Antarctic dry valleys involving cryptoendolithic (microbes that live in rock pores) lichen communities in sandstone. The paper ...

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