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Thermal Biology Institute part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The goals of the Thermal Biology Institute's webpage are to present cutting-edge research focused on the biology of geothermal systems, to promote collaboration among researchers and resource ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Yellowstone Resources and Issues Guide - Astrobiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report explores the connection between geomicrobiology and astrobiology, explaining NASA's interest in the natural history of Yellowstone National Park. Multi-institution research teams are ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Microbiology in Yellowstone National Park part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site describes how Yellowstone National Park is a focal point for cutting-edge microbiology research and how it provides a valuable setting for outreach education. Topics include questions for ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot

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, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Mono Lake Microbial Diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a survey reporting the phylogenetic diversity of Mono Lake bacteria as conducted by the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. Samples were collected from different layers of the lake and analyzed ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

The Mono Basin Ecosystem: Effect of a Changing Lake Level part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Altered by Humans, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Exotic-looking Microbes Turn Up In Ancient Antarctic Ice part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article describes newly discovered microbial organisms in the Antarctic ice sheet. The microbes were discovered in deep ice core samples from the Vostok Station about 1,000 km from the South ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) Workshop Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a draft report of the Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) workshop held at the National Science Foundation. It proposes questions such as: What conditions determine the limits of life? What ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Astrobiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Microscopy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Pressure, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Radiation, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Ice Cube of Exotic Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article describes a permafrost subglacial lake discovered beneath Antarctica. The lake offers scientists a chance to test their sterile drilling techniques before exploring elsewhere in search ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Why Owens Lake is Red! part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article explains the biological phenomena of reddish-colored salt lakes, such as Lake Owens, and playas. Applying colorful images and geological history, the author describes the processes by ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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