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Princeton' s Geomicrobiology Web part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource includes information pertaining to life in deep surfaces and other extreme environments. Topics covered include geomicrobial life in extreme deep-subsurface environments characterized ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology, :Microbiology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, High Pressure, Hypersaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Tardigrades part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This highly informative and detailed web site features a Pathfinder Science hands-on, minds-on guided research activity dedicated to tardigrades, also known as water bears. The site helps to create ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Project:Independent Research, Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Radiation, Alkaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

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, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Extreme Animals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news article discusses the ability of tardigrades to withstand harsh conditions. The article covers the history, biology and significance of tardigrades, as well as the different types of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Pressure, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Tardigrades: Bears of the Moss part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online PowerPoint presentation is dedicated to the phylum Tardigrada. It discusses distinguishing characteristics of Tardigrades (also known as water bears), their relationship to arthropods and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Radiation, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

East African Rift Valley Links for Learning part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page contains links to a collection of resources devoted to the East African Valley Rift, with emphasis on environmental issues and concerns. It lists web addresses by subtopics, in outline ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Maps
Extreme Environments: Alkaline
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Life in Extreme Environments: The Universe May Be More Habitable Than We Thought, Part 2 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article explores microbial life in extreme environments associated with salinity, acidity, alkalinity, high temperature, low temperature, radiation, gravity, and pressure. It also introduces the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Hypersaline, Anoxic, High Radiation, Alkaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Seen and Unseen: Discovering the Microbes of Yellowstone part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book takes readers on a tour of Yellowstone's microbial flora and fauna. Photographed using state-of-the-art technology, each microbe is presented with photographs of the environment where it's ...

Subject: Biology: Education, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Informal, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), General Public

Extremophiles: Microbial Life in Extreme Environments part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book provides a detailed overview of extremophiles, life-forms that thrive under some of the harshest conditions found on Earth. Over the course of 11 contributed chapters, 26 experts from ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Biology:Astrobiology, Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold, High Pressure, Anoxic, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Mono Basin Clearinghouse part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site serves as a comprehensive listing of scientific information on the Mono Basin, California. It is organized into the following categories: reports and studies database; reports and studies ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources, Audio/Visual, Datasets and Tools
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

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