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    The Goldilocks Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This on-line news article introduces the Goldilocks Zone, an area of space adequate for the survival of life. Initially believed to be a remarkably small region of space that didn't even include the ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Anoxic, High Radiation, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot
    Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

    Mono Lake and Mars: The Extremophile Connection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This article explains how and why scientists are looking to Mono Lake for clues regarding life on Mars. It describes tufa formation and the creation of microfossils, the current explorations of ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Hypersaline, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

    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 ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

    Life in Alternate Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This online lecture provides information about life in extreme environments from the perspective of an undergraduate geology class. It explores current conditions for life, the origins of life, and ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Evolution:Principles, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), 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)

    Alkaline Hypersaline Lakes as Analogs for Ancient Microbial Habitats on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This site features a scientific article associated with the Mars Global Surveyor Project, reporting data collected from a study analyzing Mono Lake as a terrestrial analog to Mars. The study is ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    The X-philes: microorganisms at the extremes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This personal website of Richard Johnson, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes University , gives a detailed overview of the field of extremophile research. Topics covered include ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold, High Pressure, Hypersaline, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14)

    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)

    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