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Bacterial Symbionts Induce Host Organ Morphogenesis During Early Postembryonic Development of the Squid Euprymna scolopes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal abstract discusses the mutualistic association between the squid Euprymna scolopes and the bacterium Vibrio fischeri, an emerging experimental system for the study of the influence of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Fungi Help Reduce Transplant Failures at the Roots part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article reports that inoculating trees with mycorrhizal fungi prior to or at planting has revolutionized the reforestation of mined lands and similar projects. The fungi form a kind of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public, College Lower (13-14), Informal

Australians Sweep up Black Smoker Chimney part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief web article features an Australian research team who dredged up a black smoker from the deep waters of the Bismark Sea. The article recounts the team's expedition and discusses the team's ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

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)

Black Smokers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief web article features black smokers and discusses the history of their discovery, the geologic processes creating black smokers, and the various life forms inhabiting this extreme ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

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)

Dead Zone: Galveston Researcher Examines Loss of Marine Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Texas A&M newspaper article provides very general info regarding the possible link between poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico and farm runoff. Researcher Antonietta Quigg describes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Restoring Life to the Dead Zone: Addressing Gulf Hypoxia, a National Problem part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet provides an introductory synopsis of some of the causes of poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico. The dead zone is caused by increased nutrients from the Mississippi River, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Elusive dead zone tracked in the Pacific part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This MSNBC newspaper article provides general information about poor water quality off the Oregon coast. The article recounts how scientists are hunting for very low levels of oxygen, a sign of what ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)