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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)

Tree of Life: Tardigrada part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tree of Life web page features scientific information about Tardigrades, also known as water bears. The page includes the following Tardigrade resources: a diagram showing the external features ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Rubrobacter xylanophilus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site features the microbe Rubrobacter xylanophilus. This organism was found to be extremely gamma-radiation resistant. This organism was also found to be slightly thermophilic. The DNA of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Cyanobacteria and the Cryptobiotic Crust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cryptobiotic crusts are featured in this web page, with discussion on cryptobiotic communities, cyanobacteria, and other organisms that comprise this environment. The site provides numerous images of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

An Introduction to Biological Soil Crusts part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Biological soil crusts are the feature of this USGS Canyonlands Research Station website. The site provides an introduction to biological soil crusts with linked images, divided into the following ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Metabolism
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Soil Crusts: Technical Reference part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page provides a link to download a 90-page PDF report summarizing current knowledge about biological soil crusts, with emphasis on crusts found in the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Metabolism
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

References part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page contains links to the Canyonlands Research Station
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Bibliography, Scientific Resources:Bibliography
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Canyon Country Ecosystems Research Site (CCERS) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page provides information about research dedicated to the long-term study of the ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau. The page covers in brief the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Links To Related Web Sites & Publications part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page provides links related to biological soil crusts. The links include Soils/Biological Soil Crusts, Biological Soil Crusts - Webs of Life in the Desert ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Bibliography
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Tardigrade Species Distribution Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides information about Tardigrades and introduces the Tardigrade Species Distribution Project. The objectives of the project are to engage students in hands-on science and to map the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Radiation, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

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