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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)

    Microbial Ecology of an Extreme Acidic Environment, the Tinto River part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This journal article analyzes the microbial ecology of the Rio Tinto, an extreme environment with a rather constant acidic pH and high concentration of heavy metals. Molecular ecology techniques are ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Acidic
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    Ferroplasma acidarmanus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This web page provides a description and photograph of Ferroplasma acidarmanus, a newfound archaeon microbe that eats iron, lives in acid-drenched conditions, and has been identified as a chief ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
    Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
    Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

    Microbial Mining part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Coastally Restricted Forests part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This book discusses the ecology and management of freshwater forests limited to within 250 km of a seacoast in the temperate and boreal zones of the Northern Hemisphere. The chapters deal with a ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Education, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Biology:Diversity, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
    Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Acidic
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    Atlantic White Cedar Restoration Ecology and Management part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This book contains the proceedings of the Atlantic White Cedar Restoration Ecology and Management Symposium held at Christopher Newport University in 2000. Topics include history, natural history and ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity:Censuses, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Education, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Bibliography
    Extreme Environments: Acidic, Anoxic
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

    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

    Hardy Microbe Thrives at pH 0 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This article reports that a team of geomicrobiologists has detected a new microbe, called Ferroplasma acidarmanus, surviving in some of the most acidic waters on Earth - a seemingly impossible pH ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Biogeochemistry
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Acidic
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, 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)

    Life in extreme environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This Nature insight review article "Life in extreme environments" is a detailed description of bacterial prevalence in extreme environments. It includes diagrams and descriptions of ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology, Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
    Extreme Environments: High Pressure, High Radiation, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Alkaline, Acidic
    Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

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