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    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)

    Microbiology of Permanently Cold and Frozen Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This is the home page of Antarctic researcher Brent Christner. His site provides detailed reviews of ongoing research involving the identification of microorganisms in cold environments such as ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, :Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Microscopy, Field Methods
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional

    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)

    Cryptoendolith Communities in Antarctic Dry Valley Region Sandstones: Potential Analogues of Martian Life-Forms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This Lunar and Planetary Science article provides information about cryptoendolithic life (microbes living within rocks on the Earth's surface) in Antarctic sandstones. The purpose of the study was ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    New approaches to the study of Antarctic lithobiontic microorganisms and their inorganic traces, and their application in the detection of life in Martian rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This International Microbiology review article discusses possible ways to study cryptoendolithic (orgamisms living within pores of a rock) life in Antarctica using microscopy and how these studies ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    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 the ...
    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)

    Priscu Research Group part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    The Priscu Research Group, led by Professor John C. Priscu in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University focuses on the geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
    Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

    Endolithic Microorganisms in the Antarctic Cold Desert part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This image-rich Science article describes initial research done in the Antarctic dry valleys involving cryptoendolithic (microbes that live in rock pores) lichen communities in sandstone. The paper ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

    Microbial trace-fossil formation, biogenous, and abiotic weathering in the Antarctic cold desert part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This Science scholarly article provides information about cryptoendolithic (microbes living within rock pores) life in the Antarctic cold desert. In the Antarctic cold desert (Ross Desert), the ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Evolution, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

    Exploration of deep intraterrestrial microbial life: current perspectives part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This FEMS Microbiology Letters paper presents a review of research regarding deep terrestrial microorganisms. Intraterrestrial life (microbes living within rock) has been found at depths of several ...

    Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot, High Pressure
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

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