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Rio Tinto estuary (Spain): 5000 years of pollution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article examines the major sources of pollution in the Rio Tinto estuary of southern Spain. The introduction includes a historical perspective of the region, description of the Rio Tinto ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

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 , 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)

The Role of Micro-Organisms in Acid Rock Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference site explains the role of microbes in acid rock drainage. Topics include the sulfur cycle, the role of microorganisms in the sulfur cycle, natural oxidation in the sulfur cycle, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, :Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Aqueous Solutions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Microbial Leaching of Metals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 16-page book chapter details microbial leaching of metals. Sections include an introduction, terminology, historical background, principles of microbial metal leaching, microbial diversity in ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Heavy Metal Mining Using Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 29-page journal article is a review of heavy metal mining using microbes. It details the history of biomining, general characteristics of biomining microbes, biodiversity of biomining microbes, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Living Large in Microscopic Nooks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution publication, highlights the ability of certain bacteria to live off a solid-rock substrate. This publication also contains ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In 1991, scientists aboard the submersible Alvin sailed into the aftermath of a very recent volcanic eruption on the seafloor. This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Glacial lake hides bacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article highlights the published work of a geomicrobiology research team led by Eric Gaidos from the University of Hawaii and Brian Lanoil, from the University of California, Riverside. This ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Sea Floor Hot Springs As Teeming With Valuable Minerals And Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article found in SpaceDaily is a review of the research and professional affiliations of marine geologist and geophysicist Peter A. Rona of the department of geological sciences and the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Leg 201 Preliminary Report: Controls on Microbial Communities in Deeply Buried Sediments, Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Peru Margin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This text is the preliminary report of the Ocean Drilling Program Leg 201, which was the first ocean drilling expedition dedicated to the study of life deep beneath the seafloor. Its seven sites were ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Diversity, Diversity:Censuses, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Aqueous Solutions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional