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Search for Past Life on Mars: Possible Relic Biogenic Activity in Martian Meteorite ALH84001 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science magazine article documents possible evidence of nanofossils found on Martian meteorite ALH84001. The research team, led by NASA's David McKay, found carbonate globules that are similar ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Biomineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms Proceedings of a Workshop part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Academy of Sciences web page provides links to discussions and papers regarding whether or not nanobacteria may be considered life forms based on size constraints. The papers and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Geomicrobiology: How Molecular-Scale Interactions Underpin Biogeochemical Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science scholarly article discusses the molecular biology behind geomicrobiology. It features sections about microbial diversity, microbial activity in the environment, mechanistic details, the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Within Rock
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Anoxic
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Paleoceanography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Climate Data Center collection features links to climate data derived from ocean records. These include CLIMAP (sea surface temperature reconstructions), SPECMAP (a reconstruction based ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Collection
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Climate Models & Predictions For The Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes from the University of Michigan's Global Change curriculum provide information about paleoclimate and climate modeling. This website includes a list of suggested readings, an ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Global Climate Change: A Glance in the Rear View Mirror part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Geotimes article provides information regarding the inference of paleoclimate (global climate change) from proxy data such as ice core (oxygen isotope) records and biota found in deep sea ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Deep Life in the Slow, Slow Lane part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science Magazine article provides an overview of microorganisms able to survive deep beneath the Earth's surface. These organisms live on and within rock, slowly eating away at the rock as a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine, Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, Middle (6-8), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

The microbes that 'rule the world' part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This BBC News article provides general information on microorganisms that have been found 4 miles beneath the sea floor. These organisms are thought to influence climate and global chemical cycles ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Evidence of Chemolithoautotrophy in the Bacterial Community Associated with Alvinella pompejana, a Hydrothermal Vent Polychaete part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal article analyzes the bacterial community associated with Alvinella pompejana (Pompeii worm), suggesting that members of both the episymbiont and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Methane deep in ocean crust could feed chemical-hungry microorganisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This University of Washington news article details the work of oceanographer Deborah Kelley regarding microorganisms found in "layer 3" of the ocean crust. These microbes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Within Rock, Benthic, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal, :Fracture Zone
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)