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Tardigrade Reference Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site features links to resources regarding tardigrade science and education. It is hosted by The Academy of Natural Sciences and was created by Dr. William Miller, a leading tardigrade ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), Informal, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14)

New Jersey Tardigrade Survey part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich web page represents highlights from the New Jersey Tardigrade Survey conducted by Michael Shaw, under the guidance of William Miller. A map of New Jersey site locations is followed by ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Potential societal and economic impacts of wastewater nutrient removal and recycling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scholarly article documents possible effects of nutrient pollution on estuaries and coastal waters. These effects include the impairment of ecosystems (food webs) and major reductions or ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Biology of Extremophiles Laboratory part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is the home page for a laboratory dedicated to the biology of extremophiles at Institute of Genetics in Microbiology at the University of Paris, headed by Patrick Forterre. The site is a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Bioinformatics, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Anoxic
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

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)

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)

Extremophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article introduces the reader to the diversity and significance of extremophiles. Descriptions are provided of the habitat and ecology of thermophiles, psychrophiles (cold lovers), acidophiles, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Acidic, Extremely Hot, Alkaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Research Team Discovers First Evidence of Microbes Living in a Rock Glacier part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NSF press release reports that scientists have discovered evidence of microbial activity in a rock glacier high above tree line in the Rocky Mountains, a barren environment previously thought to ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, High Radiation
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Arthrobacter part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site describes the bacterium Arthrobacter and its classification, description/significance, structure, metabolism, ecology, cultivation, and references. This site also contains links to Virginia ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Alkaline Hypersaline Lakes as Analogs for Ancient Microbial Habitats on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a scientific article associated with the Mars Global Surveyor Project, reporting data collected from a study analyzing Mono Lake as a terrestrial analog to Mars. The study is ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)