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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

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

"Year-Round Access to the McMurdo Region: Opportunities for Science and Education" part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This presentation describes the logistics associated with research in the Antarctic. It includes an introduction to the study site, alternatives for winter deployment, environmental issues, safety ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology, :Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

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)

Red Layer Microbial Observatory Database Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is home to the Red Layer Microbial Observatory (RLMO) Database Project from the National Science Foundation, Western Oregon University, and Yellowstone National Park. Research focuses ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism, Biology:Diversity, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

High affinity binding of red tide neurotoxins to marine mammal brain part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scholarly paper from Aquatic Toxicology documents a study of the binding of dinoflagellate-produced red tide neurotoxins to mammalian brains. The researchers studied the brain tissue of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)