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Mono Basin Clearinghouse part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site serves as a comprehensive listing of scientific information on the Mono Basin, California. It is organized into the following categories: reports and studies database; reports and studies ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources, Audio/Visual, Datasets and Tools
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

The Student Revolution that Saved Mono Lake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This essay, written by a twelfth-grader in California, details the history of Mono Lake conservation. Beginning in 1976, it traces the events that inspired a few college students to form the Mono ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Pictures of Mono Lake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site briefly introduces the history and ecology of Mono Lake. It is comprised of 27 professional photographs, each offering a visual insight into the community's unusual landscape. All images ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public

The Goldilocks Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article introduces the Goldilocks Zone, an area of space adequate for the survival of life. Initially believed to be a remarkably small region of space that didn't even include the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Anoxic, High Radiation, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Mono Lake Web Site part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Mono Lake Web Site is the homepage of the Mono Lake Committee and offers helpful information regarding the unique hypersaline and alkaline environment. Visitors will find information about the Mono ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Altered by Humans, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public

Extreme Bugs Found in Slag Dump part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article reports that scientists recently discovered microbial communities thriving in the slag dumps of the Lake Calumet region of southeast Chicago where the water can reach a pH of 12.8. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Alkaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

Huelva Province: Rio Tinto Mines part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site offers information about the Rio Tinto in Andalucia, Spain. It describes the opencast mine structures, landscape, rich history, and regional influence of the Rio Tinto mines. Part of a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

NASA Facts: Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site provides a brief summary and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE). MARTE uses the search for life in the subsurface of the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Astrobiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Life Under a Spanish Red River part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This magazine article introduces the Rio Tinto - a polluted, acidic river in Spain - and its significance in the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE). As part of NASA�s search for ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life Beneath the Surface part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Site discusses life in Columbia River Plateau basalts near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and how it is related to microbial clean up of human wastes. This site also ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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