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Phylum: Tardigrada (water bears, tardigrades) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page describes water bears, minute animals that can remain dormant in a dry state for over 100 years. The page addresses what they are, where they are found, their general biology, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Extreme Animals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news article discusses the ability of tardigrades to withstand harsh conditions. The article covers the history, biology and significance of tardigrades, as well as the different types of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Pressure, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Tree of Life: Tardigrada part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tree of Life web page features scientific information about Tardigrades, also known as water bears. The page includes the following Tardigrade resources: a diagram showing the external features ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Tardigrades part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online article describes tardigrades and discusses how amateur microscopists can help scientists understand more about microscopic organisms called tardigrades, commonly known as water bears. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods, Microscopy, Biology:Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, Anhydrous
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Informal, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

The Search for Extremophiles on Earth and Beyond part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this article, Penelope Boston examines the limits of life in a variety of Earth's extreme environments as well as the connection to possible extraterrestrial life. Also included are a number of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, High Pressure, Anhydrous, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), General Public, High School (9-12)

Cyanobacteria and the Cryptobiotic Crust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cryptobiotic crusts are featured in this web page, with discussion on cryptobiotic communities, cyanobacteria, and other organisms that comprise this environment. The site provides numerous images of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

"Miracle" Microbes Thrive at Earth's Extremes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article introduces extremophiles, microbes found thriving in the most inhospitable environments on Earth. It reviews the differences between extremophiles and mesophiles, and how archaea ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Pressure, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

An Introduction to Biological Soil Crusts part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Biological soil crusts are the feature of this USGS Canyonlands Research Station website. The site provides an introduction to biological soil crusts with linked images, divided into the following ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Metabolism
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Canyon Country Ecosystems Research Site (CCERS) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page provides information about research dedicated to the long-term study of the ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau. The page covers in brief the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Links To Related Web Sites & Publications part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page provides links related to biological soil crusts. The links include Soils/Biological Soil Crusts, Biological Soil Crusts - Webs of Life in the Desert ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Bibliography
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

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