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The HaloEd Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The HaloEd Project is a web site dedicated to biotechnology education using Halobacteria, halophilic bacteria that live in the hypersaline environments of the world. The site lists why Halobacteria ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Life's Limit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Dr. Rocco Mancinelli of the SETI Institute is featured in this web article discussing the environmental limits to life including extreme life forms that can thrive in harsh conditions of salt, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) Workshop Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a draft report of the Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) workshop held at the National Science Foundation. It proposes questions such as: What conditions determine the limits of life? What ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Astrobiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Microscopy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Pressure, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Radiation, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Utah Microbes Point to Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article introduces the microbial halophiles of the Great Salt Lake. Featuring scientist Bonnie Baxter, the article explores the use of extremophile research in cancer defense and in the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

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
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

Algae Experiments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-part lesson offers students the opportunity to view two types of algae (freshwater and Great Salt Lake species) and assess the survival of each when placed in altered habitats. Students will ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)

A New Form of Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article introduces the discovery of a new extreme-loving microorganism, Spirochaeta americana, in California
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Audio
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Unearthing Clues to Martian Fossils part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article explains why scientists are looking to the tufa of Mono Lake, CA for hints of life on Mars. The article describes current conditions on Mars and suggests that it may have had a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

International Society for Salt Lake Research part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is home of the International Society for Salt Lake Research (ISSLR), an organization founded to establish effective liaison between persons interested in any aspect of inland saline waters, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)