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Mono Lake and Mars: The Extremophile Connection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article explains how and why scientists are looking to Mono Lake for clues regarding life on Mars. It describes tufa formation and the creation of microfossils, the current explorations of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 180-page report of the European Space Agency offers an exobiological view of the solar system and describes the search for life on Mars. Exobiology sections include: chemical evolution in the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Tardigrades: Bears of the Moss part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online PowerPoint presentation is dedicated to the phylum Tardigrada. It discusses distinguishing characteristics of Tardigrades (also known as water bears), their relationship to arthropods and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Radiation, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

The Chesapeake Bay's Dead Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Chesapeake Bay Foundation fact sheet provides information regarding the cause and growth of the Chesapeake Bay dead zone. The site also addresses possible solutions to the hypoxia and includes a ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Dead zones off New Jersey part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Geotimes article gives a brief overview of the New Jersey dead zone. Unlike the Mississippi delta hypoxia, which is thought to occur from nutrient overloading from farms along the Mississippi ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA site provides links to introductory information about the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. It offers answers to questions such as: what is the hypoxic zone, how did it form, what strategies are ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Harmful Algal Blooms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This comprehensive NOAA pdf file contains in depth information about harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the United States. The article contains general information about HABs, location-based assessments ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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)

Geobiology of a microbial endolithic community in the Yellowstone geothermal environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Letters to Nature scholarly article presents findings from a study done at Yellowstone's Norris Geyser Basin, the purpose of which was to characterize the endolithic microbial community in the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Acidic, Anoxic
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Bizarre Life Forms Thrive Beneath Earth's Surface part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Anoxic
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

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