B.C. Christner, Montana State University, Departments of Land Resources and Earth Sciences
This is the home page of Antarctic researcher Brent Christner. His site provides detailed reviews of ongoing research involving the identification of microorganisms in cold environments such as glacial ice, cryoconite holes, Lake Vostok accretion ice, and the Antarctic dry valley lakes. This source highlights the importance of research pertaining to cold environments and also includes numerous descriptions and photographs of life in extreme environments. Links to various sites relevant to environmental microbiology, geomicrobiology, and molecular biology can also be accessed from the home page.
Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Molecular Methods, Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Ecology, Methods of Microbiology:Field Methods, Molecular Methods , Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Snow and Ice, Biosphere, Methods of Microbiology:Microscopy , Biosphere:Microbiology, Methods of Microbiology, Molecular Biology
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