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Ecology

This list includes online resources regarding ecology research projects from Lake Ontario, the Pacific Northwest and the National Parks, a searchable ecology bibliography, and clearinghouse web sites that can direct users to active research topics.



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Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...

Observations of a Protistan Disease Similar to QPX in Mercenaria mercenaria(Hard Clams) from the Coast of Massachusetts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Invertebrate Biology scholarly article describes two separate occurrences of QPX-like parasitic infections that caused substantial mortality to 1.5-2 year-old hard clams grown in clam ...

Atlantic White Cedar Restoration Ecology and Management part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book contains the proceedings of the Atlantic White Cedar Restoration Ecology and Management Symposium held at Christopher Newport University in 2000. Topics include history, natural history and ...

Halobacteria: The Evidence for Longevity part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This review article discusses the diverse populations of halophilic microorganisms supported by ancient subterranean salt deposits called evaporates. The article begins by offering a brief ...

Symbiont recognition and subsequent morphogenesis as early events in an animal-bacterial mutualism part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Science Magazine scholarly article explores the bacterial colonization of the developing light organ of the squid Euprymna scolopes. Results show that the colonization is highly specific, with ...

Molecular Basis of Symbiosis part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book, part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology series, contributes a broader perspective and understanding of the function of symbiotic systems. 14 different model systems are ...

Ecology in a Jar part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article discusses incorporation of the Winogradsky Column into high school science classrooms to demonstrate nutrient cycles and inter-relatedness of organisms in the environment. It ...

The Life of Sergei Winogradsky part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article describes the life history of Sergei Winogradsky, the "Father of Soil Microbiology." It discusses the two phases of his scientific career and highlights his major ...

Mix and match: how climate selects phytoplankton part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a research article from the journal Nature on the link between climate-driven physical processes and evolution of microbial communities in the ocean. Topics covered include oceanic nutrient ...

Microbial Mining part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.

Garbage-eating Geobacter part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Geotimes article highlights recent work done by Derek Lovley on the microbe Geobacter. The article discusses the ability of Geobacter to eat metal wastes as well as the prospect of using ...

Paleoceanography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Climate Data Center collection features links to climate data derived from ocean records. These include CLIMAP (sea surface temperature reconstructions), SPECMAP (a reconstruction based ...

Elusive dead zone tracked in the Pacific part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This MSNBC newspaper article provides general information about poor water quality off the Oregon coast. The article recounts how scientists are hunting for very low levels of oxygen, a sign of what ...

More Nitrogen Upstream, Fewer Filters Downstream part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS-sponsored site provides an explanation for the low oxygen conditions of the "dead zone" stemming from the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico watersheds. The factors that ...

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 ...

Dissolved Oxygen and Biochemical Oxygen Demand part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA website provides general information about dissolved oxygen, including what it is, sampling and equipment considerations, and sampling and analysis protocols. The site also features a chart ...

North Carolina Division of Water Quality: Environmental Sciences Section. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the webpage for the Environmental Sciences Section of the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ), which provides the DWQ with scientific and technical support required to regulate and ...

Using a Secchi Disk or Transparency Tube part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA website provides instructions for using Secchi disks and transparency tubes to measure water clarity. The page also features a short description of each device.

Nitrogen sources and Gulf hypoxia: Potential for environmental credit trading part of SERC Web Resource Collection

A zone of hypoxic and anoxic waters has become a dominant feature of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Nitrogen draining into the Gulf from the Mississippi Basin has been identified as the primary source ...

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