Icebreaker: Images of Biocomplexity

Each image below represents the interest of one of the workshop participants. These images show the broad spectrum of biocomplexity.
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Teofilo AbrajanoJun Abrajano
The Lipayo Hot Spring in the central Philippines hosts diverse bacterial populations consisting of Hydrogenobacter acidophilus, Desulfurella multipotens and several novel acidophiles at the vent area (pH = 3.5, T=67 C; picture foreground) to Deinococcus, Microcystis, Cynidium and Chlorobium species farther down the flow path (pH=5, T=36 C). The quantitative linkages between microbial assemblage organization, community physiology and C and S chemistry in this and similar systems motivate the biocomplexity research by Abrajano and colleagues at RPI.

Tom BaerwaldTom Baerwald

Daniel BrownsteinDan Brownstein
Grand Staircase Escalante showing desert varnish growing on sandstone, a connection between geology and biology.

Marjorie ChanMargie Chan

Caroline Davies Molly Davies icebreaker image

Jiasong FangJiasong Fang
A picture of a hyperpiezophilic bacteria (the bar is 1 micron).

Kathleen FarleyKathleen Farley
This image shows the equatorial alpine grasslands in the Andes known as paramos above, bordered by a plantation of exotic pine trees below.

Bob FordBob Ford

Bruce Fouke Bruce Fouke
Micro-terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

Mark Francek Mark Fransek

Laurie Gorton Laurie Gorton
Hot springs and fumaroles at Myvatn National Park, Iceland

Dave Gosselin Dave Gosselin

Robin Greenler Robin Greenler
Effigy mounds (Indian burial sites) on campus

Patricia Heiser Patricia Heiser

Susan Humphris Susan Humphris
Life on a hydrothermal vent.

Beverly Johnson Bev Johnson
The Wolfe Creek Crater, Western Australia.

Kenneth Kolm Ken Kolm

Melissa Lenczewski Melissa Lenczewski

Carol Mankiewicz Carol Mankiewicz
Cobble (top photograph) from Turtle Creek, Beloit, Wisconsin that is coated with a several-mm-thick carbonate crust. Crusts only occur in an 8-km stretch of the stream. Precipitation of the calcitic crust probably reflects complex interactions among biological, chemical, and geological factors. Cyanobacteria (filaments; 5 ???m thick) and diatom frustules are preserved within the crusts as seen in the two scanning electron microscope photographs.

Bruce MaxwellBruce Maxwell
Ex-urban development encroaching on wild land.

Dave McGinnis Dave McGinnis
Map of a neural net self-organizing map of 700 mb anomalies over the western US that I am using for climate classification.

Rose McKenney Rose McKenney

Dave MogkDave Mogk
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

Cliff Montagne Cliff Montagne

Charles Peterson Chuck Peterson

Jennifer Phillips Jennifer Phillips icebreaker image
Indication of degree of confidence in three forecasting systems among Luganda-speaking residents in Nakasongola District in Uganda: I. Biophysical signs indicating the sex of an unborn child will be male; II. Biophysical indicators predicting anomalously wet rainy season; III. Forecast provided by the Uganda Meteorological Service indicating late onset of the rainy season. Phillips and Orlove, unpublished.

Wayne PowellWayne Powell

Carol PrideCarol Pride

Jennifer Rogers Jen Rogers icebreaker image

Mark Welford Mark Welford
Tandayapa Pastures, Costa Rica