Microbial Life in Cold Environments General Collection

A view from the top of the Elliot Glacier Mt. Hood

Featured Resources


  • Glacial lake hides bacteria. This article highlights the published work of a geomicrobiology research team led by Eric Gaidos from the University of Hawaii and Brian Lanoil, from the University of California, Riverside. This group reports the identification of bacteria from an Icelandic sub-glacial lake, and how the collection and description of these microorganisms...(more info)



  • New Signs of Polar Life.Scientists with the British Antarctic Survey have found a remarkably robust colony of plants photosynthesizing from a rocky haven that can best be compared to various Mars analogues.(more info)


Other Psychrophile Collections

For Educators: This collection includes activities, assignments, and reading materials created specifically for educators. 

Advanced Collection: Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.


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