Research Team Discovers First Evidence of Microbes Living in a Rock Glacier

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

This NSF press release reports that scientists have discovered evidence of microbial activity in a rock glacier high above tree line in the Rocky Mountains, a barren environment previously thought to be devoid of life. Included in this NSF press release are links to all NSF affiliated pages.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, High Radiation
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Microbiology, Biosphere, Earth surfaceKeywords: Antarctic Dry Valleys, LTER, extremophiles, Green Lakes Valley watershed, Niwot Ridge