Diversity, Ecology and Evolution of Microorganisms Inhabiting Hot Spring Microbial Mats

David M. Ward, Montana State University Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

This website is part of the Frontiers in Investigative Biological Research (FIBR) Project 'Do Species Matter in Microbial Communities?' led by Principal Investigator David Ward. Following an introduction, links are provided to: molecular analysis of community composition and structure; evidence of diversification through adaptive radiation; have we detected all the ecotypes; evidence of diversification through geographic isolation; current research; publications; and funding.

Subject: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Evolution:Processes, Patterns, Biosphere:Ecology:Biofilms, Biosphere:Diversity, Biogeochemistry, Methods of Microbiology:Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Biosphere:Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:BiogeoscienceKeyword: microbial mats