Tardigrade Species Distribution Project

Karen Lindahl, Susie Balser, Illinois Wesleyan University

This website provides information about Tardigrades and introduces the Tardigrade Species Distribution Project. The objectives of the project are to engage students in hands-on science and to map the United State distribution of a new species of water bear (Milnesium sp.). The site includes links to water bear facts, information about the project, protocols, taxonomy, a pictorial key to Tardigrade genera, a glossary, results from the study, and references. It also includes links to a communication environment and external resources, such as a video, dedicated to tardigrades.

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Subject: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, High Pressure, Alkaline, Acidic, Hypersaline, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, DiversityKeywords: Tardigrada, cryptobiosis