Microbiology of Permanently Cold and Frozen Environments

B.C. Christner, Montana State University, Departments of Land Resources and Earth Sciences

This is the home page of Antarctic researcher Brent Christner. His site provides detailed reviews of ongoing research involving the identification of microorganisms in cold environments such as glacial ice, cryoconite holes, Lake Vostok accretion ice, and the Antarctic dry valley lakes. This source highlights the importance of research pertaining to cold environments and also includes numerous descriptions and photographs of life in extreme environments. Links to various sites relevant to environmental microbiology, geomicrobiology, and molecular biology can also be accessed from the home page.

Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Molecular Methods, Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Ecology, Molecular Biology, Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Metabolism, Biosphere:Methods of Microbiology:Field Methods, Molecular Methods , Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Snow and Ice, Biosphere:Microbiology, Biosphere, Methods of Microbiology:Microscopy , Biosphere:Methods of Microbiology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience