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Extremeophiles and Extreme Environments: December 2013


The Tawani Antarctic Expedition group photo, taken just before we started taking down the tents at Lake Obersee. Tomorrow and Monday we say goodbye to Cape Town and start our journeys back to USA, Austria and Russia.

Halomonas are a hardy breed of bacteria. They can withstand heat, high salinity, low oxygen, utter darkness and pressures that would kill most other organisms.

The future biosphere on Earth (as with its past) will be made up predominantly of unicellular microorganisms.

A Living Desert Underground

In the perpetual darkness of a limestone cave, UA researchers have discovered a surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes eking out a living from not much more than drip water, rock and air

Presenter: Drew Gorman-Lewis (University of Washington) When: December 3, 3PM PST