Education and Outreach

NAI/APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research Recipients Announced

By Keith Cowing
June 27, 2008

The NAI is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2008 Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology:

Benjamin Black
Stanford University
Examining the Evidence for Early Life and Environments in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa

Barbara Cavalazzi
Portland State University
3D Electron Tomography of Extreme Environments Fossil Microbes (Rio Salado, Chile): The Problem of Biogenicity and its Detection

Jackie Denson
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Lake Magadi, Kenya; A Survey of the Microbial Diversity and Microbial Biomarkers Associated with Growth of Microorganisms along Alkaline Gradients in a Saline Rift Valley System

Emiley Eloe
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Influence of High Hydrostatic Pressure on Microbial Communities from the Puerto Rico Trench

Ian Johnson
Pennsylvania State University
The Earth’s Oldest (~3.4 Ga) Paleosol, North Polar Dome region of the Pilbara Craton, Australia

Michael Meyer
University of South Florida, Tampa
Morphological Change Through Time in the Ediacaran Fossil, Pteridinium

Kristen Myshrall
University of Connecticut
Evaluating the Microbial Constituents and their Metabolisms in Modern Thrombolites: A tool for Interpreting Life on the Ancient Earth and Searching for Life Beyond

Jorge Nunez
Arizona State University
Mineralogy. Microtexture and Microbial Biosignatures of Siliceous Hydrothermal Spring Deposits in New Zealand , with Applications to Mars Exploration

Noah Planavsky
University of California, Riverside
Sulfur Isotopes in Paleoproterozoic Carbonates: The Key to Understanding Post Oxygenation Chemical Oceanography

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