Some Past Projects
Enhancing expertise in bacterial taxonomy: Classical and molecular-based monographic research of the Aquificales-NSF-PEET

see the database at : Aquificales warehouse.

Diversity and distribution of thermoacidophiles at deep-sea hydrothermal vent. (NSF-OCE-0728391)

MAR '08 research cruise

Eastern Lau Spreading Center Cruise

Collaborative Research: Evolution of environments within black smoker chimney walls: microbial colonization as functions of temperature, chemistry and time. (NSF) Proposal summary


Collaborative Research: Sampling and Initial Characterization of Hydrothermal Fluids, Deposits, Microfauna and Megafauna at Vent Fields along the Eastern Lau Spreading Center (NSF)

Links: Lau basin vents

Cruise May 05 pictures:



Science pics

Interdependence of Microbial Activity and Rates of Geochemical Reactions: An Interdisciplinary Experimental Study Under Hydrothermal Conditions (NSF)

The Coupling of Biological and Geochemical Evolution in Earth's Earliest Ecosystems: Clues from Sulfur Isotope Biosignatures (NASA)

A tropical Microbial Observatory: Collaborative Research on Microbial Diversity in Caterpillars (NSF)

A microbial inventory of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem thermal features (NSF). In collaboration with Cristina Takacs-Vesbach, University of New Mexico

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