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Geobiology is a science that combines geology and biology to study the interactions of organisms with their environment. Articles on Geobiology include topics on the interactions of the biosphere with the lithosphere, or with the athmosphere.

Geobiology Articles

Tiny bubbles a storehouse of knowledge
Fluid inclusions - tiny bubbles of fluid or vapor trapped inside rock as it forms - are clues to the location of ores and even petroleum; and they are time capsules that contain insights on the power of volcanoes and hints of life in the universe.

Date: 15 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Hot springs microbes hold key to dating sedimentary rocks, researchers say
Scientists studying microbial communities and the growth of sedimentary rock at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park have made a surprising discovery about the geological record of life and the environment.

Date: 15 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.00

Rocks could reveal secrets of life on Earth - and Mars
A new UK project could help detect evidence for life on Mars, as well as improve our understanding of how it evolved on Earth.

Date: 15 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Dinosaur Deaths Outsourced to India?
A series of monumental volcanic eruptions in India may have killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, not a meteor impact in the Gulf of Mexico.

Date: 15 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Seismic images show dinosaur-killing meteor made bigger splash
The most detailed three-dimensional seismic images yet of the Chicxulub crater, a mostly submerged and buried impact crater on the Mexico coast, may modify a theory explaining the extinction of 70 percent of life on Earth 65 million years ago.

Date: 15 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

Mass extinction's cause: 'Sick Earth'
USC earth scientists turn up clues to explain disappearance of 90 percent of ancient species

Date: 15 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.00

Plant A Tree And Save The Earth?
Can planting a tree stop the sea level from rising, the ice caps from melting and hurricanes from intensifying?

Date: 14 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.67

Tropical Forests -- Earth's Air Conditioner
Planting and protecting trees--which trap and absorb carbon dioxide as they grow--can help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Date: 14 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Investigating Life In Extreme Environments Report Gives Hints On Facts Of Life
Environments labelled as extreme are numerous on Earth and they present a wide variety of features and characteristics.

Date: 14 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

Bacteria Grown In Simulated Martian Environment
A University of Arkansas researcher has become the first scientist to grow methane-producing microorganisms under some of the conditions found on Mars.

Date: 14 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Life Cycle Mapped Of Unique Organism In Extreme Environments
Microorganisms that thrive under extreme conditions, such as hot acid, not only can be used as a model for how life got started on earth or can emerge on other planets but can also provide knowledge about humans.

Date: 14 Feb 2008, Rating: 2.25

Africa and the global carbon cycle
The African continent has a large and growing role in the global carbon cycle, with potentially important climate change implications.

Date: 30 Jul 2007, Rating: 6.25, 11 pages

Planet Earth, getting too hot for health?
Global warming — an increase in the average temperature of the planet because of human activities that are raising greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere

Date: 30 Jul 2007, Rating: 4.00, 2 pages

Contributions of nitrogen deposition and forest regrowth to terrestrial carbon uptake
This study shows that elevated nitrogen deposition would not significantly enhance land carbon uptake unless we consider its effects on re-growing forests.

Date: 30 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

The planetary biology of cytochrome P450 aromatases
Joining a model for the molecular evolution of a protein family to the paleontological and geological records (geobiology)

Date: 30 Jul 2007, Rating: 1.50, 9 pages

Marine geochemical data assimilation in an efficient Earth System
The authors have extended the 3-D ocean based “Grid ENabled Integrated Earth system model” (GENIE-1) to help understand the role of ocean biogeochemistry and marine sediments in the long-term

Date: 30 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Did you know? The oldest organisms live in waste repositories
Some of the oldest organisms - Archaea - live in waste repositories.

Date: 29 Jul 2007, Rating: 2.67

Marine scientists determine how chemistry keeps weird worms out of hot water
A research team has determined that water chemistry controls the location and distribution of two species of weird worms that inhabit deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites.

Date: 29 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Geologist suggests water may reside as ice deep in planets' interior
Water may be transported into the interior of planets as a high-pressure form of ice...

Date: 29 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.67

Increasing production of economically valuable limestone through paleontological interpretation of the fossil Record.
Paleobiology: stratigraphic interpretation of the fossil record of Pleistocene south central Florida.

Date: 27 Mar 2007, Rating: 8.60