Geobiology

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.

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Tiny bubbles a storehouse of knowledge

15 Feb 2008

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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.

Hot springs microbes hold key to dating sedimentary rocks, researchers say

15 Feb 2008

Rating: 3.00

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.

Rocks could reveal secrets of life on Earth - and Mars

15 Feb 2008

Rating: 4.00

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

Dinosaur Deaths Outsourced to India?

15 Feb 2008

Rating: 4.00

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.

Seismic images show dinosaur-killing meteor made bigger splash

15 Feb 2008

Rating: 1.00

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.

Mass extinction's cause: 'Sick Earth'

15 Feb 2008

Rating: 3.00

USC earth scientists turn up clues to explain disappearance of 90 percent of ancient species

Plant A Tree And Save The Earth?

14 Feb 2008

Rating: 3.67

Can planting a tree stop the sea level from rising, the ice caps from melting and hurricanes from intensifying?

Tropical Forests -- Earth's Air Conditioner

14 Feb 2008

Rating: 4.00

Planting and protecting trees--which trap and absorb carbon dioxide as they grow--can help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Investigating Life In Extreme Environments Report Gives Hints On Facts Of Life

14 Feb 2008

Rating: 1.00

Environments labelled as extreme are numerous on Earth and they present a wide variety of features and characteristics.

Bacteria Grown In Simulated Martian Environment

14 Feb 2008

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A University of Arkansas researcher has become the first scientist to grow methane-producing microorganisms under some of the conditions found on Mars.

Life Cycle Mapped Of Unique Organism In Extreme Environments

14 Feb 2008

Rating: 2.25

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.

Africa and the global carbon cycle

30 Jul 2007

Rating: 6.25

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

Planet Earth, getting too hot for health?

30 Jul 2007

Rating: 4.00

Global warming — an increase in the average temperature of the planet because of human activities that are raising greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere

Contributions of nitrogen deposition and forest regrowth to terrestrial carbon uptake

30 Jul 2007

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This study shows that elevated nitrogen deposition would not significantly enhance land carbon uptake unless we consider its effects on re-growing forests.

The planetary biology of cytochrome P450 aromatases

30 Jul 2007

Rating: 1.50

Joining a model for the molecular evolution of a protein family to the paleontological and geological records (geobiology)

Marine geochemical data assimilation in an efficient Earth System

30 Jul 2007

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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

Did you know? The oldest organisms live in waste repositories

29 Jul 2007

Rating: 2.67

Some of the oldest organisms - Archaea - live in waste repositories.

Marine scientists determine how chemistry keeps weird worms out of hot water

29 Jul 2007

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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.

Geologist suggests water may reside as ice deep in planets' interior

29 Jul 2007

Rating: 5.67

Water may be transported into the interior of planets as a high-pressure form of ice...

Increasing production of economically valuable limestone through paleontological interpretation of the fossil Record.

27 Mar 2007

Rating: 8.60

Paleobiology: stratigraphic interpretation of the fossil record of Pleistocene south central Florida.