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.
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.
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.
A new UK project could help detect evidence for life on Mars, as well as improve our understanding of how it evolved on Earth.
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.
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.
USC earth scientists turn up clues to explain disappearance of 90 percent of ancient species
Can planting a tree stop the sea level from rising, the ice caps from melting and hurricanes from intensifying?
Planting and protecting trees--which trap and absorb carbon dioxide as they grow--can help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Environments labelled as extreme are numerous on Earth and they present a wide variety of features and characteristics.
A University of Arkansas researcher has become the first scientist to grow methane-producing microorganisms under some of the conditions found on Mars.
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.
The African continent has a large and growing role in the global carbon cycle, with potentially important climate change implications.
Global warming — an increase in the average temperature of the planet because of human activities that are raising greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere
This study shows that elevated nitrogen deposition would not significantly enhance land carbon uptake unless we consider its effects on re-growing forests.
Joining a model for the molecular evolution of a protein family to the paleontological and geological records (geobiology)
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
Some of the oldest organisms - Archaea - live in waste repositories.
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.
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.
Paleobiology: stratigraphic interpretation of the fossil record of Pleistocene south central Florida.