How does life exist far beneath the ocean floor in one of the deepest places on Earth? A group of scientists and students are in waters off Puerto Rico to shed more light on that question.Continue reading "Life under pressure: URI faculty, students research microbes in Puerto Rico Trench"
GSO researchers find that microbes living in ancient sediment below the seafloor are sustained primarily by chemicals created by the natural irradiation of water molecules, with implications for the search for life on other worlds.Continue reading "Microbes deep beneath seafloor survive on byproducts of radioactive process"
An international research team that included three scientists GSO has discovered single-celled microorganisms in a location where they didn’t expect to find them.Continue reading "Researchers discover life in deep ocean sediments at or above water’s boiling point"
For the first time, researchers have mapped the biological diversity of marine sediment, one of Earth’s largest global biomes.Continue reading "Microbial diversity below seafloor is as rich as on Earth’s surface"
In a new study, researchers reveal that given the right food in the right laboratory conditions, microbes collected from sediment as old as 100 million years can revive and multiply, even after laying dormant since large dinosaurs prowled the planet.Continue reading "Deep sea microbes dormant for 100 million years are hungry and ready to multiply"
Dr. Steven D’Hondt from GSO and his colleagues discover what may be the oldest living organisms to be found.Continue reading "These Microbes May Have Survived 100 Million Years Beneath the Seafloor"
GSO graduate Kira L. Homola describes her research on deep sea carbon at GSO and the activities and interests that brought her to GSO.Continue reading "GSO Profiles-GSO Graduate Kira L. Homola"
Steven D’Hondt comments on microbial life being found where living was thought to be inhospitable.Continue reading "The Last Place on Earth We’d Ever Expect to Find Life"
May 15, 2020 Welcome to the third in our new series: GSO Profiles! Each post will feature a brief interview with a member of the GSO community. Our first several profiles will be of GSO students who either graduated this past December or will this month. These profiles are one way we can celebrate the […]Continue reading "GSO Profiles – GSO Graduate Victoria M. Fulfer"