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"
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"
GSO oceanographers have synthesized the results of dozens of studies about the microbial life that lives deep beneath the seafloor. Their findings on how subseafloor life affects the world above the water line are somewhat surprising.Continue reading "URI oceanographer reveals link between subseafloor life and global climate"
Highly efficient archaea, called Thaumarchaea, out-survive bacteria in the energy-poor, oxygen-containing sediments beneath the deep sea. These Thaumarchaea consume bits of proteins from dead cells to build their own biomass and also to obtain energy.Continue reading "The archaea are winning in energy-poor, oxygen-containing deep-sea sediments"
Oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island will once again present their research and posters during an international Earth science meeting this month. Faculty, staff and students at the Graduate School of Oceanography are among the thousands of scientists attending the 50th annual gathering of the American Geophysical Union, or AGU, Dec. 11 through 15 […]Continue reading "GSO scientists to present research at national meeting, Dec. 11-15"
Science Magazine Prof. Steven D’Hondt quotedContinue reading "Deep-sea drilling expedition to look for life’s limits in scalding environments"
As is common practice for researchers around the world, URI GSO faculty and students share the results of their research with fellow scientists and society by publishing in refereed scientific journals. With so many people conducting so much research, it can be difficult to keep track of recently published articles. Fortunately, the URI University Libraries maintain a list of works published by GSO faculty and students at this link.Continue reading "Recent Faculty Publications"