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Life in Antarctic deserts and other cold dry environments

Life in Antarctic deserts and other cold dry environments

astrobiological analogues

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biotic communities -- Antarctica,
  • Ecology -- Antarctica,
  • Exobiology,
  • Antarctica -- Environmental conditions

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Peter T. Doran, W. Berry Lyons, Diane M. McKnight.
    SeriesCambridge astrobiology
    ContributionsDoran, Peter T., Lyons, W. Berry., McKnight, Diane M.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH84.2 .L54 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23994353M
    ISBN 109780521889193
    LC Control Number2009051397

    Deserts and arid environments generally are often biologically diverse, though by their nature, the life is sparser than in other biomes. While some desert areas are lifeless, in most communities of animals, birds, insects, bacteria and plants run, fly, crawl, spread . Sun HJ, Nienow JA, McKay CP () The antarctic cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystem. In: Doran PT, Lyons WB, McKnight DM (eds) Life in Antarctic deserts and other cold dry environments: astrobiological analogs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp – Google Scholar.


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Doran (Author, Editor), W. Berry Lyons (Author, Editor), Diane M. McKnight (Author, Editor) & 0 more Format: Kindle EditionManufacturer: Cambridge University Press. Blastomonas is a Gram-negative, photoheterotrophic, strictly aerobic and non-spore-forming bacteria genus from the family of Sphingomonadaceae.

ReferencesClass: Alphaproteobacteria. Book Chapters. Sun, H, CP McKay, J Nienow. Antarctic Cryptoendolithic Microbial Ecosystem.

In: Astrobiological Analogues: Life in Antarctic Deserts and other Cold Dry Environments. P Doran, B Lyons, D McKnight (eds). Cambridge University Press, Astrobiology Series. In press. Keywords antarctic, extreme environments, desert, microbial. In some places in the Antarctic continent such as in the dry valleys, rather than growing on rocks, some algae actually grow in the rock.

Conditions are so harsh, particularly from strong, drying winds and from blown sand and dust, that it is easier to live in the porous rock despite low light levels, than it. Mikucki, J., W. Berry Lyons, I. Hawes, Brian D.

Lanoil and Peter T. Doran Saline lakes and ponds in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: ecological analogs to Martian paleolake environments.

In Doran, P.T., W.B. Lyons and D.M. Mcknight (eds) Life in Antarctic Deserts and other Cold Dry Environments: Astrobiological Analogues. Antarctica (/ æ n ˈ t ɑːr t ɪ k ə / or / æ n t ˈ ɑːr k t ɪ k ə / ()) is Earth's southernmost contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern 14, square kilometres (5, square miles), it is the fifth-largest Area: 14, km² (5, sq mi).

Deserts cover one fifth of the earth’s surface. Rain fall is less than 10 inches or 25 centimetres per year and most deserts are hot and dry. The other types of desert are semi arid, coastal. Poage Authors Book Chapter on Comparison of Antarctic and Martian Soils Posted on 8/30/ PM Dr.

Michael Poage, Department of Geoscience, co-authored a chapter on the similarities and differences between the soils in the dry valleys of Antarctica and those found on Mars. Her field research is conducted in alpine and polar environments, including the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

keywords. aqautic chemistry and aqautic ecology, reactive solute transport in streams and rivers, hydrology Publications selected publications. book. Life in Antarctic Deserts and other Cold Dry Environments Victoria Land, located in eastern Antarctica, is one of the largest ice-free regions on the Antarctic continent.

The region is exposed to severe environmental stressors such as extremely low. As extreme environments go, polar deserts. D.M. (eds) Life in Antarctic Deserts and Other Cold Dry Environments. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. – Deserts are areas that receive very little often use the adjectives “hot,” “dry,” and “empty” to describe deserts, but these words do not tell the whole story.

Although some deserts are very hot, with daytime temperatures as high as 54°C (°F), other deserts have cold winters or are cold year-round. And most deserts, far from being empty and lifeless, are. Life in Antarctic Deserts and Other Cold Dry Environments by Peter T.

Doran (Editor); W. Berry Lyons (Editor); Diane M. McKnight (Editor) Call Number: L / Author: Funk Aces Library. Other articles where Cold desert is discussed: desert: Environment: cold deserts occur in temperate regions at higher latitudes—and therefore colder temperatures—than those at which hot deserts are found.

These dry environments are caused by either remoteness from the coast, which results in low atmospheric humidity from a lack of onshore winds, or the presence. This is widely regarded as being the best Antarctic book ever written, and by some - the best travel book ever written.

Never out of print since first published in 'Cherry' was the 2nd youngest and one of the bravest on Captain Scott's famously fatal expedition of to be the first to reach the South Pole. These include hot deserts, cold deserts (which doesn’t always mean deserts like Antarctica), arid deserts and coastal deserts.

Some definitions of a desert require that an area is hot, as well as dry. By these definitions, Antarctica isn’t a desert; as we’ve seen, it’s the Earth’s coldest continent. Life in extreme environments; endolithic (inside rock) microorganisms in the Antarctic dry valleys, the Atacama Desert, and Death Valley; mineral formations in microbial environments; biological rock weathering, iron isotopic fractionation, and survival and adaptation in endolithic communities.

Deserts cover about a fifth of the Earth's surface. Deserts have extreme environments. Deserts get between 1 and 15 inches of precipitation per year.

Desert plants and animals have special adaptations that help them survive in this extreme environment. Most people think of deserts as being hot and dry, but some deserts are actually cold.

There are four types of deserts: subtropical deserts are. Some environments are very hot or very cold, extremely dry, or both. Other extreme environments are filled with acids, are blasted with radiation, are under high pressure, or are tough places for most living things in various other ways.

Some environments are extreme in more than one way. Most deserts are both hot and dry. The Dry Valleys in. The Antarctic is one the most hostile natural environments in the world, an extraordinary physical space which changes significantly in shape and size with the passing of the seasons.

In this Very Short Introduction, Klaus Dodds provides an up-to-date account of Antarctica, highlighting the main issues facing the continent today/5. In terms of sheer size, the Antarctic Desert is the largest desert on Earth, measuring a total of million square kilometers. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and most isolated continent.

The McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV) in Victoria Land, Antarctica, compose the largest ice-free area on the continent [].Among the world’s harshest environments, they are a simple ecosystem with very limited diversity of eukaryotes [7,8] compared to temperate ecosystems, making them an excellent system in which to study soil communities [].There are no vascular plants or vertebrates, and the Author: E.

Ashley Shaw, Diana H. Wall. Due to the lack of water, one of the basic requirements for survival, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life in such environments. About one-third of the world’s land surface is arid or semi-arid in nature. Deserts can be hot or cold. Deserts can have a sand-covered, ice and snow covered, or rocky : Oishimaya Sen Nag.

Sun H, Nienow JA, McKay CP () The antarctic cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystem. In: Doran PT, Lyons WB, McKnight DM (eds) Life in Antarctic Deserts and other cold dry environments. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp – CrossRef Google ScholarCited by: 2.

Deserts are the world’s driest places. Some are hot while others are bitterly cold. Some may get no rain at all for many years, making them almost lifeless.

The deserts found in Mexico and the southwest USA are not as dry as others, and can support more life. Desert, any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. It is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems, supporting a community of distinctive plants and animals specially adapted to the harsh environment.

Learn more about the origin and climate of deserts in this article. In the world, the Antarctic and the Arctic are the two largest cold deserts. In the eastern hemisphere, the Sahara Desert is the largest dry desert.

In the western hemisphere, the Patagonia Desert. Life in Antarctic Deserts and other Cold Dry Environments Edited by Peter T. Doran, W. Berry Lyons and Diane M.

McKnight ISBN 6. Origins and Evolution of Life: An Astrobiological Perspective Edited by Muriel Gargaud, Purificacion Lopez-Garcia File Size: KB. Featured Publications. Alia Lauren Khan, Jaffé, R., Ding, Y., Diane M. McKnight Dissolved black carbon in Antarctic lakes: chemical signatures of past and present sources.

Geophysical Research Letters, 43(11) DOI: /GL Maggie Burns, Holly R. Barnard, Rachel Gabor, Diane M. McKnight, Paul Brooks Dissolved organic matter transport reflects hillslope to. Astrobiology for Dummies (Resources) The Astrobiology Journal: The first book I read on the subject.

Very scientific and to the point. The best thing perhaps about this book is the description of the steps required to design an astrobiology mission, ExoMars is given as an example.

Life in Antarctic Deserts and other Cold Dry. Fitness of the Cosmos for Life by John D. Barrow,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

By Life in Antarctic Deserts and other Cold Dry Environments. Peter T. Doran. 30 Jun /5(8). As the landmass began stretching and rifting, the regions that now make up Antarctica began a slow process of cooling and the weather became more seasonal. By the time Antarctica officially split forty million years ago, the first glaciers had already formed and its features were much like they are today: cold and dry.

(“Antarctic History”).