The extreme pressure in the deep sea stifles microbes’ appetite for organic carbon. This finding could have important implications for carbon budgets and geoengineering.
As winds pick up dirt and sand, they also pick up any microbes adhering to those particles, potentially introducing them to new locations.
Researchers found phytoplankton hidden on the Arctic seafloor, hinting at a cascade of effects on the local ecology and carbon cycle.
Laboratory experiments show that earthquakes may have helped early life evolve in an oxygen-free world.
Natural and human factors are leading to larger, more frequent, and longer-lasting algae blooms. Recent research is increasingly revealing the scope of the problem and informing potential responses.
“Beautifully long arguments” between an American scientist and a Russian researcher helped clarify several fundamental assumptions about permafrost thaw.
Una enfermedad causada por rotavirus podría disminuir a medida que aumenta la temperatura, mientras que las condiciones más húmedas podrían favorecer a algunos competidores bacterianos.
Microbes from wells as deep as 90 meters created organic carbon at a rate that overlaps with some nutrient-poor spots in the ocean.
Una investigación sobre los rangos de hábitat de microorganismos en las fuentes hidrotermales del parque nacional Yellowstone muestran condiciones ambientales propicias para la interacción entre cianobacterias y algas.
Diatoms contribute to global oxygen production, marine food webs, and carbon sequestration, but scientists predict that diatom populations will decline due to ocean acidification associated with climate change.