Expert Opinions

M. Hoashi, M. Nedachi, Y. Suganuma, S. Niitsuma, H.NaraokaAn initial report of ABDP investigations: Preliminary observations of iron oxides in the Marble Bar chert, Pilbara Craton, Western AustraliaAstrobiology Drilling Session
Alian Wang, L. A. Haskin, J. FreemanWheel science – near-contact surveys for water, and carbonates, and possible organic fluorescence during planetary surface explorationAstrobiology Missions
Alison M. Skelley, Frank J. Grunthaner, Jeffrey L. Bada and Richard A. MathiesSensitive Amino Acid Composition and Chirality Analysis with the Mars Organic Analyzer (MOA)Astrobiology Missions
David C. Fernández-Remolar, Felipe Gómez, Elena González-Toril, Olga Prieto-Ballesteros, Nuria Rodríguez, Ricardo Amils, Javier Gomez-Elvira, Stephen Dunagan, Todd Stevens, Howard Cannon, Jhony Zavaleta, Brian Glass, Larry Lemke and Carol StokerIron oxides inside metallic cores of the Rio Tinto Mars analog as possible tracers of chemolithotrophic cryptobiospheres: first geobiology results of the MARTE project"Astrobiology Missions
D.F. Blake , P. Sarrazin, D. L. Bish, S. Feldman, S. J. Chipera, D. T. Vaniman, and S. CollinsDefinitive Mineralogical Analysis of Mars Analog Rocks using the CheMin XRD/XRFAstrobiology Missions
Geoffrey A. LandisVenus Astrobiology Investigation by Solar AirplaneAstrobiology Missions
Max K. Wallis*, N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Shirwan Al-Mufti, Norimune MiyakSearch for Microbiology in Cryogenically-collected Stratospheric Particles from SpaceAstrobiology Missions
N.J. WoolfEarth’s atmospheric Oxygen rise and Terrestrial Planet FinderAstrobiology Missions
Sarah Rieboldt and Jere H. LippsTaphonomy of Europa: a paleobiologic search strategyAstrobiology Missions
Timothy J. McCoy, Jacob Trombka, Richard Hoover, Jason Dworkin, Richard Starr, Larry Evans, Lucy Lim, Lisa Collins, Catherine Corrigan, Jeffrey Schweitzer, Joel Groves, Samuel Floyd, and Steve SquyresSubsurface astrobiological and geochemical exploration of Mars using a pulsed neutron generator coupled with neutron/gamma-ray detectorsAstrobiology Missions
·Joe PitmaRemote Sensing Astrobiological Space Science Enabled by the Multiple Instrument Distributed Aperture Sensor (MIDAS) ConceptAstrobiology Technology
Andrew A. Gonzales and Cheryle J. Corpus,Development of a Useful Mars Airplane Exploration at NASA / Ames Research CenterAstrobiology Technology
Chris J. Bennett, M. Lebar, C. Jamieson, and Ralf I. Kaiser *Design and operation of a quadruply differentially pumped extreme ultrahigh vacuum machine to study the formation of astro biologically relevant molecules in extraterrestrial icesAstrobiology Technology
Christian H. Fritsen ,Giles M. Marion, Wendy M. Calvin, Sherwin Gormley and Dean AdamsBuilding Expertise and Infrastructure for Astrobiology Research in NevadaAstrobiology Technology
HodeControlled fluid-inclusion extractionAstrobiology Technology
Jon Rask, Thomas Fahlen, Melissa Kirven-Brooks, Kevin Sato, John Kaumeyer and Debra Reiss-BubenheimThe SSBRP Incubator: A Tool for Space Biological ResearchAstrobiology Technology
Patricia Larenas, Frances Donovan, Liping Sun, Hyongshin Park, Gordona Vunjak-Novakovic, Steve Walker, Emily Nelson, John Kizito, Chris Krebs, Kim Slater, Donald Vandendriesche, Jon Rask, Cindy Havens, Nancy SearbyVariable Gravity Culture of Yeast in the Cell Culture Unit: Feasibility for Microbial CulturesAstrobiology Technology
Sherwin GormlyDevelopment of an Extremophile Microbial Digester for Astrobiology Relevant Biomass ProductionAstrobiology Technology
Jeffrey L. Bada, Frank Grunthaner, Richard Mathies, A. Zent and C. McKay,Astrobiolab: A Mobile In Situ Subsurface Biotic And Soil Reactivity Analytical LaboratoryAstrobiology Technology
Bianca J. Mislowack, T.C. Onstott, Barbara Sherwood-LollaUnderstanding the rock-water interactions of the subsurface N cycleBiogeochemistry
Abby Kavner ,, François Bonet, Anat Shahar, Justin I. Simon, Edward D. Young,Voltage-dependent electrochemical fractionation of iron isotopesBiogeochemistry
Andrew D. Czaja , George D. Cody and J. William SchopfTurning ferns into fossils: biogeochemical alchemyBiogeochemistry
Bo Thamdrup, Brad M. Bebout, David J. Des Marais, and Peter BergThe effect of sulfate concentration on rates and sulfur isotope signatures of sulfate reduction in a phototrophic microbial mat.Biogeochemistry
Daniel B. Albert ,, Tori M. Hoehler,, Brad M. Bebout,, Kendra A. Turk,, and David J. DesMarais, david.j.desmarais@nasa.govNighttime loss of fermentation-derived organic acids as the basis of a syntrophic link between phototrophs and heterotrophs in microbial matsBiogeochemistry
David T. Johnston, James Farquhar, Boswell A. Wing, Donald E. Canfield, and Kirsten S. Habicht .Isotopic fingerprints of sulfur metabolisms.Biogeochemistry
David W. Smith and Edward D. YoungD17O in the Troposphere: Implications for Understanding Global Biospheric ProductivityBiogeochemistry
Elisabeth M. Hausrath, Laura J. Liermann, Susan L. BrantleyInfluence of methanogens on mineral weatheringBiogeochemistry
Irene Arango and Lisa PrattAbiotic versus biotic cycling of sulfur in south-central OregonBiogeochemistry
Joel S. Levine and Michael E. SummersAtmospheric Composition as an Indicator of Life on Earth and MarsBiogeochemistry
Kelly Decker , and Christopher PotterMathematical simulation of the diel O, S, and C biogeochemistry of a hypersaline microbial matBiogeochemistry
Mark M. Davidson, Tullis C. Onstott, Gordon Southam, Greg Wanger, Duane P. Moser and Walter SeymoorExtremely small, actively-metabolizing, sulfate reducing bacteria persist in deep subsurface quartzite.Biogeochemistry
Michelle A. Allen, Brendan P. Burns, Brett B. Neilan, Emmanuelle Grosjean and Roger E. SummonsA Lipid Biomarker Study of Cyanobacterial Mats from Shark Bay, Western AustraliaBiogeochemistry
Nancy W. Hinman , Aaron Tenesch, and Sarah D. Burton,Chemical Signatures in Thermal Springs: Atomic-level structure of silicon and aluminum in natural and synthetic mineralsBiogeochemistry
R.T. van Willigen, Princeton University,, G.C. Dismukes, Princeton University, dismukes@princeton.eduk,Synthesis of and calculations on the inorganic core of the photosynthetic water splitting catalyst: Blueprint for renewable hydrogen generation?Biogeochemistry
Robert E. Trouwborst, Gretchen Koch, Gregory K. Druschel, Lorna Shanks, George W. Lutherand Beverly PiersonHot spring microbial mats: A model for Precambrian Banded Iron Formations?Biogeochemistry
Vyllinniskii Cameron, Zhidan Zhang, Christopher H. House and Susan L. BrantleyThe search for extracellular biological tungsten ligandsBiogeochemistry
Tsubasa Otake – Yumiko Watanabe -, Wladyslaw Altermann and Hiroshi Ohmoto -"Detrital" pyrites in the Archean Witwatersrand Basin (South Africa) are not detritalEarth History
Andrey BekkeA consistent record for the rise of atmospheric oxygen.Earth History
Gwyneth Williams , Ariel D. Anbar, and Gail L. ArnoldReliability of black shales as recorders of marine molybdenum isotopes and paleoredoxEarth History
Justine Owen , Kunihiko Nishiizumi, William Deitrich, Warren Sharp, Brad Sutter, Stephanie Ewing, and Ronald AmundsonInvestigations into the Numerical Ages of post-Miocene Fluvial Landforms in the Atacama Desert, ChileEarth History
Katherine Walden,, Brian W. Stewart,, Yumiko Watanabe, and Hiroshi OhmotoNeodymium isotopic evolution of the Kalkkloof Paleosol, South AfricaEarth History
Lepland, Whitehouse, Lane et alDo early Archean Isua and Akilia rocks contain traces of life?Earth History
Martin Brasier, Nicola McLoughlin, Owen Green, John LindsayContext for the 3.46 Ga old Apex chert microfossils’ and an early hydrothermal biosphere?Earth History
Nicola McLoughlin, Martin Brasier, John Lindsay, Owen GreenLaboratory Modelling of the 3.40Ga Strelley Pool chert StromatoloidsEarth History
S. Niitsuma, M. Nedachi, M. Hoashi, Y. Suganuma, T. Sugita, K. Ohno, T. Hisamitsu, K. Kodama, and N. Niitsuma .Rock magnetism of the black shale in the Mt. Roe Basalt, Pilbara Craton, Western AustraliaEarth History
Y. Suganuma, S. Niitsuma, M. Hoashi, T. Sugita, K. Ohno, T. Hisamitsu, N. Niitsuma, K. Kodama, and M. Nedachi .Paleomagnetism of Marble Bar Chert, Pilbara Craton, Western AustraliaEarth History
Yumiko Watanabe, Kazumasa Kumazawa and Hiroshi OhmotoEvidence in carbon isotope ratios of siderites for a CO 2 -rich and CH 4 -poor Archean atmosphere and oceansEarth History
Zahnle, KevinCarbon dioxide, methane, climate and a little bit of GaiaEarth History
G.L. Arnold and A.D. AnbarMo isotopes as indicators of global paleoredoxEarth History
Friedemann T/ Freund , Aaron Staple, Paul Gosling, Rachel Post, and Alston LiuSource of oxygen on the early EarthEarth History
Lim et alPhysical, chemical and biological analysis of a lacustrine core recovered from Haughton Crater, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canadian High ArcticEarth Science-Including Remote Sensing
Thorsteinn ThorsteinssonAstrobiological studies in IcelandEarth Science-Including Remote Sensing
Michael S. Roberts , Aaron L. Mills ,, and Jay L. GarlandNiche Specialization and Succession of Microbial CommunitiesEnvironment and Evolution
Numerical models for the study of the accumulation of mutations in RNA virusesEnvironment and Evolution
Bishun N. Khare , Hiroshi Imanaka, Christopher P. McKayUV Sheielding of Early Earth by N2/CH4/CO2 Organic Haze.Environment and Evolution
Carlos Briones, Esteban Domingo, and Carmen Molina-ParísMolecular memory in quasispecies of retroviruses: experimental data, theoretical model and evolutionary implicationsEnvironment and Evolution
David Alcántara-Díaz, Matilde Breña-Valle and Jorge Serment-GuerreroDivergent Adaptation of Escherichia coli to Cyclic Ultraviolet ExposuresEnvironment and Evolution
David S. Smith , John Scalo, Seth RedfieldStatistics and Astrobiological Implications of Cosmic-Ray Fluctuations for Habitable Planets in the Interstellar EnvironmentEnvironment and Evolution
Dawn Y. SumnerAutotrophic Geochemical Signatures in 2.5 Billion-year-old Microbial CommunitiesEnvironment and Evolution
Diane Purce ll, Dana Rogoff and Lynn J.Rothschild .Natural UV damage and repair observed in Yellowstone extremophilesEnvironment and Evolution
Dobrota Cristina, Yamashita Masamichi, Piso Marius, Craciun Constantin, Keul AncaWater loss from the biological structure as the main effect of the low magnetic environmentEnvironment and Evolution
J. Craig Wheeler and John ScaloHeat Shock Proteins, Hypermutator Genes, and AstrobiologyEnvironment and Evolution
Jaime E. Blair and S. Blair HedgesWhat can complete genomes tell us about early animal evolution?Environment and Evolution
Kosei E. Yamaguchi , , , Clark M. Johnson, , Brian L. Beard, , and Hiroshi Ohmoto,Iron isotope perspective for Molybdenum enrichment in the Archean Lewin shales and Carawine dolomites of the eastern Hamersley Basin, Western AustraliaEnvironment and Evolution
Mikhail I. Ryabov , Olena L. Rakhimova and Volodimir O. Ivanitsa,The investigation of dynamic Myxobacteria population alterations according to Solar and geophysical activities.Environment and Evolution
Olga Zhaxybayeva, and J. Peter Gogarten,Cladogenesis, Coalescence and the Evolution of the Three Domains of LifeEnvironment and Evolution
P. Rettberg , U. de la Vega, T. Douki, J. Cadet, G. HorneckThe UV resistance of Deinococcus radiodurans as a model organism for life under Martian conditionsEnvironment and Evolution
Peter D. Roopnarine, Erin Conel, Carol M. Tang and Kenneth AngielczykECOSYSTEM EVOLUTION AND BIOLOGICAL EXTINCTION THROUGH GEOLOGICAL TIMEEnvironment and Evolution
Rocco L. MancinelliThe evolution and fate of nitrogen on MarsEnvironment and Evolution
S. Blair Hedges and Jaime E. BlairTimescales in astrobiology: molecular clock calibrations and their affect on the precision of time estimatesEnvironment and Evolution
Susanna C. Manrubia, Ester Lázaro, Ana Grande-Pérez, Juan García Arriaza, Cristina Escarmís, Juan Pérez-Mercader, and Esteban Domingo,Effect of environmental parameters in the persistence time of heterogeneous replicator populationsEnvironment and Evolution
Tanisha Taylor, Greg Henry, Todd Gary, and Geoff BurksSolar Brightness Variability and the Evolution of Life on EarthEnvironment and Evolution
Timothy E. Riedel and Andrew D. EllingtonEvolution of a Martian from an Earthling, a small first step.Environment and Evolution
Uri Manor , Scott Rutherford, Guizhi Wang, Steven D’Hondt, Arthur J. SpivackAn improved numerical model for determining reaction rates in a subsurface biosphere.Environment and Evolution
Sean C. Sleight and Richard E. LenskiEvolutionary adaptation to freeze-thaw-growth cycles (without a cryoprotectant) in E. coliEnvironment and Evolution
Giles M. Marion, Christian H. Fritsen, Hajo Eicken, and Meredith C. PaynThe search for life on Europa: Limiting environmental factors, potential habitats, and Earth analoguesEuropa
Kevin P. Hand , Christopher F. Chyba,Conductivity measurements of MgSO4 dominated aqueous solutions and implications for the salt content of a Europan hydrosphere.Europa
La Tasha Taylor, Todd Gary, and Lewis Myles,Using Fluorescence Biological Analysis (FBA)to Examine the Subsurface of Europa for Signs of Life.Europa
Robert T. Pappalardo and Amy C. BarrConvection and ocean-surface exchange on Europa.Europa
William B. McKinnonOxidation history of Europa’s ocean and mantle – A case of redox reversalEuropa
Aki Roberge , Alain Lecavelier des Etangs, Paul D. Feldman, Alfred Vidal-MadjarEvidence for Comet-Like Bodies Around the 12 Myr Old Star Beta PictorisExtrasolar Planets
D. CrispA comprehensive Climate Model for Extrasolar Terrestrial PlanetsExtrasolar Planets
Darren M. Williams and Roger F. KnackeFinding Planetary Moons in the Spectra of Distant JupitersExtrasolar Planets
Eric Gaidos and Darren WilliamsInfrared lightcurves of Earth-like exoplanets with extreme seasonality.Extrasolar Planets
Eugenio J. Rivera, and Nader Haghighipour Department of Terrestrial Magnetism,Stability of Test Particles in Extrasolar Planetary SystemsExtrasolar Planets
James Y-K. Cho and Sara SeagerEffects of rotation on temperature, variability, and spectral signatures of extrasolar terrestrial planetsExtrasolar Planets
John H. Debes ,, Steinn Sigurdsson , and Bruce E. WoodgateDigging in the Stellar Graveyard: The Search For Planets around White DwarfsExtrasolar Planets
Melanie Freed, Philip M. Hinz, Michael R. Meyer, N. Mark Milton, and Michael Lloyd-HartKlio: A 5 micron camera for the detection of giant exoplanetsExtrasolar Planets
Olenka Hubickyj, Peter BodenheimerForming Gas Giant Planets using the Core Accretion ModelExtrasolar Planets
Ramon D. Wolstencroft( ) and Francois-Marie Breon( )Polarization of Planet Earth, Model Earth-Like Planets and Close-in Extrasolar Giant PlanetsExtrasolar Planets
Steinn Sigurdsson,Detection and implication of a jovian circumbinary planet in the old globular cluster Messier 4Extrasolar Planets
Vikki Meadows, Ted Von Hippel and Giovanna Tinetti,Using Artificial Neural Networks for Analysis and Discrimination of TPF Planetary Spectra.Extrasolar Planets
Kimberly R. Kuhlman, Christine C. Pelletier, Mark S. Anderson, Lisa B. Allenbach, Gregory M. Kuhlman, Robert C. Anderson, William G. Fusco, Isaac K. Erickson, Christopher L. Ball, Tara Stuecker, James Benardini and Ronald, L. CrawfordCarotenoid Pigments as Potential Biomarkers: UV-Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Rock VarnishExtreme Environments
Ketil B. Sørensen and Andreas TeskeArchaeal phylotypes in low activity deep subsurface sediments, ODP leg 201, site 1231Extreme Environments
Adam Clore and Kenneth StedmanViral Integration in Extremely the Thermophilic and Acidophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricusExtreme Environments
Adrienne Kish, Molly Kottemann, Nitin Baliga, Jocelyne DiRuggieroMolecular Basis For Survival Of Halobacterium In Space ConditionsExtreme Environments
Angeles Aguilera, Felipe Gómez, Nuria Rodríguez and Ricardo AmilsEukaryotic biodiversity in the Tinto River (SW Spain): an extreme acidophilic environmentExtreme Environments
Annika C. Mosier , Alison E. Murray, Peter T. Doran and Christian H. FritsenMicrobial assemblages in the 19-meter ice cover of Lake Vida, Antarctica as a potential analogue to icy environments beyond EarthExtreme Environments
Dana A. Rogoff , J. Bradley Dalton and L. Jean Palmer-MoloneyRemote Sensing and In Situ Sampling of Extremophiles in Saline Terrestrial EnvironmentsExtreme Environments
Donnabella C Lacap & Stephen B PointingMolecular and morphological characterization of free-floating filamentous cyanobacterial mats from geothermal springs in the PhilippinesExtreme Environments
Felipe Gómez, Agustín Grau-Carles, Luis Vázquez and Ricardo Amils.Effects of ultraviolet radiation over Bacillus sp. and protective role of ferric ironExtreme Environments
Gene D. McDonald, Pamela G. Conrad, Rohit Bhartia, Everett C. Salas and Henry J. SunVolatile organic biomarker release from microbial communities in extreme environmentsExtreme Environments
Guizhi Wang , Arthur J. Spivack, Steven D’Hondt, Scott Rutherford and Uri ManorMetabolic activity in deep-sea sediment columnsExtreme Environments
H.D. Smith and C.P. McKayThermo-Haliophile Ecosystem in Badwater, Death Valley National Park, CaliforniaExtreme Environments
Julie A. Huber, David A. Butterfield, John A. Baross, and H. Paul JohnsonExpanding the subseafloor biosphere to ridge flanks and beyondExtreme Environments
Kasthuri VenkateswaranConceptual Design for the Development of an in situ Hydrothermal Vent Probing and Sampling Device for Microbial AnalysisExtreme Environments
Kimberley Warren-Rhodes,The dry limit for photosynthetic life on the EarthExtreme Environments
Lycely del C. Sepúlveda-Torres, Héctor L. Ayala-del-Río, Marién Maldonado, Sue H. Alvarez, Yahira Báez, Mayda González and James M. TiedjeComparison of Psychrobacter strains from Puerto Rican and Siberian samplesExtreme Environments
Marco Moracci, Beatrice Cobucci-Ponzano, Giuseppe Perugino, Barbara Di Lauro, Marialuisa Mazzone and Mose’ RossiHyperthermophilic Archaea: the earliest organisms adapted to extreme environmentsExtreme Environments
Matthew O. Schrenk and John A. BarossAn iterative microscopic approach to detect and characterize microorganisms within deep-sea hydrothermal ecosystemsExtreme Environments
Michael J Rothrock and Ferran Garcia-PichelMicrobial Diversity of Benthic Mats Along a Tidal Desiccation GradientExtreme Environments
Natalie Leys *, Rudy Wattiez, Sarah Baatout, Paul Janssen, Patrick De Boever, Annik Dams, Sévérine Aandekerk, Pierre Cornelis and Max MergeayMESSAGE: Microbial Experiments in the Space Station About Gene Expression.Extreme Environments
P. Douglas Archer and David D. AllredDetermining Favorable Conditions for Endolithic Growth from Physics Considerations.Extreme Environments
Pascal Lapierre, Olga Zhaxybayeva and J. Peter GogartenWhole genome analyses on the class levels: is there a consensus phylogeny?Extreme Environments
Qingfang He and Hui-Yi Hsiao, Department of Applied Science,Control of photosynthetic and high light/radiation-responsive genes by the histidine kinase DspA: Negative and positive regulation and interactions between signal transduction pathwaysExtreme Environments
R. Amils, et alRelevance of the iron cycle for the search of life on MarsExtreme environments
Rob Rye, Orion J. Johnson and Kenneth H. NealsonBiology and water chemistry of several hyperalkaline springs emerging from mantle-like rockExtreme Environments
Rosalba Bonaccorsi and Rocco L. MancinelliSub-basement fossil soils cored from the North Pacific (ODP Leg 197): a model of their formation and use as analogues for a deep subsurface biosphere on MarsExtreme Environments
Stephanie A. Ewing , Carol Kendall, Brian W. Stewart, Greg Michalski, Christopher P. McKay, Ronald G. AmundsonInorganic salts in Atacama soils provide critical indicators of long-term hyperaridity and the dry limit of life on EarthExtreme Environments
Steve McAllister, Annika Fitzpatrick and Timothy KralOxygen Tolerance by MethanogensExtreme Environments
Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya , James M. Tiedje, Debora F. Rodrigues and Sophia KathariouComparative genomic study of Exiguobacterium strains isolated from Siberian permafrostExtreme Environments
Wanda L. Davis, ,, Imke de Pater , and Christopher P. McKaWater Diffusion in the Extremely Unsaturated Atacama Soils: Desert Crust Formation and its Implications for Evaporation and Infiltration of an Experimental RainExtreme Environments
William J. Brazelton, Matthew O. Schrenk, Deborah S. Kelley, and John A. BarossMolecular and Organismal Characterization of Microbial Communities at the Lost City Hydrothermal FieldExtreme Environments
Zita Maliga, Carol Tang, and Peter RoopnarineSampling Thermal Spring Deposits: Biocomplexity Preserved on a Microhabitat ScaleExtreme Environments
Bruno Soffientino * , Arthur J. Spivack* , David C. Smith* Steven L. D’Hondt *A method for estimating low levels of hydrogen metabolism in deeply buried sedimentsExtreme Environments
Carmen Palacios, et alMicrobial ecological diversity in the Río Tinto, an extremely acidic, heavy-metal laden river in Southwest SpainExtreme Environments
Charles CockellChasmoendolithic colonization of impact-shattered rocks – a geologically non-specific habitat for microorganisms in the post-impact environmentExtreme Environments
Jeffrey J. Walker and Norman R. PaceNovel cryptoendolithic microbial communities in Yellowstone National Park’s geothermal environmentExtreme Environments
Karen Junge,, James T. Staley , Jody W. Deming , Brian SwansonBacterially mediated ice formation: Implications for cloud formation and life in frozen environmentsExtreme Environments
Nader HaghighipouThe Effect of Density Enhanced Structures of a Nebula on the Formation of Terrestrial Planets and Water-Delivery MechanismsHabitable Planets
Oleksandr S. PotashkoPlanetary cycles of lifeHabitable Planets
R.E. Sytsma, University of Connecticut,
L. Casillas-Martinez, Universidad de Puerto Rico
P.T. Visscher, University of Connecticut
As the Salinity Cycle Turns: Methane Production in the Hypersaline Mats of Combate, Puerto RicoHypersaline Environments session
Victoria Orphan, Linda Jahnke, Tsegereda Embaye, Kendra Turk, Mike Kubo, Brad Bebout, Mary Hogan , David Des MaraisDiversity and dynamics of methanogenic Archaea within benthic cyanobacterial matsHypersaline Environments session
Brad Bebout, Steve Carpenter, and Mary HoganElevated nutrient loading increases microbial mat gross and net oxygen production in a long term manipulationHypersaline Environments session
Anatoli.K. Pavlov ,, Aleksey .N. Konstantinov ,, Vladimir N.Shelegedin ,Identification of Martian biota using their radioresistance ability and specific isotopic composition.Mars
E. I. Friedmann *, J. Wierzchos ¶, C. Ascaso §, H. Vali #.MMagnetite crystal chains: bacterial fossils of unique documentary value on Earth and on MarsMars
Andrew C. Schuerger , Jeffrey T. Richards, David A. Newcombe, and Kasthuri J. VenkateswaranSurvival of seven Bacillus spp. under simulated Mars UV irradiation suggests minimal forward contamination around landing sitesMars
Carol A. OliverPublic and media reactions to 2003/2004 Mars missions: A case for the Internet as the primary source of astrobiology-related newsMars
D. W. Beaty, P. R. Mahaffy, M. S. Anderson, G. Aveni, J. L. Bada, S. J. Clemett, D. J. Des Marais, S. Douglas, J. P. Dworkin, R. G. Kern , D. A. Papanastassiou , F. D. Palluconi , J. J. Simmonds , A. Steele , J. H. Waite , and A. P. ZentOrganic Contamination on martian landers: astrobiology implications AND MITIGATION STRATEGIESMars
Danielle R. Bagaley, José de la Rosa, Rafael Navarro-González, Benito Gomez-Silva Christopher P. McKay and Fred A. RaineySubsurface studies of Mars-like soils in the Atacama Desert, ChileMars
David F. Blake, Mitch Schulte and Tori HoehlerUltramafic terranes as habitats for life on Mars and early EarthMars
David S. McKay, Susan J. Wentworth, Kathie L. Thomas KeprtaCan microbes live beneath the surface of Mars? Clues from the meteoritesMars
Edward P. Vicenzi and Peter J. HeaneyExamination of Martian subsurface microenvironments via meteorite studies: Suitable for microbial lifeforms?Mars
Frank Carsey , Penelope J. Boston, Lynn J. Rothschild, Max Coleman, Jack Jones, Alberto E. Behar, Jeffrey Antol, Gregory A. Hajos, Marianne Rudisill, Jennifer R. Parker, Warren C. Kelliher and Ingrid A. Carlberg,Tumbleweed: Wind-driven Sampling on the Surface of MarsMars
James Y-K. Cho and Sarah T. StewartDispersion of tracers in the Martian upper troposphere following large impact-cratering eventsMars
Jeffrey Antol, Gregory A. Hajos, Jennifer R. Parker, Warren C. Kelliher and Ingrid CarlberSearching for biomarkers in valleys, canyons and craters on Mars using Tumbleweed RoversMars
Jeffrey L. BadaAstroBioLab: A mobile in situ subsurface biotic and soil reactivity analytical laboratoryMars
John C. Armstrong, T. N. Titus, and H. H. KiefferEvidence for Subsurface Water Ice in Korolev Crater, MarsMars
John Scalo and David S. SmithLethality of Martian exposure of organisms to large solar flaresMars
Kris A. Zacny , Michael Quayle , Austin Minnich and George CooperAir Blasts Provide A Feasible Method Of Clearing Rock Cuttings From Holes On Mars.Mars
Larry A. Haskin, Alian Wang, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences & McDonnell Center for Space Sciences, Washington University,The Mars Microbeam Raman Spectrometer (MMRS) for characterization of minerals, water, and carbonMars
Louis Lerman, and Jacqueline TengChemical Evolution on an Early Mars: Implications for Mission PlanningMars
Maria E. Webb and Leonel A.T.P. NevesExploring Martian SubsurfaceMars
P. MahaffyAnalytical protocols for analysis of organic molecules in Mars analog materialsMars
Rafael Navarro-González, Poala Moilna,Danielle R. Bagaley,Matthew Rice , Benito Gomez-Silva , Christopher P. McKay and Fred A. RaineyExtent of the of Mars-like soils in the Atacama Desert, ChileMars
Richard Quinn, Josh Fields, Shelly F. Hynes, Christopher J. Hynes, Gary A. Glass, Aaron Zent, Christopher P. McKay and Frank J. GrunthanerChemical Characterizations of Atacama Desert Soils: An Analog of Martian Surface Chemistry.Mars
Ryan Callegan, Rafael Navarro-González, Christopher P. McKay, Luis Cruz-Kuri and Fred A. RaineyPico de Orizaba – insights into the limits of life and implications for the terraformation of MarsMars
Teresa L. Segura ,, Chris P. McKay, O. Brian ToonAn Impact-Triggered Runaway Greenhouse on MarsMars
Kyle Rothschild-MancinelliGround-truthing THEMIS using infra red readingsMars
Timothy F. Slater ,, Lisa K. Elfring,, Erika G. Offerdahl,, and Edward E. Prather,Exploring the Public’s Understanding of the Role of Water in AstrobiologyMars/Outreach
Robert W. CorkeryBicontinuous structures as interesting evolutionary adaptationsOther
Josep M. Trigo-Rodriguez and Jordi Llorca,Evidence of degradation of cometary meteoroids in the interplanetary mediumOther
L. Cruz-Kuri, C. P. McKay, and R. Navarro-GonzalezA Study of Some Meteorological Variables Around the Treeline of Pico de Orizaba.Other
Michael N. MautnerAstrobiology and Scientific ProofOther
H. Peter SteevesLife Or Something Like It: The Practical Implications Of Defining "Life" For Astrobiologyother
Benita Bell et alMIAC, the First "Virtual Collaboration" of Minority Institutions focused on AstrobiologyOutreach/Education
Erika G. Offerdahl,, Lisa K. Elfring,, Edward E. Prather,, and Timothy F. Slater,Training the "Next Generation" of Astrobiologists – An Undergraduate Astrobiology Course for Science MajorsOutreach/Education
Gene McDonaldA Simulation of the Viking Labelled Release Experiment for a Non-majors Astronomy CourseOutreach/Education
Janet Siefert and Edna DeVoreImplementing an Astrobiology course for teachers using NASA EPO grants.Outreach/Education
Karen C. BradfordNAI Minority Institution Research SabbaticalOutreach/Education
Lorraine OlendzenskiTraining Opportunities in Astrobiology at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MAOutreach/Education
Michael. R. PhilpottLife: Origins and ExtinctionsOutreach/Education
Mr. Barry Fried, Ms. Honora Dash and Mr. Mark LevyTwenty-first Century Space Science in The Urban High School Setting: The NASA/John Dewey High School Educational Outreach PartnershipOutreach/Education
Penny A. Morris, University of Houston-Downtown,;Space Science Programs and Events for Latinos in Urban and Rural EnvironmentsOutreach/Education
Robert D. Collier, Christian F. Fritsen, Christopher P. McKay, David C. Catling, Daniel Mayes, and Ivan GillilanNevada Observatory establishes student quests in astrobiologyOutreach/Education
Sam Abrams & David MorrisonUndergraduate Educational Opportunities in AstrobiologyOutreach/Education
Thomas J. BalonekExperiences teaching "Life in the Universe: A Cosmic Perspective" as a liberal arts core curriculum courseOutreach/Education
Edward E. Prather, Lisa K. Elfring, Erika G. Offerdahl and Timothy F. SlaterThe Impact of Cognitive Science and Science Education Research on the Teaching and Learning of AstrobiologyOutreach/Education
Erika G. Offerdahl and Margaret TurnbullThe First Generation of "Native" Astrobiologists: The Graduate Astrobiology Conference, 2004Outreach/Education
Comparison between the organics found in interplanetary dust particles and those made by experimental simulations of ice processing in the interstellar mediumPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
A. Brandenburg, A. C. Andersen, S. Höfner, M. NilssonHomochiral growth from enantiomeric cross-inhibitionPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Alexander Smirnov , Nicholas J. Tosca, Devicharan Chidambaram, Gary Halada and Martin A.A. SchoonenNi-(Fe) Alloy and Sulfide Formation During Forsterite-Fayalite Dissolution at Hydrothermal Conditions: Importance for Prebiotic SynthesisPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
BarleyThe Pilbara: one billion years of the early evolution of Earth’s surface environments and lifePrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Bradley T. De Gregorio and Thomas G. SharpStructure and bonding of kerogen in the Apex Chert: distinguishing biogenic carbon from Fischer-Tropsch-type carbon using energy loss spectroscopyPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
C. Briones , E. Mateo-Martí, C. Gómez-Navarro, V. Parro, E. Román,Peptide nucleic acids can form ordered self-assembled monolayers on surfaces with DNA recognition capabilityPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Charles L Apel and David W. DeamerThe formation of glycerol monodecanoate by a dehydration/condensation reaction: Increasing the chemical complexity of amphiphiles on the early Earth.Prebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Chris J. Bennett, C. Jamieson, Philip Holtom, Nigel J. Mason, and Ralf I. Kaiser *Mechanistical studies on the formation of sugars and amino acids in extraterrestrial icesPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Corey A. Cohn, Martin A. SchoonenMineral Generated H2O2 and the loss of RNAPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
David E. Woon and Jin-Young ParkA theoretical study of ice-bound photoionization and chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the interstellar mediumPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Dirk Schulze-Makuch and Louis N. IrwinSearching for life on other worlds: follow the water (or ammonia, or hydrocyanic acid, or some other solvent)?Prebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Florian M. Schwandner , , Terry M. Seward, Andrew P. Gize, and P. Anthony HallAbiogenic prebiotic organic compounds in terrestrial volcanic gases.Prebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Galina M. ChabanTheoretical study of effects of water environment on spectra of small biological moleculesPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Gregory A. C. SingerThe ancestor to all modern life on Earth lived in a hot environmentPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Helmut H. Zepik, Marie-Christine Maurel and David W. DeamerLipid Catalysis of Oligomerization of Amino Thioacids and ThioestersPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Hikaru Yabuta *, Hiroshi Naraoka, Kinya Sakanishi and Hiroyuki KawashimaThe solid-state CP/MAS 13 C NMR analyses of macromolecular material in the Antarctic carbonaceous chondrites for evaluation of the meteoritic alteration levelPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Hiroshi Imanaka,, Bishun N. Khare, Christopher P. McKay, Emma L.O. Bakes, Dale P. Cruikshank, Seiji Sugita, Takafumi Matsui, Jamie L. Elsila,and Richard N. ZareLaboratory Simulations of Titan’s Organic Haze and Condensation Clouds.Prebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
J.L. Kirschvink & B.P. WeissBoron, Ribose, and a Martian Origin for Terrestrial lifePrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Jean-Claude Marchon, Magalie Claeys-Bruno, Jacques PécautAnalysis of mixtures of amino acid enantiomers by 1H NMR spectroscopy using cobalt(III) and rhodium(III) chiroporphyrins as chiral shift reagentsPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Jeffrey A. PedeltyRadio Astronomy Searches for the Amino Acid Glycine in High-Mass Star Formation RegionsPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
Jin-Young Park and David E. WoonOCN- in UV-photoprocessed ices: Prebiotic interstellar chemistry.Prebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life
John F. Lindsay, Martin D. Brasier, Owen R. Green and Nicola McLaughlinConcretions: a New Archean BiomarkerPrebiotic Chemistry & Origin of Life