• Niche Filtering of Bacteria in Soil and Rock Habitats of the Colorado Plateau Desert, Utah, USA

      Lee, KC; Archer, SDJ; Boyle, RH; Lacap-Bugler, DC; Belnap, J; Pointing, SB (Frontiers Media S.A., 2016)
      A common feature of microbial colonization in deserts is biological soil crusts (BSCs), and these comprise a complex community dominated by Cyanobacteria. Rock substrates, particularly sandstone, are also colonized by ...
    • Subsurface Microbial Habitats in an Extreme Desert Mars-analog Environment

      Warren-Rhodes, KA; Lee, KC; Archer, SDJ; Cabrol, N; Ng-Boyle, L; Wettergreen, D; Zacny, K; Pointing, SB; NASA Life in the Atacama Project Team (Frontiers Media, 2019)
      Sediments in the hyper-arid core of the Atacama Desert are a terrestrial analog to Mars regolith. Understanding the distribution and drivers of microbial life in the sediment may give critical clues on how to search for ...