2002 Annual Science Report

NASA Johnson Space Center Reporting  |  JUL 2001 – JUN 2002

Morphologic Biomarkers and Microbial Ecology

Project Summary
4 Institutions
3 Teams
0 Publications
0 Field Sites
Field Sites

Project Progress

  • PROJECT INVESTIGATORS:
  • PROJECT MEMBERS:
    David McKay
    Project Investigator

    Carlton Allen
    Collaborator

    Nancy Hinman
    Collaborator

    Richard Hoover
    Collaborator

    Thomas Kieft
    Collaborator

    Penny Morris-Smith
    Collaborator

    Kathie Thomas-Keprta
    Collaborator

    Susan Wentworth
    Collaborator

    Frances Westall
    Collaborator

    Monica Byrne
    Undergraduate Student

    Rachel Schelble
    Undergraduate Student

  • RELATED OBJECTIVES:
    Objective 5.0
    Describe the sequences of causes and effects associated with the development of Earth's early biosphere and the global environment.

    Objective 6.0
    Define how ecophysiological processes structure microbial communities, influence their adaptation and evolution, and affect their detection on other planets.

    Objective 7.0
    Identify the environmental limits for life by examining biological adaptations to extremes in environmental conditions.

    Objective 8.0
    Search for evidence of ancient climates, extinct life and potential habitats for extant life on Mars.

    Objective 17.0
    Refine planetary protection guidelines and develop protection technology for human and robotic missions.