|Description||Microbial Engineers in Space!
Abstract: In resource constrained environments, microbial communities form highly
structured patterns to optimize resource utilization. In this talk Dr. Schubert will present
his work studying and modelling their patterns, emphasizing microbial structures in both
the sulfuric acid cave - Cueva del Villa Luz in Mexico that will be the subject of an article
in National Geographic Magazine this July, and biological soil crusts in the Mojave Desert
with NASA. Applications to the search for life in the universe and climate change will be