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Scicafe: The Microbial Worlds of the Deep-Sea

04/03/19 | Time Varies

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West & 79th St Map

212-769-5100


03-04-2019 12:00:00 03-04-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Scicafe: The Microbial Worlds of the Deep-Sea | Time Varies Geobiologist Jeffrey Marlow studies the unusual ways microbes can obtain energy and nutrients in an attempt to understand the limits of life on Earth and beyond. Hear how he has followed extreme microorganisms to deep-sea vents, active volcanoes, and acidic rivers. Why is it important to consider microbes in marine conservation efforts? Marlow explains how deep-sea microbial communities control the distribution of the potent greenhouse gas methane, how these organisms might mitigate climate change, and how they can be used for biofuel production. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=360003 American Museum of Natural History American Museum of Natural History

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Geobiologist Jeffrey Marlow studies the unusual ways microbes can obtain energy and nutrients in an attempt to understand the limits of life on Earth and beyond. Hear how he has followed extreme microorganisms to deep-sea vents, active volcanoes, and acidic rivers. Why is it important to consider microbes in marine conservation efforts? Marlow explains how deep-sea microbial communities control the distribution of the potent greenhouse gas methane, how these organisms might mitigate climate change, and how they can be used for biofuel production.

Venue Description: A museum for the 21st century, with a rich and storied past and one of the greatest natural history museums in the world, with over 40 exhibition halls. Open daily from 10am to 5:45pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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