Sinkholes to Stars: Exploring Microbial Ecosystems in Lake Huron’s Sinkholes
December 5, 2019
Bopi Biddanda, Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University
Join Professor Bopi Biddanda as he shares the excitement of over a decade of exploration of life in Lake Huron’s sinkholes carried out in collaboration with NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. He will ponder the relevance of these findings to major issues of both scientific and societal interest such as Earth’s current biologic and physiologic diversity, oxygenation of early Earth in the distant past, and humanity’s ongoing search for extraterrestrial life. For an introduction to life in Lake Huron’s sinkholes, see this overview educational article.