Tour of Norris Geyser Basin, Spring 2017

My Master's and PhD advisor, Prof. Andreas Teske, came out to Montana to present research to the Thermal Biology Institute and my Postdoc advisor, Prof. Bill Inskeep, and I took Andreas to see some of our sites in Norris Geyser Basin.

 It was really awesome to get to introduce my postdoctoral advisor (Bill Inskeep) to my graduate advisor (Andreas Teske), who share a passion for extreme thermal environments. Research conducted under Yellowstone research permit YELL-2017-SCI-5068

It was really awesome to get to introduce my postdoctoral advisor (Bill Inskeep) to my graduate advisor (Andreas Teske), who share a passion for extreme thermal environments. Research conducted under Yellowstone research permit YELL-2017-SCI-5068

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 There is a very precise temperature (between 73-74C, 163-165F) above which photosynthesis is no longer possible. Here you see a green algal mat in a stream that is lower than 70C on the left converging with a high temperature spring on the right that is above 75C. When the two streams touch, the green immediately stops because photosynthesis is inhibited.

There is a very precise temperature (between 73-74C, 163-165F) above which photosynthesis is no longer possible. Here you see a green algal mat in a stream that is lower than 70C on the left converging with a high temperature spring on the right that is above 75C. When the two streams touch, the green immediately stops because photosynthesis is inhibited.

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 Research conducted under Yellowstone research permit YELL-2017-SCI-5068

Research conducted under Yellowstone research permit YELL-2017-SCI-5068

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