Welcome to the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Science and Technology Center on the deep subseafloor biosphere. Our mission is to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins. We are a multi-institutional distributed center establishing the intellectual, educational, technological, cyber-infrastructural and collaborative framework needed for transformative experimental and exploratory research on the subseafloor biosphere. Connect with us via our mailing list, on Facebook and on our twitter!

Pele's pit trap from FEMO 2007
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JOIDES Resolution photo by W. Crawford, IODP/TAMU
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CORK photo by K. Becker, RSMAS/UM
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C-DEBI Newsletter
September 15, 2014 Issue

Chemical Geology
Sauvage et al. C-DEBI Contribution 229
Determination of in situ dissolved inorganic carbon concentration and alkalinity for marine sedimentary porewater

Frontiers in Microbiology
Teske et al. C-DEBI Contribution 223
Biosphere frontiers of subsurface life in the sedimented hydrothermal system of Guaymas Basin

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Meyers et al. C-DEBI Contribution 206
Extracellular enzyme activity and microbial diversity measured on seafloor exposed basalts from Loihi Seamount indicate importance of basalts to global biogeochemical cycling

Frontiers in Microbiology
Barco and Edwards. C-DEBI Contribution 212
Interactions of proteins with biogenic iron oxyhydroxides and a new culturing technique to increase biomass yields of neutrophilic, iron-oxidizing bacteria

Marlow et al. C-DEBI Contribution 174
The potential for biologically catalyzed anaerobic methane oxidation on ancient Mars

Scientific Drilling
Orcutt et al. C-DEBI Contribution 200
IODP Deep Biosphere Research Workshop report – a synthesis of recent investigations, and discussion of new research questions and drilling targets

Torres et al. C-DEBI Contribution 197
Sulphide oxidation and carbonate dissolution as a source of CO2 over geological timescales

Life in Extreme Environments
Kallmeyer and Wagner, eds. C-DEBI Contributions 169, 196 and 199
Microbial Life of the Deep Biosphere

Limnology and Oceanography
Kirchman et al. C-DEBI Contribution 195
Metagenomic analysis of organic matter degradation in methane-rich Arctic Ocean sediments

Upcoming Expeditions

October, 2014
North Atlantic Sediment Coring

November 29 - December 12, 2014
Dorado Outcrop

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General Calendar

September 22 - October 2, 2014
ECORD Summer School: Subseafloor Biosphere - Current Advances and Future Challenges

MARUM, Bremen, Germany

October 2, 2014
C-DEBI Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Professional Development Workshop

Marina, California, USA

October 2 - 4, 2014
C-DEBI Annual Meeting

Marina, California, USA

October 5 - 10, 2014
Ninth International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM) 2014
Pacific Grove, California, USA




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