to the Dark Energy Biosphere Institute (DEBI) Research
Coordination Network (RCN), a National Science Foundation
(NSF)-funded Research and Coordination Network that
exists to help coordinate and support deep biosphere
research, and to aid in the transfer of information
regarding the deep biosphere's role in the global Earth
system. The DEBI-RCN is co-directed by Katrina
Amend, University of Southern California.