Matters Microbial #8: Who goes there? Going deep in the Pine Barrens with Lauren Seyler

September 22, 2023

Microbes are everywhere and do remarkable things—-like breathing metal! Lauren Seyler joins us today to discuss the microbial mysteries of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

Host: Mark O. Martin

Guest: Lauren Seyler

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  • A beautiful essay on tardigrades can be found here.
  • Weird and wonderful (mythical?) cryptids around the US described here.  Hallowe’en fun!
  • Frivolous Forest’s site on Etsy is here.  
  • A lovely overview of the Pine Barrens is here.
  • Some of the unusual legends of the Barrens can be found here.
  • An article about “bog iron” is here 
  • An overview of iron-related microbes is here.
  • An abstract of a research talk about bog iron related microbiology from Dr. Seyler’s group can be found here.  
  • Dr. Seyler’s departmental site is here.  
  • Dr. Seyler’s fascinating lab website is here

Intro music is by Reber Clark

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