Lewis and Clark Fund in Astrobiology Field Scholars

Anderson, Ross, Yale University Preservational Controls on Neoproterozoic-Cambrian (1000 MA–485 MA) Eukaryotic Fossil Diversity in the Zavkhan Terrane of Southwestern Mongolia

Bellefroid, Eric, Yale University Assessing the effects of Tectonic Change on the Marine Paleoenvironment and Biogeochemical Cycles During the Mesoproterozoic, Borden Basin, Northern Canada

Cammack, Jacob, University of Wisconsin, Madison Secondary Ion Microprobe Microanalysis of the Strelley Pool Cherts, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia: Insight Into Fluid Sources, Alteration, and Paleoenvironmental Conditions

Evans, Scott, University of California, Riverside Paleoecology of the Iconic Ediacaran Genera Dickinsonia, South Australia

Hashman, Breana, University of Wisconsin, Madison Constraining Redox Conditions and Their Potential Role in Climactic Variations of the Mesoarchean as Recorded in the South African Witwatersrand and Pontola Supergroups of the Kaapvaal Craton

Patterson, Molly, University of Connecticut Thrombolite Fabric Development in Hardwater (Green Lake, New York), Marine (Highborne Cay, Bahamas), and Hypersaline (Lake Clifton, Australia) Environments

Simpson, Anna, University of Washington Assessing the Effects of Alpine Nitrogen Deposition, Mount Rainier, Washington

Stueeken, Eva, University of Washington Characterizing Nutrient Cycles in Late Precambrian Lakes, Late Mesoproterozoic Torridonian Supergroup, Scotland

Tarhan, Lidya, Yale University The Silicification of Soft-Bodied Biotas: A Model for Exceptional "Ediacara-Style" Preservation, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Amador, Elena, University of Washington
Revealing the Habitability and Microbial Diversity of Icelandic Lava Fields: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Cable, Morgan, California Institute of Technology
Biodiversity and Habitability in Icelandic Lava Fields

Ibarra, Yadira, University of Southern California
Paleoenvironmental Significance of Microbialites From the Upper Triassic, Southwest United Kingdom, and Relevance to the End Triassic Mass Extinction

Lynch, Ryan, University of Colorado, Boulder
Understanding the Traits of Chemosynthetic Bacteria From a Martian Analog in the High-Elevation Atacama Region

Mansor, Muammar, Pennsylvania State University
Detecting Biosignatures From Biominerals Formed in Subsurface Frassasi Caves, Italy: Analogue to Mars

Schwieterman, Edward, University of Washington
Assessing the Habitability, Diversity, and Productivity of Mars Analog Environments in Iceland

Solon, Christine, University of California, Riverside
Morphology and Ecology of an Enigmatic Ediacaran Taxon, South Australia

Som, Sanjoy, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science
Hydrogen Production in Basalt-Hosted Hydrothermal Systems in Iceland

Woycheese, Kristin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Biogeochemistry and Depositional Facies of a Serpentinizing Fluid Seep in the Zambales Range Ophiolites, the Philippines

Gallagher, Timothy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Life on Land During the Mesoproterozoic: Evidence from the Midcontinent Rift System in Michigan, Minnesota, and Ontario

Harwood, Cara, University of California, Davis
Thrombolites as Records of Microbial-Metazoan Ecosystems in Cambrian Carbonates of the Southern Great Basin, Nevada

Johnson, Jena, California Institute of Technology
Manganese and the Evolution of Oxygenic Photosynthesis in Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Marnocha, Cassandra, University of Arkansas
Geomicrobiology of Rock Coatings from Karkevagge, Swedish Lapland

Price, Roy, University of Southern California
Expanding Frontiers for Origin of Life Research: Serpentine-Hosted Shallow-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in New Caledonia

Sibert, Elizabeth, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ichthyoliths Across the KPG Boundary: Response of Pelagic Consumers to a Mass Extinction, Gubbio, Italy

Sperling, Erik, Harvard University
Oxygen, Ecology, and the Cambrian Radiation of Animals: Insights Into the Origins of Complex Life From the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada

Wilbanks, Elizabeth G., University of California, Davis
A Sulfurous Symbiosis: The Dynamic Metatranscriptome of Pink Berries in the Sippewissett Salt Marsh, Falmouth, Massachusetts

Adam, Zachary, Montana State University
Characterizing the Mesoproterozoic Microfossil Record of the Belt Supergroup, Montana

Caporaso, James G., University of Colorado, Boulder
Microbial Community Characterization of the Atacama Desert Soils, Chile

Claire, Mark, University of Washington
Searching for the Driest Place on Earth

Conrad, Alison, University of California, Santa Cruz
The Microbial Ecology of Anoxygenic Arsenite Oxidizing Photoautotrophs in Extreme Environments

Corman, Jessica, Arizona State University
Nutrient Limitation as a Factor for Microbialite Formation in Cuatro Cienegas, Mexico

Hendrickson, Sarah, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Dissolved Organic Carbon Cycling in the Deep Crustal Biosphere

Levy, Joseph, Portland State University
Chimerya: Cryosphere-Hydrothermal Interactions: Mars-Yellowstone Research for Astrobiology

Marlow, Jeffrey, California Institute of Technology
Carbonate-Based Anaerobic Methane Oxidation at Hydrate Ridge Methane Seeps

McCauley, Rebecca, Pennsylvania State University
Energy-Limited Microbial Communities as an Analog for Archean Life

Robador Ausejo, Alberto, University of Hawaii NASA Astrobiology Institute
Biosphere of Subseafloor Basaltic Crust

Shirey, Timothy B., University of Alabama
Perchlorate Reduction and Biochemistry in the Atacama Desert, Chile: The Search for Biosignatures of Life in a Martian Analog Environment

Webb, Amelinda E., Yale University
Measuring the Effects of Stress on Communities During the Ordovician-Silurian Mass Extinction on Anticosti Island, Quebec, Canada

Huberty, Jason, University of Wisconsin, Madison
5IAS Field Trip to the Pilbara Craton, Including the Fortescue and Hamersley Basins

Knowlton, Michele L., Arizona State University
An Interdisciplinary Look at Nigrogen (n) Fixation Occurring Within the Microbial Mats at Yellowstone National Park

Colon, Knicole D., University of Florida
Characterizing Transiting Extrasolar Planets with GTC/OSIRIS

Czaja, Andrew, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Field Trip to Explore Archean and Proterozoic Geology of Western Australia

McKeown, Nancy, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hyperspectral Study of the Painted Desert, Arizona, to Provide Implications for Mawrth Valis, Mars, a Likely Science Laboratory Landing Site

Percak-Dennett, Elizabeth, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Linking Laboratory and Field Studies of the Mineralogical and Iron Isotope Composition of Banded Iron Formations in Western Australia

Urschel, Matthew, Montana State University
Iron Reduction in the Subglacial Sediments of Robertson Glacier, Canada

Glass, Jennifer, Arizona State University
Evaluation of Molybdenum Diagenesis in Sediments of Castle Lake, California

Papineau, Dominic, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Influences of Phosphorous on the Carbon Cycle in the Paleoproterozoic Aravalli Supergroup

Saw, Jimmy, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Single-Cell Genome Sequencing of a Novel Gloeobacter From an Epilithic Biofilm in a Hawaiian Basaltic Cave

Smith, David J., University of Washington
Measuring Polymorphism in Northern Hemisphere Snow Algae Populations

Trail, Dustin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A Field and Geochemical Investigation of the Oldest Known Rocks on Earth, in Acasta Gneiss Complex, Canada

Wright, Katherine, University of Colorado, Boulder
Biomarkers for Sulfur Metabolism in Icy Non-Terrestrial Environment

Black, Benjamin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Delayed Organic Recovery After End-Permian Mass Extinction and Connections with Siberian Traps, Igneous Province, Russia

Cavalazzi, Barbara, Universita' di Bologna/Portland State University
The Problem of Biogenicity and Its Detection in El Tatio, Chile

Denson, Jackie, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Survey of Microbial Diversity and Microbial Biomarkers, Kenya

Eloe, Emiley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Influence of High Hydrostatic Pressure on Microbials in Puerto Rico Trench

Johnson, Ian, Penn State Astrobiology Research Center
Earth's Oldest Paleosol, Australia

Meyer, Michael, University of South Florida, Tampa
Morphological Change Through Time in the Ediacaran Fossil/Pteridinium in Africa

Myshrall, Kristen, University of Connecticut
Evaluating the Microbial Constituents and Their Metabolisms in Modern Thrombolites at Green Lake, New York

Nunez, Jorge, Arizona State University
Mineralogy of Spring Deposits in New Zealand With Applications to Mars

Planavsky, Noah J. , University of California, Riverside
Sulphur Isotopes in Paleoproterozoic Carabonates Labrador Trough, Canada

Adams, Melissa, Stanford University
Elucidating the in situ Metabolism of Novel Phosphorus Species by Thermophilic Cyanobacteria, Yellowstone National Park

Barge, Laura M. , University of Southern California
Precipitation in Diffusion-Controlled Systems and the Formation of Terrestrial (Utah) and Martian Hematite Concretions

Hage, Melissa, University of Tennessee
Geologic Investigation of Banded Iron Formation from the Isua Greenstone Belt, Southwest Greenland

Harris, Katherine J. , University of Oxford
Geomicrobiology of Mars Analog Lakes in the Andes-High Lakes 2007 Science Expedition

Sobron, Pablo, Centro de Astrobiologia, Spain
Raman Spectroscopy in an Extreme Environment with Astrobiological Implications, Iron Mountain, California

Warner, Nicholas, Arizona State University
Identification and Collection of Subglacially Derived Volcanic Material on the Outwash Plains of Southern Iceland

Fuchsman, Clara , University of Washington
Expedition to the Mid-Proterozoic: Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle in the Black Sea Suboxic Zone

Gleeson, Damhnait , University of Colorado, Boulder,
The Unique, Sulfur-Rich Icy Ecosystem at Borup Fiord Pass, Ellesmere Island, in the Canadian High Arctic

Hynek, Brian , University of Colorado, Boulder
Mars' Astrobiology Potential from Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua

Lopez-Morales Mercedes , Carnegie Institution of Washington
Search for Transits of Extrasolar Planets Using the Swope Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile

Morrill, Penny , Carnegie Institution of Washington
Identification of Gaseous Hydrocarbon Formation from Ultrabasic Springs in Sonoma County, California

Swanson-Hysell, Nicholas , Princeton University
Integrated Magnetic and Chemical Stratigraphy of the Bitter Springs Stage, Australia