BACK TO 1f: HOT POTS OF YELLOWSTONE
MEET THE SCIENTISTS
GEORGE RICE (left)
George is a graduate student working under Mark Young at the Thermal
Biology Institute at Montana State University. Area of study: thermally
stable viruses found in the thermohydrophilic organisms of the hotpots.
George has been on many expeditions like this one, to retrieve samples
for study in the lab.
Ken is a post doctoral fellow in the Thermal Biology Research
Group. Originally from England, Ken was working in Germany with Wolfram
Zillig, a noted pioneer with thermophilic organisms, before he came
to Montana. Next year he will be heading up his own research group
at Portland State University in Oregon. Ken's girlfriend, BARBARA,
came along to help with the sampling expedition.
Braden is a graduate student in Earth Science. He came to the Earth
Science Department at Montana State University from Portland State
University in Oregon. His interest is geomicrobiology - how microorganisms
affect geology, and in particular how the organisms found in the hotpots
of Yellowstone affect the precipitation and dissolution of minerals.