Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences


 The Life in the Atacama project investigated the regional distribution of life and habitats in the Atacama Desert of Chile. We sought to create biogeologic maps through survey traverses across the desert using a rover carrying biologic and geologic instruments.
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      Changes in the soil C cycle at the arid-hyperarid transition in the Atacama Desert

      S. A. Ewing, J. L. Macalady, K. Warren-Rhodes, C. P. McKay and R. Amundson

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2008 | DOI: 10.1029/2007JG000495

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      Application of pulsed-excitation fluorescence imager for daylight detection of sparse life in tests in the Atacama Desert

      S. Weinstein, D. Pane, L. A. Ernst, K. Warren-Rhodes, J. M. Dohm, A. N. Hock, J. L. Piatek, S. Emani, F. Lanni, M. Wagner, G. W. Fisher, E. Minkley, L. E. Dansey, T. Smith, E. A. Grin, K. Stubbs, G. Thomas, C. S. Cockell, L. Marinangeli, G. G. Ori, S. Heys, J. P. Teza, J. E. Moersch, P. Coppin, G. Chong Diaz, D. S. Wettergreen, N. A. Cabrol and A. S. Waggoner

      Article first published online: 18 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000319

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      Life in the Atacama: A scoring system for habitability and the robotic exploration for life

      Andrew N. Hock, Nathalie A. Cabrol, James M. Dohm, Jennifer Piatek, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Shmuel Weinstein, David S. Wettergreen, Edmond A. Grin, Jeffrey Moersch, Charles S. Cockell, Peter Coppin, Lauren Ernst, Gregory Fisher, Craig Hardgrove, Lucia Marinangeli, Edwin Minkley, Gian Gabriele Ori, Alan Waggoner, Mike Wyatt, Trey Smith, David Thompson, Michael Wagner, Dominic Jonak, Kristen Stubbs, Geb Thomas, Erin Pudenz and Justin Glasgow

      Article first published online: 29 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000321

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      Life in the Atacama: Science autonomy for improving data quality

      Trey Smith, David R. Thompson, David S. Wettergreen, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Kimberley A. Warren-Rhodes and Shmuel J. Weinstein

      Article first published online: 7 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000315

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      Decomposition of aqueous organic compounds in the Atacama Desert and in Martian soils

      R. C. Quinn, P. Ehrenfreund, F. J. Grunthaner, C. L. Taylor and A. P. Zent

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000312

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      Surface and subsurface composition of the Life in the Atacama field sites from rover data and orbital image analysis

      Jennifer L. Piatek, Craig Hardgrove, Jeffrey E. Moersch, Darrell M. Drake, Michael B. Wyatt, Michael Rampey, Orion Carlisle, Kim Warren-Rhodes, James M. Dohm, Andrew N. Hock, Nathalie A. Cabrol, David S. Wettergreen, Edmond A. Grin, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Peter Coppin, Shmuel Weinstein, Charles S. Cockell, Lucia Marinangeli, Gian Gabriele Ori, Trey Smith, Dominic Jonak, Michael Wagner, Kristen Stubbs, Geb Thomas, Erin Pudenz and Justin Glasgow

      Article first published online: 20 OCT 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000317

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      Robotic ecological mapping: Habitats and the search for life in the Atacama Desert

      K. Warren-Rhodes, S. Weinstein, J. L. Piatek, J. Dohm, A. Hock, E. Minkley, D. Pane, L. A. Ernst, G. Fisher, S. Emani, A. S. Waggoner, N. A. Cabrol, D. S. Wettergreen, E. Grin, P. Coppin, Chong Diaz, J. Moersch, G. G. Oril, T. Smith, K. Stubbs, G. Thomas, M. Wagner, M. Wyatt and L. Ng Boyle

      Article first published online: 25 SEP 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000301

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      Ecology and spatial pattern of cyanobacterial community island patches in the Atacama Desert, Chile

      Kimberley A. Warren-Rhodes, Jennifer L. Dungan, Jennifer Piatek, Kristin Stubbs, Benito Gómez-Silva, Yong Chen and Christopher P. McKay

      Article first published online: 13 SEP 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000305

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      Comparing different methods for assessing ground truth of rover data analysis for the 2005 season of the Life in the Atacama Project

      G. W. Thomas, I. Ukstins Peate, J. Nakamoto, E. Pudenz, J. Glasgow, J. Bretthauer, N. Cabrol, D. Wettergreen, E. Grin, P. Coppin, J. M. Dohm, J. L. Piatek, K. Warren-Rhodes, A. N. Hock, S. Weinstein, G. Fisher, G. Chong Diaz, C. Cockell, L. Marinangeli, N. Minkley, J. Moersch, G. G. Ori, T. Smith, K. Stubb, M. Wagner and A. S. Waggoner

      Article first published online: 13 SEP 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000318

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      Subcritical water extraction of amino acids from Atacama Desert soils

      Xenia Amashukeli, Christine C. Pelletier, James P. Kirby and Frank J. Grunthaner

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000308

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      Bacterial diversity in hyperarid Atacama Desert soils

      Stephanie A. Connon, Elizabeth D. Lester, Hannah S. Shafaat, Donald C. Obenhuber and Adrian Ponce

      Article first published online: 6 SEP 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000311

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      Relative humidity patterns and fog water precipitation in the Atacama Desert and biological implications

      Luis Cáceres, Benito Gómez-Silva, Ximena Garró, Violeta Rodríguez, Vinka Monardes and Christopher P. McKay

      Article first published online: 6 SEP 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000344

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      Life in the Atacama: Searching for life with rovers (science overview)

      Nathalie A. Cabrol, David Wettergreen, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Edmond A. Grin, Jeffrey Moersch, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Charles S. Cockell, Peter Coppin, Cecilia Demergasso, James M. Dohm, Lauren Ernst, Gregory Fisher, Justin Glasgow, Craig Hardgrove, Andrew N. Hock, Dominic Jonak, Lucia Marinangeli, Edwin Minkley, Gian Gabriele Ori, Jennifer Piatek, Erin Pudenz, Trey Smith, Kristen Stubbs, Geb Thomas, David Thompson, Alan Waggoner, Michael Wagner, Shmuel Weinstein and Michael Wyatt

      Article first published online: 1 SEP 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000298

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      Superoxide radical assays and applications in Mars-like Atacama soils

      Christos D. Georgiou, Ioannis Papapostolou, Henry Sun and Christopher P. McKay

      Article first published online: 29 AUG 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000390

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      Searching for microbial life remotely: Satellite-to-rover habitat mapping in the Atacama Desert, Chile

      K. Warren-Rhodes, S. Weinstein, J. Dohm, J. Piatek, E. Minkley, A. Hock, C. Cockell, D. Pane, L. A. Ernst, G. Fisher, S. Emani, A. S. Waggoner, N. A. Cabrol, D. S. Wettergreen, D. Apostolopoulos, P. Coppin, E. Grin, Chong Diaz, J. Moersch, G. G. Oril, T. Smith, K. Stubbs, G. Thomas, M. Wagner and M. Wyatt

      Article first published online: 29 AUG 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000283

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      Organic amine biomarker detection in the Yungay region of the Atacama Desert with the Urey instrument

      Alison M. Skelley, Andrew D. Aubrey, Peter A. Willis, Xenia Amashukeli, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Jeffrey L. Bada, Frank J. Grunthaner and Richard A. Mathies

      Article first published online: 22 AUG 2007 | DOI: 10.1029/2006JG000329

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