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Anyone out there interested in geology? No? Just me...? ....okay..
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It's an interesting topic but I prefer physics over geology.

One thing I enjoyed learning in 6th grade was the Theory of Continental Drift. I mean, it's amazing to know that our seven continents used to be all as one.
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I'm interested in geology, I major in environmental science but have taken some geology classes.
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I love geology. I am more interested in the rocks and minerals than anything, but I am taking classes on it right now, which I've been waiting to do my whole life! c:
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Nice, gratz biggrin

Any idea of how you want to use the knowledge in the future?
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I hope to be a geologist. and get my doctorate in geology. biggrin
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My BSc major at uni was geology, I liked volcanology and geochemistry the best. But I've since moved into microbiology for my masters project. It's kinda still got some geo in it though, I'm looking at the microbial diversity in an acid-sulfate geothermal pool. 3nodding

Geology can take you all sorts of places, and there's so many specialisations. Everyone should give it a go!
My fathers just recently finished his masters in geophysics, while not my area of science it does rub off.
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It was either environmental science or medicine... Im a doctor now. hahah! But I do often yearn for the time to study the climate and geology...
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I'm looking at the microbial diversity in an acid-sulfate geothermal pool. 3nodding


Care to elaborate? I'm interested.
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*raises hand* I've studied geology, relatively extensively, and used to be a member of a local geological society. I'm aiming for a career in archaeology, but geology and volcanology are still close to my heart.
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I'm looking at the microbial diversity in an acid-sulfate geothermal pool. 3nodding


Care to elaborate? I'm interested.


I live in New Zealand and we have lots of active geothermal springs, I'm using DNA sequencing to look at the microbial ecology of Inferno Crater Lake. It has a really unique thermal cycle, over the course of a month it increases then decreases in temperature from 30 to 80 degrees celsius. It's also ph 2 so only acidophilic microbes can grow in it. I expect to see a change from bacterial species dominating the lower temperatures then archaea dominating the higher temperatures, and most of them will probably use sulfur as an energy source since there is butt tonnes of it in the water. smile
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I'm looking at the microbial diversity in an acid-sulfate geothermal pool. 3nodding


Care to elaborate? I'm interested.


I live in New Zealand and we have lots of active geothermal springs, I'm using DNA sequencing to look at the microbial ecology of Inferno Crater Lake. It has a really unique thermal cycle, over the course of a month it increases then decreases in temperature from 30 to 80 degrees celsius. It's also ph 2 so only acidophilic microbes can grow in it. I expect to see a change from bacterial species dominating the lower temperatures then archaea dominating the higher temperatures, and most of them will probably use sulfur as an energy source since there is butt tonnes of it in the water. smile


If things went perfectly what sort of results would you hope for?
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I'm looking at the microbial diversity in an acid-sulfate geothermal pool. 3nodding


Care to elaborate? I'm interested.


I live in New Zealand and we have lots of active geothermal springs, I'm using DNA sequencing to look at the microbial ecology of Inferno Crater Lake. It has a really unique thermal cycle, over the course of a month it increases then decreases in temperature from 30 to 80 degrees celsius. It's also ph 2 so only acidophilic microbes can grow in it. I expect to see a change from bacterial species dominating the lower temperatures then archaea dominating the higher temperatures, and most of them will probably use sulfur as an energy source since there is butt tonnes of it in the water. smile


If things went perfectly what sort of results would you hope for?

I haven't really got any idea of what's in there since nobody has studied the system, so there isn't really a perfect result. I'm holding multiple hypotheses, any of them could be true! XD

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