Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Summary

Affiliation: Washington State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Locating potential biosignatures on Europa from surface geology observations
    Patricio H Figueredo
    Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 1404, USA
    Astrobiology 3:851-61. 2003
  2. doi A two-tiered approach to assessing the habitability of exoplanets
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Astrobiology 11:1041-52. 2011
  3. pmc Pavilion lake microbialites: morphological, molecular and biochemical evidence for a cold-water transition to colonial aggregates
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    Life (Basel) 3:21-37. 2012
  4. pmc The Physical, Chemical and Physiological Limits of Life
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, USA
    Life (Basel) 5:1472-86. 2015
  5. doi Locally targeted ecosynthesis: a proactive in situ search for extant life on other worlds
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, USA
    Astrobiology 13:674-8. 2013
  6. ncbi Biologically enhanced energy and carbon cycling on Titan?
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164, USA
    Astrobiology 5:560-7. 2005
  7. ncbi Longitudinal dispersivity data and implications for scaling behavior
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geology, Washington State University, Webster Physical Sciences Building, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    Ground Water 43:443-56. 2005
  8. doi Testing the H2O2-H2O hypothesis for life on Mars with the TEGA instrument on the Phoenix lander
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164, USA
    Astrobiology 8:205-14. 2008
  9. doi Microbial life in a liquid asphalt desert
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, 99164 6376, USA
    Astrobiology 11:241-58. 2011
  10. ncbi The prospect of alien life in exotic forms on other worlds
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 2812, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 93:155-72. 2006

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Publications21

  1. ncbi Locating potential biosignatures on Europa from surface geology observations
    Patricio H Figueredo
    Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 1404, USA
    Astrobiology 3:851-61. 2003
    ..This assessment will be expanded by multidisciplinary examination of the potential for habitability of specific features...
  2. doi A two-tiered approach to assessing the habitability of exoplanets
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Astrobiology 11:1041-52. 2011
    ..Applying the proposed metrics to bodies within our Solar System for comparison reveals two planets in the Gliese 581 system, GJ 581 c and d, with an ESI comparable to that of Mars and a PHI between that of Europa and Enceladus...
  3. pmc Pavilion lake microbialites: morphological, molecular and biochemical evidence for a cold-water transition to colonial aggregates
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    Life (Basel) 3:21-37. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that the microbialites may represent a transitional form from theexclusively prokaryotic colonial precursors of stromatolites to the multicellular organismicaggregates that give rise to coral reefs. ..
  4. pmc The Physical, Chemical and Physiological Limits of Life
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, USA
    Life (Basel) 5:1472-86. 2015
    ..Both examples would have the result of extending the habitable envelope of life in the universe. ..
  5. doi Locally targeted ecosynthesis: a proactive in situ search for extant life on other worlds
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, USA
    Astrobiology 13:674-8. 2013
    ....
  6. ncbi Biologically enhanced energy and carbon cycling on Titan?
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164, USA
    Astrobiology 5:560-7. 2005
    ..Metabolic activity may even contribute to the apparent youth, smoothness, and high activity of Titan's surface via biothermal energy...
  7. ncbi Longitudinal dispersivity data and implications for scaling behavior
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geology, Washington State University, Webster Physical Sciences Building, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    Ground Water 43:443-56. 2005
    ..5. No significant difference in scaling exponent was found among different media, and no clear evidence exists for the presence of an upper bound or asymptotic behavior on the relationship for any of the analyzed media...
  8. doi Testing the H2O2-H2O hypothesis for life on Mars with the TEGA instrument on the Phoenix lander
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164, USA
    Astrobiology 8:205-14. 2008
    ..Our experiments provide a baseline for an unbiased test for chemical versus biological responses, which can be applied at the time the Phoenix lander transmits its first results from the martian surface...
  9. doi Microbial life in a liquid asphalt desert
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, 99164 6376, USA
    Astrobiology 11:241-58. 2011
    ....
  10. ncbi The prospect of alien life in exotic forms on other worlds
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 2812, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 93:155-72. 2006
    ..We provide a detailed discussion of two possible habitats for alien life which are generally not considered as such: the lower cloud level of the Venusian atmosphere and Titan's surface environment...
  11. ncbi Reassessing the possibility of life on venus: proposal for an astrobiology mission
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
    Astrobiology 2:197-202. 2002
    ..Technology based on the Stardust Mission to collect comet particles could readily be adapted for a pass through the appropriate cloud layer for sample collection and return to Earth...
  12. ncbi Venus, Mars, and the ices on Mercury and the moon: astrobiological implications and proposed mission designs
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    Astrobiology 5:778-95. 2005
    ..agents working in concert to allow for sufficient mission safety and redundancy, to perform extensive and challenging reconnaissance, and to lead to a thorough search for evidence of life and habitability...
  13. ncbi A sulfur-based survival strategy for putative phototrophic life in the venusian atmosphere
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geological Sciences, Program of Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 0555, USA
    Astrobiology 4:11-8. 2004
    ..Thus, life could exist today in the clouds of Venus...
  14. ncbi Introduction to the special paper collection: methodologies and techniques for detecting extraterrestrial (microbial) life
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 0555, USA
    Astrobiology 3:487-8. 2003
  15. ncbi Energy cycling and hypothetical organisms in Europa's ocean
    Dirk Schulze-Makuch
    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
    Astrobiology 2:105-21. 2002
    ..Organisms thriving on these gradients could interact with each other to form the complex energy cycling necessary for establishing a stable ecosystem...
  16. ncbi Thermal energy and the origin of life
    Anthonie W J Muller
    Department of Geology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 2812, USA
    Orig Life Evol Biosph 36:177-89. 2006
    ..Possible suitable examples are subsurface environments on Earth and in the outer Solar System, in particular the subsurface oceans of the icy satellites of Jupiter and Saturn...
  17. pmc Simulations of Prebiotic Chemistry under Post-Impact Conditions on Titan
    Carol Turse
    School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    Life (Basel) 3:538-49. 2013
    ..Here we report on the resulting amino acids found using the Titan post-impact conditions in a classical Miller experimental reaction set-up and how they differ from the simulated early Earth conditions. ..
  18. ncbi Microbial survival rates of Escherichia coli and Deinococcus radiodurans under low temperature, low pressure, and UV-Irradiation conditions, and their relevance to possible Martian life
    Benjamin Diaz
    Program of Environmental Toxicology, Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Astrobiology 6:332-47. 2006
    ..Our results indicate that planetary surfaces that possess little to no atmosphere and have low water availability do not constitute a favorable environment for terrestrial microorganisms...
  19. ncbi The effect of critical pH on virus fate and transport in saturated porous medium
    Huade Guan
    Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801, USA
    Ground Water 41:701-8. 2003
    ..The concept of critical pH can assist in the design of geologic barriers for preventing viral contamination in ground water...
  20. ncbi Strategy for modeling putative multilevel ecosystems on Europa
    Louis N Irwin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 0159, USA
    Astrobiology 3:813-21. 2003
    ..Calculations indicate the plausibility of both ecosystems, including small macroorganisms at the highest trophic levels, with ionotrophy supporting a larger biomass than chemoautotrophy...
  21. ncbi Low frequency electromagnetic waves as a supplemental energy source to sustain microbial growth?
    Victor A Gusev
    Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Koptyuga pr 4, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
    Naturwissenschaften 92:115-20. 2005
    ..Microbes may be capable of converting this energy into chemical energy to supplement their energy needs...