Swansong biospheres: refuges for life and novel microbial biospheres on terrestrial planets near the end of their habitable lifetimes

@article{OMalleyJames2013SwansongBR,
  title={Swansong biospheres: refuges for life and novel microbial biospheres on terrestrial planets near the end of their habitable lifetimes},
  author={J. O'Malley-James and J. Greaves and J. Raven and C. Cockell},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={12},
  pages={99-112}
}
  • J. O'Malley-James, J. Greaves, +1 author C. Cockell
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
  • The future biosphere on Earth (as with its past) will be made up predominantly of unicellular micro-organisms. [...] Key Method A simple, latitude-based climate model incorporating eccentricity and obliquity variations is used as a guide to the temperature evolution of the Earth over the next 3 Gyr. This allows inferences to be made about potential refuges for life, particularly in mountains and cold-trap (ice) caves and what forms of life could live in these environments. Results suggest that in high latitude…Expand Abstract
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