TITLE

Beam me in, Scotty

AUTHOR(S)
Herlinger, C.
PUB. DATE
April 1992
SOURCE
Scholastic Update;4/17/92, Vol. 124 Issue 15, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Studies the development and implementation of Biosphere 2, an enclosed steel and glass terrarium in Arizona. How the project was designed to contain eight crew members who will try to live in a self-sustaining environment; Scientists' criticisms against the project; Response from Biosphere officials; Projected results of the two-year experiment.
ACCESSION #
9205252634

 

Related Articles

  • Using a closed ecological system to study Earth's biosphere. Nelson, Mark; Burgess, Tony L. // BioScience;Apr93, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p225 

    Discusses initial results from Biosphere 2, which was designed by Space Biospheres Ventures (SBV), a private company started in 1984 to study processes and ecosystem dynamics analogous to those of the global biosphere. Description of Biosphere 2; Previous research in closed ecological systems;...

  • My Life as a Designer of Soils. Scarborough, Robert // Whole Earth;Spring99, Issue 96, p18 

    Provides information on the soils at Biosphere 2, an enclosed ecosystem built in Oracle, Arizona. Details on the soil design; Problem brought by the soil to the carbon dioxide balance inside Biosphere 2; Lessons from the Biosphere research.

  • The biosphere trigger mechanism in the minimal model for the global carbon cycle of the Earth. Bartsev, S.; Degermendzhi, A.; Fedotov, A.; Medvedev, S.; Pestunov, A.; Pestunov, I. // Doklady Earth Sciences;Apr2012, Vol. 443 Issue 2, p489 

    The article presents a study on the biosphere trigger mechanism in the minimal model for the Earth's global carbon cycle. The study used minimal models that permit a quantitative description of biosphere-climate system which is characterized by the aggregate effect of the set of climatic and...

  • Reproducing planet Earth? Luke, Timothy W. // Ecologist;Jul/Aug95, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p157 

    Examines the implications of the Biosphere 2 project, the world's first fully-enclosed artificial ecosystem, located in the Arizona desert. Biospheres' use in future space colonies; Enslavement of nature to the demands of technology and efficiency; Commodification of ecology; Commercial...

  • Establishing Biosphere Reserves for Coastal Barrier Ecosystems. Carleton Ray, G.; Ray, G. Carleton; Gregg Jr., William P. // BioScience;May91, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p301 

    Focuses on the implementation of the biosphere-reserve concept for resolving the problems in coastal barrier protection in the United States. Sustainability of conservation programs in the coastal-zone concept in the eastern coast of the country; Development of the biosphere-reserve concept;...

  • Don't plant seeds of failure.  // New Scientist;7/27/2013, Vol. 219 Issue 2927, p5 

    The article presents an introduction to a report within the issue on the resumption of research at the Biosphere 2 enclosed ecological project in Arizona, including research applications to ecosystem engineering on other planets and social aspects of Biosphere crew members.

  • The Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve: an unrealized vision for conservation. Puyravaud, Jean-Philippe; Davidar, Priya // Tropical Conservation Science;2013, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p468 

    The Man and Biosphere Program of UNESCO (MAB) was a pioneer in recognizing the role of local communities in the conservation of biodiversity. Biosphere reserves of MAB were designed with a core zone with maximum protection, a buffer zone with regulated activities, and a transition zone outside...

  • A breath of fresh air for Arizona's stinky biosphere. Hecht, Jeff // New Scientist;3/25/95, Vol. 145 Issue 1970, p12 

    Reports on the cleanup of pollutants within the enclosed Biosphere 2 in the Arizona desert. Accumulation of calcium carbonate, plant trimmings and surplus soil; Infusion of fresh air.

  • A history of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme in South Africa. Pool-Stanvliet, Ruida // South African Journal of Science;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 109 Issue 9/10, p1 

    The author discusses the potentials of the UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme in South Africa. The author provides an overview of the origin, challenges, and benefits of the implementation of the programme which emphasised that biosphere reserves could become models for sustainable...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics