• Define the pathways that control how energy is released from ultramafic rocks as they react with low-temperature fluids
  • Identify and interpret the process rates and ecology in systems undergoing water/rock reaction
  • Quantify the geochemical and mineralogical progression of water/rock reactions in the presence and absence of biology
  • Characterize microbial communities within rock-hosted ecosystems and evaluating their metabolic activities
  • Develop and test predictive models of biological habitability during water/rock interaction