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|Occupation||microbiologist, caver, cave diver|
Hazel A. Barton is an English born microbiologist and geologist and cave diving explorer, interested in extremophile microorganisms. She is a professor at University of Akron and has appeared in several documentaries.
Barton co-starred with Nancy Holler Aulenbach in the 2001 IMAX film Journey Into Amazing Caves. In December 2006, Barton was featured on Animal Planet's The Real Lost World. Appearances feature Barton's research involving caves and the microbial life that inhabit these harsh environments.
In 2008, she was part of the TV movie documentary How Life Began and in the TV documentary series Catastrophe in the segment Snowball Earth. In 2010, she was in the segment 'Arrival' of the TV documentary series First Life. In 2012, she appeared in 'Defeating the Superbugs' of the TV documentary series Horizon.
In 2013, she was in a short documentary named Bat House and in the TV SeriesHow the Earth Works episode Ice Age or Hell Fire?.
She was one of the scientists featured in the History Channel special Journey to the Center of the World, documenting the exploration of the Guatemalan cave Naj Tunich, which was used as a sacred site by the ancient Maya. She has made appearances on several television shows including the CBS Early Show in 2007 when she was featured by Phil Koeghan as a "Koeghan Hero." She has been featured in the children's book Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places (Scientist in the Field) by Donna M. Jackson.
Barton has published numerous publications on cave research and extremophile bacteria and co-authored with Nancy Holler Aulenbach the children's book Exploring Caves: Journeys into the Earth, based on their 2001 film.
- Bullen HA, Oehrle SA, Bennett AF, Taylor NM, Barton HA (July 2008), "Use of attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to identify microbial metabolic products on carbonate mineral surfaces", Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 74 (14): 4553–9, doi:10.1128/AEM.02936-07, PMC , PMID 18502924.
- Spear JR, Barton HA, Robertson CE, Francis CA, Pace NR (October 2007), "Microbial community biofabrics in a geothermal mine adit", Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 73 (19): 6172–80, doi:10.1128/AEM.00393-07, PMC , PMID 17693567.
- Barton, H.A.; Luiszer, F. (2005), "Microbial metabolic structure in a sulfidic cave hot spring: potential mechanisms of biospeleogenesis.", Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 67 (1): 28–38, retrieved 2009-04-10
- Barton HA, Taylor NM, Lubbers BR, Pemberton AC (July 2006), "DNA extraction from low-biomass carbonate rock: an improved method with reduced contamination and the low-biomass contaminant database", J. Microbiol. Methods, 66 (1): 21–31, doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2005.10.005, PMID 16305811.
- Barton, H.A.; Spear, J.R.; Pace, N.R. (2001), "Microbial life in the underworld: Biogenicity in secondary mineral formations" (PDF), Geomicrobiology Journal, 18 (3): 359–368, doi:10.1080/01490450152467840, retrieved 2009-04-10
- Barton, H.A. (2006), "Introduction to cave microbiology: a review for the non-specialist" (PDF), Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 68 (2): 43–54, retrieved 2009-04-10
- Barton, H.A.; Northup, D.E. (2007), "Geomicrobiology in cave environments: past, current and future perspectives" (PDF), Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 69 (1): 163–178, retrieved 2009-04-10
- Barton, H.A.; Jurado, V. (2007), "What's Up Down There? Microbial Diversity in Caves" (PDF), Microbe-American Society for Microbiology, 2 (3): 132, retrieved 2009-04-10
- Burke, Monte (2005-04-11). "Mavericks: Cave Woman". Forbes. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- "Hazel Barton Biography". IMDb.com, Inc. An Amazon.com company. n.d. Retrieved 16 June 2016.[better source needed]
- "Caving,Getting Started". n.d. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- John Roach (30 April 2001). "Scientist Journeys Into Caves for Clues to Extreme Life". National Geographic News. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Hazel Barton". The My Hero Project. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
- Aulenbach, Nancy; Barton, Hazel (2001), Exploring Caves: Journeys into the Earth, National Geographic Society, ISBN 978-0-7922-7721-7
- Official website
- Hazel Barton, University of Akron Department of Biology, 2015
- This Week in TWiM #51: Cave science with Hazel Barton Microbeworld.org, Microbiology Archives, podcast, n.d.,79 minutes
- MTS37 - Hazel Barton - Cave Dwellers Microbeworld.org, Microbiology Archives, podcast, n.d., 24 minutes