REFEREED JOURNAL AND CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. K. L. Lynch, K. Rey, R. J. Bond, J. F. Biddle, J. R. Spear, and J. Munakata-Marr. Microbial diversity of hypersaline paleolake sediments along a geological transect in the Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah. (In Prep)
  2. K. L. Lynch, W. A. Jackson, K. A. Rey,  J. R. Spear, R. F. Rosenzweig, J. Munakata-Marr. Evidence for biotic perchlorate reduction in naturally perchlorate-rich sediments of Pilot Valley Basin, Utah. (Accepted October, 2018; In Press – Astrobiology)
  3. Hays, L. E., H. V. Graham, D. J. Des Marais, E. M. Hausrath, B. Horgan, T. M. McCollom, M. N. Parenteau, S. L. Potter-McIntyre, A. J. Williams and K. L. Lynch (2017). Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments. Astrobiology, 17(4): 363-400
  4. Domagal-Goldman SD, Wright KE, Adamala K, Arina de la Rubia L, Bond J, Dartnell LR, Goldman AD, Lynch KL, Naud M-E, Paulino-Lima IG and others. (2016) The Astrobiology Primer v2.0. Astrobiology, 16: 561-653.
  5. K. L. Lynch, B. H. Horgan, J. Munakata-Marr, J. Hanley, R. J. Schneider, K. A. Rey, J. R. Spear, W.A. Jackson and S. M. Ritter (2015). Near-infrared spectroscopy of lacustrine sediments in the Great Salt Lake Desert: An analog study for Martian paleolake basins. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 120(3): 599-623.
  6. B.A. Jones, M. F. Vogt, M. Chaffin, M. Choukroun, N. Ehsan, L. J. Gibbons, K. L. Lynch, K. N. Singer, D. G. Blackburn, G. A. DiBraccio, D. Gleeson, A. LeGall, T. McEnulty, E. Rampe, C. Schrader, L. Seward, I.B. Smith, C. C. C. Tsang, P. Williamson, J. Castillo, C. Budney. Concept for a New Frontiers Mission to Ganymede: A Planetary Science Summer School Study. IEEE Aerospace Systems Conference. March 5th-12th, 2011. Big Sky, Montana. Paper #1783

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. K. L. Lynch, J. J. Wray, K. A. Rey, and R. J. Bond. “Habitability and Preservation Potential of the Bottomset Deposits in Jezero Crater.” Fourth Landing Site Workshop for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, October 16-19, 2018. Glendale, CA.
  2. K. L. Lynch, W. A. Jackson, J. R. Spear, R. F. Rosenzweig, and J. Munakata Marr. “Investigating the Coexistence of Perchlorate Reducing Bacteria and Naturally Occurring Perchlorate-Rich Sediments in the Pilot Valley Paleolake Basin.” Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). April 24-28th, 2017. Mesa, AZ.
  3. K. L. Lynch and J.J. Wray. “Exploring Habitability, Hydrology, and Climate Change on Mars at Columbus Crater.” First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars, October 27-30, 2015. Houston, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1879, p.1041.
  4. K. L. Lynch, B. H. Horgan, J. Munakata-Marr, J. Hanley, R. J. Schneider, K. A. Rey, J. R. Spear, W.A. Jackson and S. M. Ritter. “Microbial Ecology of Hypersaline Paleolake Sediments Along a Geological Transect in the Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah: A Habitability Model for Early Mars.” Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). June 15-19th, 2015. Chicago, IL.
  5. K. L. Lynch. “Investigating the Habitability of Paleolake Basins on Earth and Mars.” Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Annual Conference. October 16-18th, 2014. Los Angeles, CA. (Invited)
  6. K. L. Lynch, B. H. Horgan, J. Hanley, K. A. Rey, R. J. Schneider, W.A. Jackson, Scott Ritter, J. R. Spear, J. Munakata Marr. “Near-Infrared Spectrscopy of sediments in the Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah: Analogs for Lacustrine Environments on Early Mars.” Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Annual Conference. October 16-18th, 2014. Los Angeles, CA.
  7. K. L. Lynch, J. R. Spear, and J. Munakata Marr. Microbial Diversity in Hypersaline Sediments of the Great Salt Lake Desert. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. October 27-30th, 2013. Denver, CO. (Poster)
  8. K. L. Lynch, J. Munakata Marr, B. H. Horgan, K. A. Rey, R. J. Schneider, S. M. Ritter, J. R. Spear. Reflectance Spectra of Great Salt Lake Desert Sediments as Analogue Materials for Martian Paleolake Basins. 44th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. #2973 March 18-22nd, 2013. Woodlands, TX.
  9. K. L. Lynch. Microbial Diversity in Hypersaline Sediments of the Great Salt Lake Desert. Gordon Research Conference on Geobiology: Microbe-Mineral Interactions, Biomineralization, and the Rock Record. January 27th-February 1st, 2013. Ventura, CA. (Poster)
  10. K. L. Lynch, K. M. McGuire, S.M. Ritter, R.J. Schneider, J. Munakata Marr. The Great Salt Lake Desert: Exploring the Habitability of Paleolakes on Earth and Mars. Third Conference on Early Mars: Geologic, Hydrologic, and Climatic Evolution and the Implications for Life. #1680. May 21st -25th, 2012. Lake Tahoe, Nevada. (poster)
  11. K. L. Lynch. The Great Salt Lake Desert: Exploring the Habitability of Paleolakes on Earth and Mars. 8th Astrobiology Graduate Research Conference (AbGradCon). August 26th-30th. 2012 Pasadena, CA.
  12. K. L. Lynch. Development of Automated Sample Extraction and Preparation System for Astrobiology in situ Research Applications. 62nd International Astronautical Congress. Space Life Sciences Symposium, Session: Astrobiology & Exploration. IAC-11-A1.5.8. October 3-7th, 2011. Cape Town, South Africa.
  13. K. L. Lynch and K. Zabrusky. The Great Salt Lake Desert: A Potential Mars Analog Environment. Geobiology in Space Exploration Workshop. February 7-9th, 2011. Marrakesh, Morocco. (poster)
  14. K. L. Lynch, I. B. Smith, K. N. Singer, M. F. Vogt, D. G. Blackburn, M. Chaffin, M. Choukroun, N. Ehsan, G. A. DiBraccio, L. J. Gibbons, D. Gleeson, B. A. Jones, A. LeGall, T. McEnulty, E. Rampe, C. Schrader, L. Seward, C. C. C. Tsang, P. Williamson, J. Castillo, C. Budney. The Ganymede Interior Structure, and Magnetosphere Observer (GISMO) Mission Concept. 42nd Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. March 7-11th, 2011
  15. K. L. Lynch, K. Zabrusky, R. Lossing, T. Hoehler & J. R. Spear. Geobiological Assessment of Evaporite Deposits in the Great Salt Lake Desert: Preliminary Results. 2010 American Geophysical Uniom (AGU) Fall Meeting. December 13-17th, 2010. San Francisco, CA. (poster)
  16. K. Lynch. Quantitative Assessment of Mars Habitability via a Perchlorate-Driven Ecosystem. Astrobiology Graduate Research Conference (AbGradCon). July 17-20th, 2009. Seattle, WA. (poster)
  17. K. Lynch, C. Galindo, D. Garrison. Automated Sample Preparation for Life Detection Technologies. Astrobiology Graduate Student Conference. April 13-14th, 2008. Santa Clara, CA.
  18. A. Hoehn, K. Lynch, S.P. Kounaves, J. Kapit, S.M.M. Young, C. Galindo, I.I. Brown., P. Koenig, H. Schweiger. Microbial Detection Array-Prototype Test Results. Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). April 14-17th, 2008. Santa Clara, CA. (poster)
  19. S. P. Kounaves, I. I. Brown, C. Galindo, A. Hoehn, J. Kapit, K. L. Lynch, D. McKay, S. A. Sarkisova, and S. M. M. Young. Detection of Microbial Life in Soil Based on Minimal Assumptions Using Measurements of Physical and Chemical Changes Induced by Growth. 7th International Conference on Mars. July 2007, Pasadena, CA.
  20. A. Hoehn, K. Lynch, J. Clawson, J. Freeman, J. Kapit, S. M. M. Young, S. P. Kounaves, I. I. Brown. Microbial Detection Array (MDA), A Novel Instrument for Unambiguous Detection of Microbial Metabolic Activity in Astrobiology Applications. International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 2007, Chicago, IL, USA.
  21. S.P. Kounaves, K.L. Lynch, I. I. Brown, A. Hoehn, D.S. McKay, S.M.M. Young. Microbial Detection Array. Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). March 26-30, 2006. Washington, D.C. (poster)
  22. C. Stoker, S. Dunagan, T. Stevens, R. Amils, J. Gomez-Elvira, D. Fernandez, J. Hall, K. Lynch, H. Cannon, J. Zavaleta, B. Glass, L. Lemke. Mars Analog Rio Tinto Experiment (MARTE): 2003 Drilling Campaign to Search for a Subsurface Biosphere at Rio Tinto, Spain. 35th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. #2025. March 15-19th, 2004. League City, TX.
  23. K. Lynch, N. Wainwright, A. Child, K. Williams, D. McKay, R. Amils, E. Gonzalez, C. Stoker. Enzyme-Cascade Analysis of the Rio Tinto Subsurface Environment: A biosensor development experiment. Bioastronomy 2004: Habitable Worlds. July 11-16, 2004. Reykjavik, Iceland. (poster)
  24. K. Lynch, N. Wainwright, A. Child, K. Williams, D. McKay, R. Amils, E. Gonzalez, C. Stoker. Enzyme-Cascade Analysis of the Rio Tinto Subsurface Environment: A biosensor development experiment. Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). March 28-April 1st, 2004. NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA. (poster)
  25. N.R. Wainwright, A. Child, K. Williams, A. Baker, F. Jordan, K. Lynch, and J. Hedgecock. Miniaturized instrument for planetary protection and life detection. International Conference on Environmental Systems. July, 2003.
  26. M. Fries, J. Hall, J. Toporski, Y. Bar-Cohen, N. Wainwright, R. Avci, K. Lynch and A. Steele. A Novel Portable Simulated Rover Platform (SimRP) for Astrobiology Exploration Rover Development. Goldschmidt Conference. September 17-23, 2003. Kirishiki, Japan.
  27. J. Maule, D. S. McKay, J. Toporski, K. Lynch, J. Lindsay, J. Hedgecock, N. Wainwright, A. Steele. Using antibodies to detect unambiguous biomarkers. 2003 Annual NASA Astrobiology Institute General Meeting. February 10-12, 2003 Tempe, AZ. (poster)
  28. K. Lynch. Effects of Reduced Atmospheric Pressure on the Morphology of Wheat and Mung Bean. National Society of Black Engineers National Conference: Technical Paper Competion. May, 1996
  29. K. L. Lynch. Effects of Reduced Atmospheric Pressure on Morphology of Wheat and Mung Bean. American Society for Space and Gravitational Biology Annual Meeting October 25-29th, 1995. Crystal City, VA (poster)

WHITE PAPERS

  1. K. Lynch (editor). Proceedings of the Next Generation Exploration Conference. October 2006. NASA CP-2006-214551.
  2. M. S. Allen (editor), D. Archer, B. Ehlmann, C. Fasset, A. Fraeman, N. Lanza, K. Lynch, M. Rice, L. Roach, V. Swisher, N. Tosca; (2007). Summary of Discussion Sessions at the 2007 Colloquium on Astrobiology and Mars Exploration, Unpublished white paper, 23 p, posted August 2007 by the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) at http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/workshop/index.html

EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. K. Lynch “WALL•E: Saving the Earth, Forecasting the Future” (Feature Story). NSBE Bridge Magazine. Summer 2008 Issue
  2. K. Lynch “Learning Life on Mars”. Magazine of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). March/April, 2007. Vol. 18. #4:57-59.