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Jack Farmer

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004
Publications
  • Farmer, Jack. Astrobioogy. Encyclopedia of Geobiology, Joachim Reitner and Volker Thiel (Editors) (2011).
  • Farmer, Jack D., Mark Allen, Tori Hoehler, Michael Mischna. Astrobiology Research and Technology Priorities for Mars. Published online: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/ssbsurvey/publicview.aspx (2010).
  • Warner, N.H., Farmer, J.D. Sub-glacial hydrothermal alteration minerals in Jokulhlaup deposits of southern Iceland, with implications for detecting past or present habitable environments on Mars. Astrobiology, Volume 10, Number 5, 2010; DOI: 10.1089/ast.2009.0425 (2010).
  • Farmer, Jack D., James F. Bell III, Kathleen C. Benison, William V. Boynton, Sherry L. Cady, F. Grant Ferris, Duncan MacPherson, Margaret S. Race, Mark H. Thiemens, Meenakshi Wadwa. Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Mars Sample Return Missions. (2009).
  • Farmer, Jack D., Mark Allen, Tori Hoehler, Michael Mischna. Astrobiology Research and Technology Priorities for Mars. (2009).
  • B Hofmann, Jack Farmer, F Blankenberg, A Fallick. Subsurface filamentous fabrics: An evaluation of origins based on morphological and geochemical criteria, with implications for Exopaleontology. Astrobiology (2008).
  • Des Marais, David J., Joseph A. Nuth, Louis J. Allamandola, Alan P. Boss, Jack D. Farmer, Tori M. Hoehler, Bruce M. Jakosky, Victoria S. Meadows, Andrew Pohorille, Bruce Runnegar, Alfred M. Spormann. Focus Paper: The NASA Astrobiology Roadmap. Astrobiology (2008).
  • Lindsley-Griffin, N., Griffin, J.R., Farmer, J.D. Paleogeographic significance of Ediacaran cyclomedusoids within the Antelope Mountain Quartzite, Yreka terrane, eastern Klamath Mountains, California in Blodgett, R.B., and Stanley, G.D., Jr., eds., The terrane puzzle: New perspectives on paleontology and stratigraphy from the North American Cordillera. Geological Society of America Special Paper (2008).
  • Squyres, S.W., R.E. Arvidson, S. Ruff, R. Gellert, R.V. Morris, D. W. Ming, L. Crumpler, J. Farmer, D.J. Des Marais, A.Yen, S.M. McLennan, W. Calvin, J.F. Bell, III, B.C. Clark, A. Wang. Detection of Silica-Rich Deposits on Mars. Science (2008).
  • Warner, N. H., and J. D. Farmer. The origin of conical mounds at the mouth of Chasma Boreale. Journ. Geophys. Res (2008).
  • Warner, N.H., and Farmer, J.D. Importance of aeolian processes in the formation of Chasma Boreale, Mars,. Icarus (2007).
  • Farmer, Jack. Careers in Focus: Space Exploration. Career Discovery Encyclopedia (2006).
  • Daniel Birgel, Volker Thiel, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Marcus Elvert, Kathleen Campbell, Joachim Reitner, Jack Farmer, Jorn Peckmann. Lipid biomarker patterns of methane-seep microbialites from the Mesozoic convergent margin of California. Organic Geochemistry (2006).
  • H McSween, L Tornabene, R Arvidson, P Bartlett, D Blaney, N Cabrol, P Christensen, B Clark, J Crisp, D Des Marais, T Economou, M Wyatt, Jack Farmer, R Gellert, J Bell III, R Morris, K Herkenhoff, L Crumpler, K Milam, K Stockstill. Characterization and Petrologic interpretation of olivine-rich basalts at Gusev Crater, Mars. Journ. Geophys. Res. Planets (2006).
  • J Elser, J Watts, J Schampel, Jack Farmer. Early food webs on a stoichiometric knife-edge? Experimental data from a modern stromatolite-based ecosystem. Ecology Letters (2006).
  • Ken Herkenhoff, Nathalie Cabrol, Mary Chapman, Debbie Cook, Bethany Ehlmann, Jack Farmer, 2 others, Steve Squyres, Robert Anderson, Brent Archinal, Raymond Arvidson, Janet Barrett, Kris Becker, James Bell, Charles Budney. Overview of the Microscopic Imager Investigation during Spirit's first 450 sols in Gusev crater. Journ. Geophys Res-Planets (2006).
  • Lindsley-Griffin, N., Griffin, J.R., Farmer, J.D., Sivers, E.A., Bruckno, B., and Tozer, M.K. Ediacaran cyclomedusoids and the paleogeographic setting of the Neoproterozoicˆearly Paleozoic Yreka and Trinity terranes, eastern Klamath Mountains, California,. Geological Society of America Special Paper (2006).
  • N Cabrol, Jack Farmer, E Grin, G Landis, L Richter, P deSouza, R Arvidson, S Squyres. Conditions for aqueous processes at Gusev crater along the Spirit traverse: Assessment of fluid circulation and storage potential using the microscope imager. Geophysical Research-Planets (2006).
  • N Cabrol, Jack Farmer, E Grin, L Richter, L Soderblom, R Li, K Herkenhoff, G Landis. Conditions for aqueous processes at Gusev crater along the Spirit traverse: Assessment of fluid circulation and storage potential using the microscope imager. Journ. Geophys. Res.- Planets (2006).
  • N Lindsley, J Griffin, Jack Farmer, E Sivers, B Bruckno, M Tozer. Ediacaran Cyclomedusoids and the Paleogeographic setting of the Neoproterozoic?early Paleozoic Yreka and Trinity terranes, eastern Klamath Mountains, California. Geological Society of America Special Paper (2006).
  • R Arvidson, P Christensen, B Clark, L Crumpler, D Des Marais, P DeSouza, C d'Uston, T Economou, Jack Farmer, S Squyres, R Anderson, J Bell, D Blaney, J Bruckner, N Cabrol, W Calvin, M Carr. Overview of the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover Mission to Gusev Crater: Landing Site to Backstay in the Columbia Hills. Journ. Geophys. Res. - Planets (2006).
  • R Sellar, Jack Farmer, A Kieta, J Huang. Multispectral Microimager for Astrobiology. Proceedings of the SPIE (2006).
  • Valeria Souza, Rodolfo Dirzo, James Elser, Laura Espinosa-Asuar, Ana Escalante, Luis Eguiarte, Jack Farmer, Larry Forney, Lourdes Lloret, Juan Rodríguez-Martínez, Xavier Soberón. An Endangered oasis of aquatic microbial biodiversity in the Chihuahuan desert. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci (2006).
  • . . Review of: An Introduction to Astrobiology (2006).
  • Farmer, Jack. On the interface of geobiology and planetary geology: Evolving strategies to explore for life elsewhere in the Solar System. (2006).
  • Lindsley-Griffin, Nan, Griffin, J, Farmer, Jack. Paleogeographic links between the Yreka terrane (Klamath Mountains, northern California) and Alaska's Nixon Fork and Alexander terranes. (2006).
  • Warner, Nicholas, Farmer, Jack. MORPHOLOGIC OBSERVATIONS OF CHASMA BOREALE, MARS USING MOC, THEMIS, AND MOLA: ORIGINS REVISTED. (2006).
  • A Knoll, Michael Malin, C Schröder, S Squyres, T Wdowiak, M Carr, B Clark, D Des Marais, Jack Farmer, W Fischer, J Grotzinger, A Hayes, S McLennan. An Astrobiological Perspective on Meridiani Planum. Earth and Planetary Science Newsletters (2005).
  • D Beaty, C McKay, H Newsom, T Parker, T Segura, K Tanaka, S Clifford, L Borg, D Catling, R Craddock, D Des Marais, Jack Farmer, H Frey, R Haberle. Key Science Questions from the Second Conference on Early Mars: Geologic, Hydrologic, and Climatic Evolution and the Implications for Life. Astrobiology (2005).
  • James Elser, L Schampel, H John, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Brian Wade, Valeria Souza, Luis Eguiarte, Ana Escalante, Jack Farmer. Effects of phosphorus enrichment and grazing snails on modern stromatolitic microbial communities. Freshwater Biology (2005).
  • K Stockstill, J Moersch, S Ruff, A Baldridge, Jack Farmer. Thermal Emission Spectrometer hyperspectral analyses of proposed paleolake basins on Mars: No evidence for in-place carbonates. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets (2005).
  • Karen Stockstill, Jeffrey Moersch, Steven Ruff, Alice Baldridge, Jack Farmer. Thermal Emission Spectrometer hyperspectral analyses of proposed paleolake basins on Mars: No evidence for in-place carbonates. Geophysical Research-Planets (2005).
  • L Crumpler, R Fergason, M Golombek, F Grant, J Grant, Ronald Greeley, B Hahn, K Herkenhoff, J Hurowitz, A Knudson, G Landis, S Squyres, R Li, J Maki, H McSween, D Ming, J Moersch, M Payne, J Rice, L Richter, S Ruff, M Sims, R Arvidson, S Thompson, N Tosca, A Wang, P Whelley, S Wright, M Wyatt, J Bell, D Blaney, N Cabrol, Philip Christensen, D DesMarais, Jack Farmer. Mars Exploration Rover Geologic traverse by the Spirit rover in the Plains of Gusev Crater, Mars. Geology (2005).
  • L Haskin, Jack Farmer, A Yen, S Squyres, R Arvidson, G Klingelhofer, C Schroder, P Souza, D Ming, R Gellert, J Zipfel, A Wang, J Bruckner, J Bell, K Herkenhoff, P Christensen, S Ruff, D Blaney, S Gorevan, N Cabrol, L Crumpler, J Grant, B Jolliff, L Soderblom, H McSween, B Clark, D Des Marais, S McLennan, N Tosca, J Hurowitz. Water alteration of rocks and soils from the Spirit Rover site, Gusev Crater, Mars. Nature (2005).
  • S McLennan, J Johnson, B Joliff, G Klingelhofer, S Ruff, S Squyres, A Yen, R Gellert, D Fike, T Glotch, J Grotzinger, J Bell, B Hahn, K Herkenhoff, J Hurowitz, S Johnson, A Knoll, Z Learner, M Malin, H McSween, J Pocock, L Soderblom, W Calvin, N Tosca, W Watters, M Wyatt, P Christensen, B Clark, P de Souza, Jack Farmer, W Farrand, A Ghosh. Provenance and Diagenesis of the evaporite-bearing Burns formation, Meridiani Planum, Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2005).
  • S Squyres, L Crumpler, D Des Marais, C d'Uston, T Economou, Jack Farmer, W Farrand, W Folkner, M Golombek, S Gorevan, J Grant, R Arvidson, R Greeley, J Grotzinger, L Haskin, K Herkenhoff, S Hviid, J Johnson, G Klingelhöfer, A Knoll, G Landis, M Lemmon, J Bell, R Li, M Madsen, M Malin, S McLennan, H McSween, D Ming, J Moersch, R Morris, T Parker, J Rice, J Brückner, L Richter, R Rieder, M Sims, M Smith, P Smith, L Soderblom, R Sullivan, H Wänke, T Wdowiak, M Wolff, N Cabrol, A Yen, W Calvin, M Carr, P Christensen, B Clark. MER Geologic Traverse Science by the Spirit Rover in the Plains of Gusev Crater, Mars. Geology (2005).
  • Adachi, Tomoko, Farmer, Jack. MICROBIAL FABRICS, OXYGEN ISOTOPES AND PALEOTEMPERATURE FRAMEWORK OF PLIO-PLEISTOCENE HOT-SPRING DEPOSITS, DEATH VALLEY. (2005).
  • Des Marais, D, Clark, B, Crumpler, L, Farmer, Jack, Grotzinger, John, Haskin, Larry, Knoll, Andrew, Landis, Geoffrey, Moersch, Jeffrey, Schröder, Christian, Wdowiak, Thomas, Yen, Albert, Squyres, Steven. Astrobiology and the basaltic plains in Gusev Crater. (2005).
  • Grant, Frederick, Farmer, Jack. Spirit's Traverse to the Columbia Hills: Systematic Variations in Clast Morphometry and Texture of Pebble to Cobble sized Clasts, with Implications for Geological Processes and History. (2005).
  • Hofmann, B, Farmer, Jack. Filamentous fabrics as a common signature of the deep biosphere and their potential in Astrobiology. (2005).
  • Laclair, Deidre, Farmer, Jack. Acid-sulfate weathering of basalt: Laboratory and field-based studies, with implications for Mars. (2005).
  • Learner, Z, Bell, J, Farmer, Jack, Farrand, W, Grotzinger, J, Johnson, J, Jolliff, B, Knoll, A, Madsen, M, McLennan, S, Squyres, S, Watters, W. Fracture Fills and Surface Coatings at Meridiani Planum, Mars. (2005).
  • Lindsley-Griffin, N, Farmer, Jack, Griffin, J, Mankinen, E. Reinterpreting the SWEAT hypothesis from the perspective of Ediacaran cyclomedusoids: The BASK connection (Baltica-Alaska-Siberia-Klamath). (2005).
  • Thomas, Michael, Farmer, Jack. Microbial Control of Gaylussite Precipitation in Mono Lake. (2005).
  • Wilkens, Nathan, Farmer, Jack, Pigg, Kathleen. EXCEPTIONAL PALEOBOTANICAL REMAINS PRESERVED IN NAVAJO SANDSTONE INTERDUNE DEPOSITS NEAR MOAB, UTAH. (2005).
  • A Baldridge, Jack Farmer, J Moersch. Ground truth studies of airborne infrared spectral data for the Badwater basin playa, Death Valley. Journal Geophysical Research-Planets (2004).
  • F Garcia-Pichel, F Al Horani, R Ludwig, Jack Farmer, B Wade. Balance between calcification and bioerosion in modern stromatolites. Geobiology (2004).
  • H McSween, D Des Marais, Jack Farmer, R Gellert, A Ghosh, S Gorevan, T Graff, J Grant, L Haskin, K Herkenhoff, J Johnson, R Arvidson, B Jolliff, G Klingelhoefer, A Knudson, S McLennan, K Milam, J Moersch, R Morris, R Rieder, S Ruff, P de Souza, J Bell, S Squyres, H Wänke, A Wang, M Wyatt, A Yen, J Zipfel9, D Blaney, N Cabrol, P Christensen, B Clark, J Crisp, L Crumpler. Basaltiic Rocks Analyzed by the Spirit Rover in Gusev Crater. Science (2004).
  • J Bell, W Farrand, W Goetz, M Golombek, J Grant, R Greeley, E Guinness, A Hayes, M Hubbard, K Herkenhoff, M Johnson, S Squyres, J Johnson, J Joseph, K Kinch, M Lemmon, R Li, M Madsen, J Maki, M Malin, E McCartney, S McLennan, R Arvidson, H McSween, D Ming, J Moersch, R Morris, E Noe Dobrea, T Parker, J Proton, J Rice, F Seelos, J Soderblom, H Arneson, L Soderblom, J Sohl-Dickstein, R Sullivan, M Wolff, A Wang, D Bass, D Blaney, N Cabrol, W Calvin, Jack Farmer. Pancam Multispectral Imaging Results From Spirit Rover at Gusev Crater. Science (2004).
  • JA Arvidson, M Golumbek, F Grant, R Greeley, K Herkenhoff, R Lii, H McSween, D Ming, J Moersch, J Rice JR, S Ruff, J Bell, L Richter, S Squyres, R Sulllivan, N Cabrol, M Carr, Philip Christensen, L Crumpler, D Des Marais, B Ehlmann, Jack Farmer. Surficial Deposits at Gusev Crater Along Spirit Rover Traverses. Science (2004).
  • L Jahnke, T Embaye, J Hoe, K Turk, M van Zuillen, D Des Marais, Jack Farmer. Lipid biomarker and carbon isotope analyses of stromatolite forming microbial mat communities and Phormidium cultures from Yellowstone National Park. Geobiology (2004).
  • R Greeley, S Squyres, R Arvidson, P Bartlett, J Bell, D Blaney, N Cabrol, Jack Farmer. Wind-related processes detected by the Spirit Rover at Gusev Crater, Mars. Science (2004).
  • S Squyres, D DesMarais, C d'Huston, T Economou, Jack Farmer, Philip Christensen, R Arvidson, J Bell, J Bruckner, N Cabrol, W Calvin, M Carr, B Clark, L Crumpler. The Opportunity Rover's Athena Science Investigation at Meridiani Planum, Mars. Science (2004).
  • S Squyres, L Crumpler, D Des Marais, C d'Uston, T Economou, Jack Farmer, 7 Farrand, W Folkner, M Golombek, S Gorevan, J Grant, R Arvidson, R Greeley, J Grotzinger, L Haskin, K Herkenhoff, S Hviid, J Johnson, G Klingelhöfer, A Knoll, G Landis, M Lemmon, J Bell, R Li, M Madsen, M Malin, S McLennan, H McSween, D Ming, J Moersch, R Morris, T Parker, J Rice, J Brückner, L Richter, R Rieder, M Sims, M Smith, P Smith, L Soderblom, R Sullivan, H Wänke, T Wdowiak, M Wolff, N Cabrol, A Yen, W Calvin, M Carr, P Christensen, B Clark. The Spirit Rover's Athena Science Investigation at Gusev Crater. Science (2004).
  • Carson, E (Author) ,Dowling, T (Author) ,Eguiarte, L E (Author) ,Elser, J (Author) ,Escalante, A (Author) ,Farmer, Jack (Author) ,Garcia-Pichel, F (Author) ,Roopmarine, P (Author) ,Souza, V (Author) ,Tang, Carol (Author) ,Wade, B (Author) . Cuatro Cienegas: A living lab for the study of present and past biosopheres. Under the Desert: The Mysterious Waters of Cuatro Cienegas (2004).
  • Elser, J, Watts, J, Schampel, J, Farmer, Jack. Early food webs on a stoichiometric knife-edge? Experimental data from a modern stromatolite-based ecosystem. (2004).
  • Farmer, Jack. Extremophiles. MacMillan Encyclopedia of Science (2003).
  • Farmer, Jack. Water. MacMillan Encyclopedia of Science (2003).
  • D Des Marais, A Knoll, D Liskowsky, B Meadows, M Meyer, C Pilcher, K Nealson, A Spoormann, J Trent, W Turner, N Woolfe, L Allamandola, H Yorke, S Benner, A Boss, D Deamer, P Falkowski, Jack Farmer, S Hedges, B Jakosky. The NASA Astrobiology Roadmap. Astrobiology (2003).
  • N Cabrol, M Kramer, H Newsom, C Barber, I Thorsos, K Tanaka, N Barlow, D Fike, M Urquhart, B Grigsby, F Grant, E Grin, O de Goursac, M Carr, B Sutter, J Moore, Jack Farmer, R Greeley, R Kuzmin, D Des Marais. Exploring Gusev Crater with MER A: Review of Science Objectives and Testable Hypotheses. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets (2003).
  • R Greeley, R Kuzmin, D Nelson, Jack Farmer. Eos Chasma Mars: A potential landing site for Astrobiology. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets (2003).
  • S Cady, Jack Farmer, J Grotzinger, J Schopf, A Steele. Morphological biosignatures. Astrobiology (2003).
  • Farmer, Jack (Author) . Astrobiology, Water and the Potential for Extraterrestrial Life. Water Science and Issues: Acid-Drought (2003).
  • Farmer, Jack (Author) . Life in Extreme Water Environments. Water Science and Issues (2003).
  • Farmer, Jack. Astrobiology. In MacMillan Encyclopedia of Science (2002).
  • Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Brian Wade, Jack Farmer. Jet-suspended, calcite-ballasted cyanobacterial waterwarts in a desert spring. Journ. Phycology (2002).
  • K Campbell, Jack Farmer, D Des Marais. Ancient hydrocarbon seeps from the Mesozoic convergent margin of California: carbonate geochemistry, fluids and paleoenvironments. Geofluids (2002).
  • B Fouke, Jack Farmer, D Des Marais, L Pratt, N Sturcio, P Burns, M Discipulo. Depositional facies and aqueous-solid geochemistry of travertine-depositing hot-springs. Journ. Sed. Res (2000).
  • B Hofmann, Jack Farmer. Filamentous fabrics in low-temperature mineral assemblages: are they fossil biomarkers? Implications for the search for a subsurface fossil record on the early Earth and Mars. Planetary and Space Science (2000).
  • Jack Farmer. Hydrothermal Systems: Doorways to Early Biosphere Evolution. GSA Today (2000).
  • Farmer, Jack. Exploring for a fossil record of extraterrestrial life. Palaeobiology II (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 599Thesis
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 455Advanced Field Geology
SES 493Honors Thesis
AST 592Research
GLG 592Research
GLG 598Special Topics
GLG 599Thesis
GLG 692Research
SES 692Research
AST 692Research
GLG 792Research
AST 792Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 430Paleontology
SES 492Honors Directed Study
GLG 592Research
GLG 598Special Topics
GLG 599Thesis
SES 692Research
GLG 692Research
AST 692Research
AST 792Research
GLG 792Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 592Research
AST 692Research
GLG 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 311Essentials of Astrobiology
GLG 499Individualized Instruction
AST 592Research
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
AST 692Research
GLG 692Research
AST 792Research
GLG 792Research
AST 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 430Paleontology
GLG 499Individualized Instruction
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
GLG 692Research
AST 692Research
GLG 792Research
AST 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 592Research
GLG 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 311Essentials of Astrobiology
AST 592Research
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
AST 692Research
GLG 692Research
AST 792Research
GLG 792Research
AST 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 430Paleontology
GLG 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 311Essentials of Astrobiology
GLG 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 430Paleontology
GLG 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 311Essentials of Astrobiology
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
GLG 692Research
GLG 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Sellar, R. G., J. D. Farmer, J. I. Nunez. Multispectral microimaging as a tool for in situ petrographic analysis and selection of samples for potential return to Earth (March 2011). NASA Conference:Importance of Solar System Sample Return Missions to the Future of Planetary Science (Mar 2011).
  • Schopf, J.W., Anatoliy B. Kudryavtsev, Ian S. Foster, J.D. Farmer, N.J. Butterfield. Neoproterozoic lagerstätten (and the search for past life on Mars). Abstract: T117. Lagerstätten through Time: An Examination of Exceptional Preservational Pathways from the Terminal Proterozoic through Today. Geological Society of America meeting (Nov 2010).
  • Nunez, J., J. Farmer and Glenn Sellar. Field Robotic Exploration of the Moon and Mars at the Hand Lens Scale: Results of an Analog Study. Geological Society of America meeting (Nov 2010).
  • Jack Farmer. Exploring for Life in the Cosmos: Celebrating Five Decades of Astrobiology. Geological Society of America Pardee Keynote Symposium (Nov 2010).
  • Beraldi, Hugo, Jack Farmer and Ferran Garcia-Pichel. Evidence of subaerial environments in the Mesoproterozoic Dripping Spring Quartzite, Apache Group. Arizona. Geological Society of America meeting (Oct 2010).
  • Nuñez, J. I., J. D. Farmer, R. G. Sellar S. Douglas, K. S. Manatt, M. D. Fries, A. L. Lane, Alian Wang, and D. L. Blaney. The Multispectral Microscopic Imager (MMI) and the Mars Microbeam Raman Spectrometer (MMRS): An Integrated Payload for the In-Situ Exploration of Past and Present Habitable Environments on Mars. Astrobiology Science Conference, League, TX (Apr 2010).
  • Parenteau M. N. Farmer J. D. Jahnke L. L. Cady S. L. Terrestrial Iron Hot Springs as Analogs for Ancient Martian Hydrothermal Systems. Astrobiology Science Conference, League, TX (Apr 2010).
  • Jahnke L. L. Parenteau M. N. Farmer J. D. Microbial Biosignatures in a Streamer Mat Community from Silica-depositing, Hydrothermal Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park. Astrobiology Science Conference, League, TX (Apr 2010).
  • Warner, N. H. and J. D. Farmer. Sub-glacial Hydrothermal Alteration Minerals in Sandur Deposits, Iceland: Implications for the Detection of Habitable Hydrous Environments on Mars. Astrobiology Science Conference, League, TX (Apr 2010).
  • Schopf, J. W., A. B. Kudryavtsev, J. D Farmer, and N. J. Butterfield. Molecular chemistry, cellular anatomy, taphonomy and mode of prservation of rock-embedded microscopic fossils. Astrobiology Science Conference, League, TX (Apr 2010).
  • Nuñez, J. I., J. D. Farmer, R. G. Sellar, C. C. Allen. The Multispectral The Multispectral Microscopic Imager: Integrating Microimaging with Spectroscopy for the In-Situ Exploration of the Moon. 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Mar 2010).
  • Allen C., Sellar G., Nuñez J. I., Winterhalter D., and Farmer J. Lunar Reference Suite to Support Instrument Development and Testing. 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2010) (Mar 2010).
  • Nuñez, J. I., J. D. Farmer, R. G. Sellar, and C. C. Allen. Exploring the Moon at the Microscale: Analysis of Apollo Samples with the Multispectral Microscopic Imager. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Dec 2009).
  • Nuñez, J.I., J. D. Farmer, R. G. Sellar, and C. C. Allen. Analysis of Apollo Samples with the Multispecral Microscopic Imager (MMI). Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG), Houston (Nov 2009).
  • Nuñez J. I., J. D. Farmer, R. G. Sellar, and C. Allen. A Multispectral Micro-Imager for Lunar Field Geology. NASA Lunar Science Institute, Lunar Science Forum, Ames Research Center, CA (Nov 2009).
  • Jahnke, Linda L., Parenteau, Mary N., and Farmer, Jack D. Microbial community biosignatures in silica-depositing hot springs: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Denver (Oct 2009).
  • Farmer, Jack D. Role of cyanobacterial biofilms in the genesis of travertine spring spherulites. Geological Society of America National meeting, Denver (Oct 2009).
  • Nunez, Jorge, Farmer, J.D., Sellar, R. Glenn, Sarture, Charles, and Gardner, Paul B. Multispectral Microscopic Imager (MMI): Combining microtexture and mineralogy in the robotoic exploration of the Moon and Mars. Geological Society of America Annual National Meeting, Denver (Oct 2009).
  • Sellar, R. G. , J. D. Farmer, J. I. Nunez, P. B. Gardner, C. Sarture. Design of Illuminators and Extension of Spectral Range for In-Situ Microscopic Imagers. Workshop on the Microstructure of the Martian Surface. Mars Phoenix Lander Science Meeting, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Aug 2009).
  • Blake, D.F., D.Vaniman, R. Anderson, D. Bish, S. Chipera, S. Chemtob, J. Crisp, D. J. Des Marais, R. Downs, J. Farmer, M. Gailhanou, D. Ming, D. Morris, E. Stolper, P. Sarrazin, A. Treiman, A. Yen. The CheMin instrument on the Mars Science Laboratory Mission. 40th Lunar Planetary Science Conference, Houston (Mar 2009).
  • Nuñez, J. I., J. D. Farmer, R. G. Sellar, and P. B. Gardner. 2009. The Multispectral Microscopic Imager (MMI) with Improved Spectral Range and Resolution. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX (Mar 2009).
  • Farmer, Jack. On the interface of geobiology and planetary geology: Evolving strategies to explore for life elsewhere in the Solar System. Pardee Symposium (Oct 2006).
  • Farmer, Jack. When one planet isn't enough: Celebrating 25 years of Solar System exploration. Geological Society of America National meeting (Oct 2006).
  • Farmer, Jack. Exploring for Martian Life, Special Session: Life in Extreme Environments. British Association for the Advancement of Science /Co-sponsored by the Palaeontological Association (Sep 2006).
  • Farmer, Jack. Festival of Science:People, Science & Society. British Association for the Advancement of Science /Co-sponsored by the Palaeontological Association (Sep 2006).
  • Farmer, Jack. Exopaleontology and the search for a Martian fossil record,Session:The New Mars: Habitability of a Neighbour World. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Annual Meeting (Feb 2006).
  • Farmer, Jack. Hydrothermal environments and planetary habitability: Is thermophily the most common pathway of biosphere emergence in the Cosmos?. Geological Society of America National meeting (Nov 2005).
  • Farmer, Jack. Exploration for ancient habitable environments on Mars: Role of integrated microscale imaging and spectroscopy for Theme session: Mars analogue research and field testing. Geological Society of America national meeting (Oct 2005).
  • Farmer, Jack. Mars Exploration Rovers: Field geologists on Mars. Phoenix Astronomical Society (Feb 2005).
  • Farmer, Jack. The Mars Exploration Rover mission: Field geologists on Mars and Factors controlling microbial biosignature preservation in hot springs. University of Auckland (Jan 2005).
  • Farmer, Jack. Factors controlling microbial biosignature preservation in hot springs, Topical Session Biomineralization in terrestrial hot-springs: The preservation of microbes in past or present day systems. Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (Nov 2004).
  • Farmer, Jack. The Mars Exploration Rover mission: Field Geologists on Mars:The geomicrobiology of modern hydrothermal environments, with applications to the geologic record. (Sep 2004).
  • Farmer, Jack. Martian hydrothermal systems: Targets in the search for extraterrestrial life, for theme session,Chemosynthetic Communities Through Time. 32nd International Geological Congress (Aug 2004).
  • Farmer, Jack. Simulcast over the web. NASA Astrobiology Institute collaborative activities (Feb 2003).
  • Wilkens, Nathan, Farmer, Jack, Pigg, Kathleen. Paleoecology of Jurassic Navajo Sandstone interdune environments: an integrated view based on sedimentology, geochemistry, and paleontology. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Service
  • Gordon Conference on Geobiology, Invited speaker (2011 - Present)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Invited speaker (2011 - Present)
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration, Outreach to general public. (2010 - Present)
  • Spirit of the Senses, a community organization based in the Phoenix area., Invited Speaker (2010 - Present)
  • College of Letters and Science, Senate Committee member (2010 - Present)
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2010 - Present)
  • NASA Passport to Knowledge, Guest expert (2006 - Present)
  • Mars Science Laboratory team member, Scientist and CheMin instrument team member (2005 - Present)
  • National Academy of Sciences, Space Studies Board, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Arizona State University's Astrobiology Program, Supervised (2003 - Present)
  • Arizona State University's Astrobiology Program, Supervised (2003 - Present)
  • Arizona State University's Astrobiology Program, Supervised (2003 - Present)
  • The journal, Astrobiology, Associate Editor (2000 - Present)
  • The International Astrobiology Journal, Associate Editor (2000 - 2010)
  • NASA AstroVenture program: "Is There Life Out There?", Guest Faculty member (2009 - 2009)
  • Space Weekly, Interviewee (2009 - 2009)
  • New Scientist Magazine, NRC spokesperson (2009 - 2009)
  • Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education in Bishop CA., Guest scientist (2009 - 2009)
  • Astrobiology, Editorial Board Member (2000 - 2008)
  • Geobiology, Editorial Board Member (2000 - 2008)
  • International Journal of Astrobiology, Editorial Board member (2000 - 2008)
  • Geological Society of America, Member, Joint Techniucal Program Committee (2005 - 2007)
  • Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Science team member: Long-term Planning Lead an Geology Theme Group member (2004 - 2007)
  • Astrobiology Journal, Associate Editor (2002 - 2007)
  • Mars Exploration Rover Team, NASA-JPL, Long-term Planning Lead and member of the Geology Theme Group (2002 - 2007)
  • International Journal of Astrobiology, Associate Editor (2000 - 2007)
  • National Research Council Space Studies Board, Appointed member (2004 - 2007)
  • NASA Mars Exploration Rover Team, Science team member, Long-term Planning Lead, Geology Theme Group member (2003 - 2007)
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute/Yellowstone National Park, NAI Outreach Team Member (2003 - 2007)
  • ASU Academic Senate, Senator (2004 - 2007)
  • ASU CLAS Senate, Senator (2004 - 2007)
  • Careers in Focus: Space Exploration: Astrobiologists, Facts on File, Inc./Infobase Publishing Chicago, Interviewee (2006 - 2007)
  • Geobiology Journal, Associate Editor (2000 - 2007)
  • Geobiology-Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America, Chairperson:Develop GSA activities in the Biogeosciences (2005 - 2006)
  • National Research Council, Space Studies Board, Board member (2004 - 2006)
  • Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration, SESE Affiliates Committee (2005 - 2006)
  • Geological Society of America, Invited speaker, Pardee Symposium, celebrating 25 years of Solar System Exploration (2006 - 2006)
  • National Academy, National Research Council, Invited reviewer:The Limits of Organic Life in Planetary Systems (2006 - 2006)
  • National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Reviewer of NASA Strategic Plan (2006 - 2006)
  • NASA Astrobiology Magazine, Radio podcast of lecture (2005 - 2006)
  • Geological Society of America, Geobiology-Geomicrobiology Division, Chairperson (2004 - 2006)
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science, Invited speaker (2006 - 2006)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on GSA Divisions, Geological Society of America, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • National Research Council, Space Studies Board, Appointed member (2004 - 2006)
  • 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Invited speaker (2006 - 2006)
  • Arizona State University CLAS Senate, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Arizona State University, Faculty Senate, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • National Science Foundation, On the Cutting Edge Educator Workshop, Invited speaker and Participant (2006 - 2006)
  • National Geographic-Jason Foundation for Education, Guest Scientist (2004 - 2006)
  • Geological Society of America, Chairperson, Geobiology-Geomicrobiology Division (2004 - 2005)
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute/Yellowstone National Park, Outreach team member (2003 - 2005)
  • NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute, Houston, Scientific Organizing Committee for the Early Mars Conference held in Jackson Hole, WY, October 2005 (2005 - 2005)
  • Geological Society of America - Geological Society of Canada, Member: Scientific Organizing Committee Earth System Processes meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2004 - 2005)
  • Jason Foundation for Education, Guest Scientist (2004 - 2005)
  • Geological Sciences hire in Sedimentology, Member:Faculty search committee (2004 - 2005)
  • Dept. of Geological Sciences, Member: Sedimentology Search Position (2004 - 2005)
  • ASU Biogeoscience Meetings Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America, Vice-Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • ASU Dept. of Geological Sciences, Member:Personnel Committee (2002 - 2004)
  • NASA Astrobiology Mars Focus Group, Chair (1999 - 2004)
  • NASA-Lunar Planetary Institute, Early Mars Conference, held in Jackson Hole, WY, Co-organizer (2004 - 2004)
  • The Australian, National Newspaper, Interviewed for article published July 4, 2005 (2004 - 2004)
  • Joint Geological Sciences/Chemistry hire in Biogeochemistry, Member:Faculty Search Committee (2003 - 2003)
  • Mars Exploration Program Advisory Group(MEPAG), Chair (2002 - 2003)
  • Mars Science Pathways Steering Group (MSPSG), Co-Chair (2002 - 2003)
  • NASA Mars Exploration Review Team(MERT), Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Nuclear Systems Science Definition Team, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Payload System Integration Group, Mars Science Laboratory (PSIG MSL), Co-Chair (2002 - 2003)
  • AGU Biogeosciences, Meetings Committee, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Regent's Professor Nomination Committee, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Mars 2003 Site Selection Steering Committee, Member (2000 - 2003)
  • Space Sciences Advisory Committee (SScAC), Member (2000 - 2003)
  • Mars Architecture Team Member, Team Member (1999 - 2003)
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute Executive Council, Member (1998 - 2003)
  • Origin of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, Associate Editor (1993 - 2003)
  • ASU Astrobiology Program, Director (2003)
  • American Geophysical Union, Invited speaker (2003)
  • American Indian Science and Engineering National Science Fair, Invited Speaker (2003)
  • Astrobiology Journal, Editorial board member (2003)
  • Geological Society of America, Invited Speaker (2003)
  • Geological Society of America Biogeosciences Division, Vice Chair (2003)
  • International Astrobiology Magazine, Editorial board member (2003)
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute, Member: Board of Directors (2003)
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute, General Meeting Co-Organizer (2003)
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute, University of Washington, Invited speaker (2003)
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute/Yellowstone National Park, NAI Outreach Team Member (2003)
  • NASA Astrobiology Program, Co-Organizer (2003)
  • NASA Mars Science Laboratory mission science definition team, Co-Chair (2003)
  • NASA Working Group to define Mars Exploration Program for Decade following 2009, Co-Chair (2003)
  • NASA's Mars Exploration Payload Advisory Group, Chairman (2003)
  • NASA's Nuclear Initiative Science Definition Team, Member (2003)
  • Science Organizing Committee for the International Bioastronomy Meeting held in Australia, Member (2003)
  • Spanish Astrobiology Institute, Invited Speaker (2003)
  • ASU-hosted NAI General Meeting, Prepared guidebook and lead field trip to Superstition Mts (2003 - 2003)
  • K-12 Education Activities , NHK Japan, Advisor (2001 - 2002)
  • NASA Exobiology Program Review Panel, Member Review Panel (1999 - 2002)
  • Mars Odyssey Orbiter Science Definition Team, Team Member (2000 - 2001)
  • NASA Biomarker Task Force, Member Task Force (2000 - 2001)
  • NASA Mars Ad Hoc Advisory Team(MAST), Team Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Mars Exploration Payload Advisory Group (MEPAG), Chair of Life Subgroup / Co-chair of Site Selection Subgroup (1999 - 2001)
  • NASA Laboratory Instrumentation for the Analysis of Returned Samples (LIFARS), Chair of Biology Subgroup (2000 - 2000)
  • CLAS Senate, Senator representing the School of Earth and Space Exploration (08-2009 - 05-2012)