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Environmental Microbiology

Designed for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and environmental professionals, this book builds upon the tremendous success of the previous editions with a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has greatly expanded in scope and interest over the past several decades. From terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to urban and indoor environments, this edition relates environmental microbiology to a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science topics including biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation, environmental transmission of pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and drinking water treatment and reuse. The final chapter highlights several emerging issues including microbial remediation of marine oil spills, microbial contributions to global warming, impact of climate change on microbial infectious disease, and the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Hardbound, 728 Pages

Published: March 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-394626-3


    1. Introduction to Environmental Microbiology
    2. Microorganisms Found in the Environment
    3. Bacterial Growth
    4. Earth Environments
    5. Aeromicrobiology
    6. Aquatic Environments
    7. Extreme Environments
    8. Environmental Sample Collection and Processing
    9. Microscopic Techniques
    10. Cultural Methods
    11. Physiological Methods
    12. Immunological Methods
    13. Nucleic Acid-Based Methods of Detection
    14. Microbial Source Tracking
    15. Microbial Transport in the Subsurface
    16. Biogeochemical Cycling
    17. Micoorganisms and Organic Pollutants
    18. Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants
    19. Microbial Diversity and Interactions in Natural Ecosystems
    20. Microbial Communitation: Bacteria-Bacteria and Bacteria-Host
    21. Bioinformation and "Omic" Approaches to Characterization/Microbial Communities
    22. Environmentally Transmitted Pathogens
    23. Indicator Microorganisms
    24. Risk Assessment
    25. Municipal Wastewater Treatment
    26. Land Application of Organic Residuals:  Municipal Biosolids and Animal Manures
    27. Recycled Water Treatment and Reuse
    28. Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution
    29. Disinfection
    30. Domestic and Indoor Microbiology
    31. Global Emerging Microbial Issues in the Anthropocene Era


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