Description

Microbes catalyze countless chemical reactions in nature which control the chemistry of the environment. Aquatic Geomicrobiology looks at these reactions and their effect on the aquatic environments from the perspective of the microbes involved. The volume begins with three introductory chapters outlining the basic principles of microbial systematics, microbial ecology, and chemical thermodynamics. These provide a framework for exploring the microbial control of elemental cycling in the remaining chapters. Readers will learn how microbes control the cycling of elements, the structure of the microbial ecosystems involved, and what environmental factors influence the activities of microbial populations.

Key Features

* Also available in paperback * Written by international experts in the microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of aquatic systems * Includes introductory chapters on microbial systematics, principles of microbial ecology, and chemical thermodynamics * Contains over 1500 references

Readership

Postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and oceanography

Table of Contents

SYSTEMATICS AND PHYLOGENY STRUCTURE AND GROWTH OF MICROBIAL POPULATIONS THERMODYNAMICS AND MICROBIAL METABOLISM CARBON FIXATION AND PHOTOTROPHY HETEROTROPHIC CARBON METABOLISM THE OXYGEN CYCLE NITROGEN CYCLING THE IRON AND MANGANESE CYCLES THE SULFUR CYCLE THE METHANE CYCLE THE PHOSPHORUS CYCLE THE SILICON CYCLE MICROBIAL ECOSYSTEMS

Details

No. of pages:
656
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080575407
eBook ISBN:
9780080524504
Print ISBN:
9780120261475
Print ISBN:
9780120261482

About the authors

Don Canfield

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Biology, Odense University, Denmark

Erik Kristensen

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Biology, Odense University, Denmark

Bo Thamdrup

Affiliations and Expertise

Danish Center for Earth System Science, Odense University, Denmark

Reviews

Microbes catalyze countless chemical reactions in nature which control the chemistry of the environment. Aquatic Geomicrobiology looks at these reactions and their effect on the aquatic environments from the perspective of the microbes involved. The volume begins with three introductory chapters outlining the basic principles of microbial systematics, microbial ecology, and chemical thermodynamics. These provide a framework for exploring the microbial control of elemental cycling in the remaining chapters. Readers will learn how microbes control the cycling of elements, the structure of the microbial ecosystems involved, and what environmental factors influence the activities of microbial populations.