Aquatic Geomicrobiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121583408, 9780080575421

Aquatic Geomicrobiology, Volume 48

1st Edition

Authors: Don Canfield Erik Kristensen Bo Thamdrup
Paperback ISBN: 9780121583408
eBook ISBN: 9780080575421
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th March 2005
Page Count: 656

Institutional Access


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

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 hardback
  • 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


Details

No. of pages:
656
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080575421
Paperback ISBN:
9780121583408

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.


About the Authors

Don Canfield Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Biology, Odense University, Denmark

Erik Kristensen Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Biology, Odense University, Denmark

Bo Thamdrup Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Danish Center for Earth System Science, Odense University, Denmark