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:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780121583408
Electronic ISBN:
9780080575421

About the editors

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