Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology

Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology

3rd Edition - June 6, 2021
  • Editors: Terry Gentry, Jeffry Fuhrmann, David Zuberer
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128202029
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323851404

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Written by leading experts in their respective fields, Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology 3e, provides a comprehensive, balanced introduction to soil microbiology, and captures the rapid advances in the field such as recent discoveries regarding habitats and organisms, microbially mediated transformations, and applied environmental topics. Carefully edited for ease of reading, it aids users by providing an excellent multi-authored reference, the type of book that is continually used in the field. Background information is provided in the first part of the book for ease of comprehension. The following chapters then describe such fundamental topics as soil environment and microbial processes, microbial groups and their interactions, and thoroughly addresses critical nutrient cycles and important environmental and agricultural applications. An excellent textbook and desk reference, Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology, 3e, provides readers with broad, foundational coverage of the vast array of microorganisms that live in soil and the major biogeochemical processes they control. Soil scientists, environmental scientists, and others, including soil health and conservation specialists, will find this material invaluable for understanding the amazingly diverse world of soil microbiology, managing agricultural and environmental systems, and formulating environmental policy.

Key Features

  • Includes discussion of major microbial methods, embedded within topical chapters
  • Includes information boxes and case studies throughout the text to illustrate major concepts and connect fundamental knowledge with potential applications
  • Study questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to evaluate their understanding of the materials

Readership

Advanced undergraduate students, beginning graduate students, and professionals working in soil science and soil microbiology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction and historical perspective
    Terry J. Gentry, David A. Zuberer
    2. The soil habitat
    Julie A. Howe, A. Peyton Smith
    3. Microbial metabolism
    Jeffry J. Fuhrmann
    4. Microbial genetics
    Cindy H. Nakatsu
    5. Bacteria and archaea
    Mary Ann Bruns
    6. Fungi
    Joseph B. Morton
    7. Cyanobacteria and algae
    Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Jayne Belnap
    8. The soil fauna
    Josef H. Görres, Jose A. Amador
    9. Viruses
    Kurt E. Williamson
    10. Microbial ecology
    Stephanie A. Yarwood
    11. Rhizosphere
    Lindsey Slaughter
    12. Mycorrhizal symbioses
    Rhae A. Drijber, Morgan R. McPherson
    13. Carbon transformations and soil organic matter formation
    Jeffry J. Fuhrmann, David A. Zuberer
    14. Applied aspects of soil carbon
    Alan Joseph Franzluebbers
    15. Transformations of nitrogen
    David D. Myrold
    16. Biological dinitrogen (N2) fixation: introduction and nonsymbiotic
    David A. Zuberer
    17. Biological dinitrogen fixation: symbiotic
    Janice E. Thies
    18. Microbial transformations of sulfur in soil
    V.V.S.R. Gupta, James J. Germida
    19. Phosphorus and selected metals and metalloids
    Shiping Deng
    20. Global gases
    Wendy H. Yang, Steven J. Hall, Gavin McNicol
    21. Biodegradation of environmental pollutants
    William J. Hickey
    22. Bioremediation of contaminated soils
    Robyn A. Barbato, C. Mike Reynolds
    23. Biological control of soilborne plant pathogens and nematodes
    James H. Graham, Sarah L. Strauss
    24. Composting: the microbiological processing of organic wastes
    David A. Zuberer, Larry M. Zibilske
    25. Soil microbial influences on “One Health”
    Ian L. Pepper, John P. Brooks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 742
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 6, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128202029
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323851404

About the Editors

Terry Gentry

Terry Gentry
Dr. Terry Gentry is a Professor of Soil and Aquatic Microbiology in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University. He teaches an undergraduate course in soil and water microbiology and a graduate course in environmental microbiology. His research focuses on the use of molecular technologies to detect and identify microbial pathogens from animal, human, and natural sources along with the characterization of microbial populations and communities contributing to applied processes such as the bioremediation of organic and metal contaminants and sustainability of intensive cropping systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Soil and Aquatic Microbiology, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Jeffry Fuhrmann

Jeffry J. Fuhrmann is a Professor of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, with a joint appointment in Biological Sciences, at the University of Delaware. He teaches a graduate course in soil microbiology and undergraduate courses in introductory soil science and soils and sustainability. His research has focused primarily on the ecology and diversity of soybean bradyrhizobia using combined phenotypic and genotypic approaches. More recently, this emphasis has extended into analogous studies of associated bacteriophages. His research has additionally examined broader aspects of the microbial ecology of soils and the rhizosphere. He has served as an associate editor for the Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Soil Microbiology, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

David Zuberer

Dr. David A. Zuberer is a Professor Emeritus of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University. He taught soil microbiology continuously for >30 years in addition to maintaining an active research program in nitrogen fixation and rhizosphere microbiology. He served as a Technical Editor of the Soil Biology and Biochemistry Division (S3) of the Soil Science Society of America Journal. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. He was the recipient of the 2003 Soil Science Education Award and the 2012 Agronomic Resident Education Award of the American Society of Agronomy. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Soil Microbiology, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA