Interactions between Soil Particles and Microorganisms: Impact on the Terrestrial Ecosystem / Edition 1

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This definitive guide provides the scientific community with a critical evaluation of the interactions of minerals, organic components and microorganisms in the soil and their importance in the ecosystem.
* Provides a unique insight into the effects of microbes on pollutants in the soil, which is necessary for all environmental scientists working in this area
* Allows further discussion and development to uncover the dynamics and mechanisms of the environmental processes of nature

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"...It is well written and well documented..." (European Journal of Soil Science, March 2003)

"...a useful and reasonably balanced book that improves our understanding of a key feature of soil ecology...I therefore recommend this text..." (Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 32, July-August 2003)

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Major elements of the analytical and physical chemistry of soil particles in their interaction with microorganisms and organic components are examined in this work for chemists and biologists studying environmental systems, as well as earth and soil scientists, environmental geologists, and environmental engineers. Chapters are presented in sections on fundamentals of soil particle-microorganism interactions, and the impact of soil particles-microorganism interactions on the terrestrial environment in the form of ion cycling and organic pollutant transformation, chemical and biological processes in the rhizosphere, and anaerobic and transport processes and the subsurface terrestrial environment. Huang teaches soil science at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Series Preface.



Interactions between Microorganisms and Soil Particles: An Overview (C. Chenu and G. Stotzky).

A Fractal Approach for Interactions between Soil Particles and Microorganisms (N. Senesi and L. Boddy).

Interactions of Organic Materials and Microorganisms with Minerals in the Stabilization of Structure (J. A. Baldock).

Impact of Organic Substances on the Formation and Transformation of the Metal Oxides in Soil Environments (A. Violante, G. S. R. Krishnamurti and P. M. Huang).

Microbial Mobilization of Metals from Soil Minerals under Aerobic Conditions (E. Kurek).

Interactions of Bacteria and Environmental Metals, Fine-grained Mineral Development and Bioremediation Strategies (J. S. McLean, J.-U. Lee and T. J. Beveridge).



Effect of Mineral Colloids on Biogeochemical Cycling of C, N, P and S in Soil (G. Guggenberger and K. M. Haider).

Impact of Interactions between Microorganisms and Soil Colloids on the Transformation of Organic Pollutants (J. Dec, J.-M. Bollag, P. M. Huang, and N. Senesi).


Chemical and Biological Processes in the Rhizosphere: Metal Pollutants (P. M. Huang and J. J. Germida).

Biotic and Abiotic Interactions in the Rhizosphere: Organic Pollutants (T. A. Anderson, D. P. Shupack and H. Awata).


Interactions between Microorganisms and Minerals under Anaerobic Conditions (H. L. Ehrlich).

The Role of Mineral Colloids in the Facilitated Transport of Contaminants in Saturated Porous media (M. Elimelech and J. N. Ryan).


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