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In addition to drawing on the long history of microbiology, the contributors also include discussions of the latest advances in biological and chemical oceanography to examine the role of microbes and viruses in the oceans.
Richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings, and complemented with a comprehensive list of additional reading for each chapter, this important new edition provides readers with current information in the fields of marine microbiology and microbial ecology. It is designed for students and researchers in biological and chemical oceanography, geochemistry, marine chemistry, freshwater ecology, and general microbiology. It is also appropriate for professionals and advanced students in related fields.
About the Author:
David L. Kirchman, PhD, is the former editor-in-chief of the journal Limnology and Oceanography and has published over 100 papers in microbiology and the marine sciences. He is an internationally recognized authority in microbial ecology and biological oceanography
This book focuses on processes related to global carbon cycling, including the flux of carbon and energy through marine ecosystems, nitrogen fixing, and iron uptake by marine microbes. In addition, it studies the role of viruses in determining species diversity of marine microbes, the controls of bacterial growth rates and production, viability of marine bacteria, marine symbiosis, and thermal vents as the source of marine hyperthermophiles.
"Given the state of flux in the field, this volume is the closest one can get to a classic textbook, and will be a must for students and researchers, but also for anyone interested in comparing the current state of consensus in microbial ecology with the status quo in the adjoining fields of plankton, benthos, and fish ecology." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2010)"I would strongly recommend it for library purchase and the reading list of advanced students in this field." (Microbiology Today, May 2009)
"This book and its predecessor are valuable, critical overviews of the state of marine microbial ecology. They are the best current analysis of a growing and important discipline." (Oceanography, December 2008)
Posted July 3, 2002
'...this is an excellent book...will serve as an authoritative source on bacterial life in the water column...I recommend it warmly to anyone interested in biological oceanography and the microbial life in the sea.' (Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol. 269, 2002)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.