Processes in Microbial Ecology

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Microbial ecology is the study of interactions among microbes in natural environments and their roles in biogeochemical cycles, food web dynamics, and the evolution of life. This book presents the basic principles of microbial ecology using examples from aquatic (freshwater and marine) and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Overview

Microbial ecology is the study of interactions among microbes in natural environments and their roles in biogeochemical cycles, food web dynamics, and the evolution of life. This book presents the basic principles of microbial ecology using examples from aquatic (freshwater and marine) and terrestrial ecosystems.

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"Kirchman's breadth of personal experience in many facets of microbial ecology is clear and he is at his best in describing these topics. There are few topics in microbial ecology that are not covered by the volume." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199586929
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/24/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,392,382
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Dave Kirchman is the Maxwell P. & Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1982 before joining the faculty at the University of Delaware in 1986. He has edited two previous books and written 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was Editor of Limnology of Oceanography for 5 years, and has served on the editorial boards for another eight journals. He has several years of experience teaching microbial ecology to undergraduate and graduate students with diverse backgrounds, including chemists and engineers, with little experience in microbiology.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Elements, Biochemicals, and Structures of Microbes
3. Physical-Chemical Environment of Microbes
4. Microbial Primary Production and Phototrophy
5. Degradation of Organic Material
6. Microbial Growth, Biomass Production, and Controls
7. Predation and Protists
8. Ecology of Viruses
9. Community Structure of Microbes in Natural Environments
10. Genomes and Metagenomes of Microbes and Viruses
11. Processes in Anoxic Environments
12. The Nitrogen Cycle
13. Introduction to Geomicrobiology
14. Symbiosis and Microbes
References
Index

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