Advances in Environmental Microbiology

Understanding Terrestrial Microbial Communities

Editors: Hurst, Christon J. (Ed.)

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  • Provides new insights into terrestrial microbial processes as a key factor in maintaining life on earth
  • Enhances readers’ understanding of how community structure relates to microbial involvement in geoengineering and biogeochemical processes
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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This book presents a summary of terrestrial microbial processes, which are a key factor in supporting healthy life on our planet. The authors explain how microorganisms maintain the soil ecosystem through recycling carbon and nitrogen and then provide insights into how soil microbiology processes integrate into ecosystem science, helping to achieve successful bioremediation as well as safe and effective operation of landfills, and enabling the design of composting processes that reduce the amount of waste that is placed in landfills. The book also explores the effect of human land use, including restoration on soil microbial communities and the response of wetland microbial communities to anthropogenic pollutants. Lastly it discusses the role of fungi in causing damaging, and often lethal, infectious diseases in plants and animals.

About the authors

​Christon J. Hurst

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 

and 

Universidad del Valle, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

e-mail: christonjhurst@fuse.net

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Carbon Cycle Implications of Soil Microbial Interactions

    Pages 1-29

    Ramin, Kelly I. (et al.)

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of the Modern Nitrogen Cycle

    Pages 31-63

    Mills, Aaron L.

  • Integrating Soil Microbiology into Ecosystem Science

    Pages 65-102

    Lipson, David A. (et al.)

  • Environmental Systems Biology Approach to Bioremediation

    Pages 103-127

    Hazen, Terry C.

  • Systems and Methods for Studying Microbial Processes and Communities in Landfills

    Pages 129-150

    Weaver, Joseph E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Terrestrial Microbial Communities
Editors
  • Christon J. Hurst
Series Title
Advances in Environmental Microbiology
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10777-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10777-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10775-8
Series ISSN
2366-3324
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 405
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations
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