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Assessing the Microbiological Health of Ecosystems

Hurst, Christon J. (Herausgeber)


1. Auflage Dezember 2022
288 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-67832-8
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Assessing the Microbiological

A timely exploration of the coordinated functions of microbiological communities and the impacts of global climate change on microbial life

Ecosystems function like interlocking puzzles and ultimately the health of an ecosystem depends upon the niche activities of its microbial communities.

Assessing the Microbiological Health of Ecosystems summarizes our understanding of how microbial community processes are organized and the mechanisms by which activities of their constituent species are coordinated. The authors collectively present a basis for understanding what produces healthy microbial components of an ecosystem, thereby supplying a foundation for achieving one of the eventual future goals of environmental microbiology: to diagnose and correct the integrative nature of microbial activities when ecosystems fail. Assessing the Microbiological Health of Ecosystems will prove to be a valuable resource to environmental microbiologists, ecologists and integrative biologists. The book will:
* help researchers and students to understand the commonalities of processes, techniques, and discoveries in the study of microbial communities
* contribute to understandings of how microbial communities coordinate their function, discussing how the relative rates and effective integration of community microbial processes are currently measured
* provide insights into the composition of a healthy microbial ecosystem

By learning to recognize what constitutes and produces a healthy microbial ecosystem, we gain significant ground on the path towards being able to diagnose and correct the health of ailing microbial ecosystems. Assessing the Microbiological Health of Ecosystems will help new generations of scientists discern new ways to carry these efforts forward.

Chapter 1 Ecosystems function like interlocking puzzles: visually interpreting the concept of niche space plus a brief tour through genetic hyperspace

Chapter 2 Human and climatic drivers of harmful cyanobacterial booms (CyanoHABs)

Chapter 3 Biodegradation of environmental pollutants by autochthonous microorganisms - a precious service for the restoration of impacted ecosystems

Chapter 4 Early biofilm accumulation in freshwater environments on different types of plastic

Chapter 5 Identification of sentinel microbial communities in cold environments

Chapter 6 Analyzing microbial core communities, rare species, and interspecies interactions can help identify core microbial functions in anaerobic degradation

Chapter 7 Role of microbial communities in methane and nitrous oxide fluxes and the impact of soil management

Chapter 8 Impact of microbial symbionts on fungus-farming termites and their derived ecosystem functions

Chapter 9 The ecosystem role of viruses affecting eukaryotes
Christon J. Hurst, PhD, is a consulting microbiologist based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is also a Lifetime Visiting Professor at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Columbia.

C. J. Hurst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio