Topics in Geobiology

The Vent and Seep Biota

Aspects from Microbes to Ecosystems

Editors: Kiel, Steffen (Ed.)

  • Highlights recent discoveries, developments, and advances in a broad range of vent and seep-related topics
  • Covers the most surprising scientific discoveries of the past three decades of oasis of life around black smokers and hydrocarbon seeps in the deep-sea
  • Features explanatory illustrations, maps, and new images of vent and seep animals and their habitats
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Oases of life around black smokers and hydrocarbon seeps in the deep-sea were among the most surprising scientific discoveries of the past three decades. These ecosystems are dominated by animals having symbiotic relationships with chemoautotrophic bacteria. Their study developed into an international, interdisciplinary venture where scientists develop new technologies to work in some of the most extreme places on Earth. This book highlights discoveries, developments, and advances made during the past 10 years, including remarkable cases of host-symbiont coevolution, worms living on frozen methane, and a fossil record providing insights into the dynamic history of these ecosystems since the Paleozoic.

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'A welcome look at vents and seep biology in tandem, this synthesis provides more than the sum of two ecosystems'. Lisa Levin, Integrative Oceanography Division Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California, USA

'The discovery of chemically-reducing seafloor vents and the lush communities that they host rates as one of the most exciting scientific discoveries of the past century.  As our exploration of the oceans has continued the wide diversity of chemosynthetic ecosystems present (vents, seeps, large organic falls, oxygen minimum zones) has continued to expand and, so too, our appreciation of the extremes under which life can exist.  This field is now helping to shape, and revealing ideal natural laboratories in which to test, fast-changing theories on the origins of life on Earth and the potential for life beyond our home planet.  This timely compilation of papers from an international team of experts, therefore, should provide a compelling read for a broad spectrum of life, ocean, earth and space scientists, ranging from the graduate student level to the most senior professionals in any of the above disciplines.' C.R.German, Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Chemosynthetically-Driven Ecosystems in the Deep Sea

    Kiel, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Genetics and Evolution of Deep-Sea Chemosynthetic Bacteria and Their Invertebrate Hosts

    Vrijenhoek, Robert C.

    Pages 15-49

  • Microbial Habitats Associated with Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Invertebrates: Insights from Microanalysis and Geochemical Modeling

    Bris, Nadine Le (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

  • Microbial Chemofossils in Specific Marine Hydrothermal and Methane Cold Seep Settings

    Blumenberg, Martin

    Pages 73-106

  • Chemosymbiotic Bivalves

    Taylor, John D. (et al.)

    Pages 107-135

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eBook $259.00
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Hardcover $329.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3339-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Vent and Seep Biota
Book Subtitle
Aspects from Microbes to Ecosystems
Editors
  • Steffen Kiel
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9572-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9572-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9571-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3339-8
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 490
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