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Advances in Environmental Microbiology

Their World: A Diversity of Microbial Environments

Editors: Hurst, Christon J. (Ed.)

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  • ​The introductory volume in the new and exciting book series Advances in Environmental Microbiology
  • Written by eminent scientists
  • Richly illustrated throughout
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This volume summarizes recent advances in environmental microbiology by providing fascinating insights into the diversity of microbial life that exists on our planet. The first two chapters present theoretical perspectives that help to consolidate our understanding of evolution as an adaptive process by which the niche and habitat of each species develop in a manner that interconnects individual components of an ecosystem. This results in communities that function by simultaneously coordinating their metabolic and physiologic actions. The third contribution addresses the fossil record of microorganisms, and the subsequent chapters then introduce the microbial life that currently exists in various terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Coverage of the geosphere addresses endolithic organisms, life in caves and the deep continental biosphere, including how subsurface microbial life may impact spent nuclear fuel repositories. The discussion of the hydrosphere includes hypersaline environments and arctic food chains. By better understanding examples from the micro biosphere, we can elucidate the many ways in which the niches of different species, both large and small, interconnect within the overlapping habitats of this world, which is governed by its microorganisms.

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​“Overall the three book series is an excellent resource that describes a new vision for microbial ecology based upon the guiding principles of evolution, habitat, and niche.  The series provides a rich set of examples that emphasize all three aspects of these guiding principles along with the interaction of microbial species within the context of these guiding principles.  The series is a must read that provides a new look at how the microbial world works.” (Helena M. Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D, P.E., Professor of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Towards a Unified Understanding of Evolution, Habitat and Niche

    Pages 1-33

    Hurst, Christon J.

  • Defining the Concept of a Species Physiological Boundaries and Barriers

    Pages 35-67

    Hurst, Christon J.

  • Microbes and the Fossil Record: Selected Topics in Paleomicrobiology

    Pages 69-169

    Tomescu, Alexandru M. F. (et al.)

  • Endolithic Microorganisms and Their Habitats

    Pages 171-201

    Omelon, Christopher R.

  • The Snotty and the Stringy: Energy for Subsurface Life in Caves

    Pages 203-224

    Jones, Daniel S. (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Their World: A Diversity of Microbial Environments
Editors
  • Christon J. Hurst
Series Title
Advances in Environmental Microbiology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28071-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28071-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28069-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80266-4
Series ISSN
2366-3324
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 381
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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