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Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology

Physical and Biological Properties of Antarctic Soils

Editors: Cowan, Don (Ed.)

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  • A timely and comprehensive review of the microbial ecology of one of the world’s most extreme and interesting environments
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This book brings together many of the world’s leading experts in the fields of Antarctic terrestrial soil ecology, providing a comprehensive and completely up-to-date analysis of the status of Antarctic soil microbiology.

Antarctic terrestrial soils represent one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Once thought to be largely sterile, it is now known that these diverse and often specialized extreme habitats harbor a very wide range of different microorganisms.

Antarctic soil communities are relatively simple, but not unsophisticated. Recent phylogenetic and microscopic studies have demonstrated that these communities have well established trophic structuring and play a significant role in nutrient cycling in these cold and often dry desert ecosystems. They are surprisingly responsive to change and potentially sensitive to climatic perturbation.

Antarctic terrestrial soils also harbor specialized ‘refuge’habitats, where microbial communities develop under (and within) translucent rocks. These cryptic habitats offer unique models for understanding the physical and biological ‘drivers’ of community development, function and evolution.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51068-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology
Book Subtitle
Physical and Biological Properties of Antarctic Soils
Editors
  • Don Cowan
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45213-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45213-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-45212-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51068-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 328
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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