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Top 18 Books For Environmental Microbiology
Top 18 Books For Environmental Microbiology

Here i am with Top books for Environmental Microbiology. All these books are recommended for the study of environmental microbiology.

1. Microbial Ecology: Fundamentals and Applications (4th Edition)

Author: Ronald M. Atlas, Richard Bartha

Staying current in a discipline where advances are defined by methodological developments can be a challenge – that’s why more people choose Microbial Ecology over any other resource available. The fourth edition features enhanced coverage of hot topics such as biofilms, thermal vent communities, extreme habitats, starvation response, molecular methods for studying microbial ecology, microbial biodiversity, biodegradation and bioremediation, extensive updating including the latest research findings and references, and over 45 new art and photos that illustrate complex concepts and processes.

2. Brock Biology of Microorganisms (14th Edition)

Author:  Michael T. Madigan, John M. Martinko, Kelly S. Bender, Daniel H. Buckley, David A. Stahl, Thomas Brock

The authoritative #1 textbook for introductory majors microbiology, Brock Biology of Microorganisms continues to set the standard for impeccable scholarship, accuracy, and outstanding illustrations and photos. This book for biology, microbiology, and other science majors balances cutting edge research with the concepts essential for understanding the field of microbiology, including strong coverage of ecology, evolution, and metabolism.

The Fourteenth Edition seamlessly integrates the most current science, paying particular attention to molecular biology and how the genomic revolution has changed and is changing the field. This edition offers a streamlined, modern organization with a consistent level of detail and updated, visually compelling art program. Brock Biology of Microorganisms includes MasteringMicrobiology® , an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts both in and outside the classroom.

The Fourteenth Edition and MasteringMicrobiology will provide a better teaching and learning experiencefor you and your students.

Brock Biology of Microorganisms Plus MasteringMicrobiology
 is designed to:

  • Personalize learning: MasteringMicrobiology coaches students through the toughest microbiology topics. Engaging tools help students visualize, practice, and understand crucial content.
  • Focus on today’s learners: Research-based activities, case studies, and engaging activities improve students’ ability to solve problems and make connections between concepts.
  • Teach tough topics with superior art and animations: Outstanding animations, illustrations, and micrographs enable students to understand difficult microbiology concepts and processes. 

3. Environmental Microbiology 3rd Edition

Author:  Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba, Terry J. Gentry

Designed for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and environmental professionals, this book builds upon the tremendous success of the previous editions with a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has greatly expanded in scope and interest over the past several decades. From terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to urban and indoor environments, this edition relates environmental microbiology to a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science topics including biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation, environmental transmission of pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and drinking water treatment and reuse. The final chapter highlights several emerging issues including microbial remediation of marine oil spills, microbial contributions to global warming, impact of climate change on microbial infectious disease, and the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

  • Presents state-of-the-art research results with key, recent references to document information
  • Emphasizes critical information using “Information Boxes” throughout
  • Includes real-world case studies to illustrate concepts, along with frequent use of graphics, cartoons and photographs
  • Offers questions at the end of each chapter designed to test key concepts
  • Lecture slides available for instructors online

4. Soil Microbiology 3rd Edition

Author:  Robert L. Tate III

oday, the environmentally oriented specialties of microbiology are shifting from considering a single or a few microbial species to focusing on the entire microbial community and its interactions.  The third edition of Soil Microbiology has been fully revised and updated to reflect this change, with a new focus on microbial communities and how they impact global ecology. 

The third edition still provides thorough coverage of basic soil microbiology principles, yet the textbook also expands students’ understanding of the role the soil microbial community plays in global environmental health and human health. They can also learn more about the techniques used to conduct analysis at this level. 

Readers will benefit from the edition’s expanded use of figures and tables as well as the recommendations for further reading found within each chapter.  

  • Considers the impact of environmental perturbations on microbial community structure as well as the implications for soil system functions  
  • Discusses the impact of soil microbial communities on food and health related issues 
  • Emphasizes the importance of soil microbial communities on the sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems and solutions to global issues  

This third edition is a suitable text for those studying soil microbiology and soil ecology at the undergraduate or graduate level. It also serves as a valuable reference tool for professionals working in the fields of reclamation and soil management.  

5. Environmental Microbiology: From Genomes to Biogeochemistry 2nd Edition

Author:  Eugene L. Madsen

New and expanded for its second edition, Environmental Microbiology: From Genomes to Biogeochemistry¸ Second Edition, is a timely update to a classic text filled with ideas, connections, and concepts that advance an in-depth understanding of this growing segment of microbiology. Core principles are highlighted with an emphasis on the logic of the science and new methods-driven discoveries. Numerous up-to-date examples and applications boxes provide tangible reinforcement of material covered. Study questions at the end of each chapter require students to utilize analytical and quantitative approaches, to define and defend arguments, and to apply microbiological paradigms to their personal interests. Essay assignments and related readings stimulate student inquiry and serve as focal points for teachers to launch classroom discussions. A companion website with downloadable artwork and answers to study questions is also available.

Environmental Microbiology: From Genomes to Biogeochemistry, Second Edition, offers a coherent and comprehensive treatment of this dynamic, emerging field, building bridges between basic biology, evolution, genomics, ecology, biotechnology, climate change, and the environmental sciences.

6. Wastewater Microbiology

Author: Toni Glymph 

This book provides a very basic overview of microorganisms relevant to wastewater treatment plant operator. It easy-to-understand language it provides explanations and descriptions of helpful and harmful bacteria, protozoa, and metazoa, algae, and fungus — and their specialized function in the treatment process, helping the operator to effectively manage the Plant bacterial process. Color photos and illustrations are included within the book and on the supplemental CD-ROM for quick identification under the microscope.

7. Manual of Environmental Microbiology 

Author: Cindy H. Nakatsu, Robert V. Miller, Suresh D. Pillai

Environmental microbiology, the study of the roles that microbes play in all planetary environments, is one of the most important areas of scientific research. The Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of this critical and growing field.

Thoroughly updated and revised, the Manual is the definitive reference for information on microbes in air, water, and soil and their impact on human health and welfare. Written in accessible, clear prose, the manual covers four broad areas: general methodologies, environmental public health microbiology, microbial ecology, and biodegradation and biotransformation. This wealth of information is divided into 18 sections each containing chapters written by acknowledged topical experts from the international community.

Specifically, this new edition of the Manual

  • Contains completely new sections covering microbial risk assessment, quality control, and microbial source tracking
  • Incorporates a summary of the latest methodologies used to study microorganisms in various environments
  • Synthesizes the latest information on the assessment of microbial presence and microbial activity in natural and artificial environments

The Manual of Environmental Microbiology is an essential reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in human diseases, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.

8. Environmental Microbiology of Aquatic and Waste Systems 

Author: Nduka Okafor

This book places the main actors in environmental microbiology, namely the microorganisms, on center stage. Using the modern approach of 16S ribosomal RNA, the book looks at the taxonomy of marine and freshwater bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae, viruses, and the smaller aquatic animals such as nematodes and rotifers, as well as at the study of unculturable aquatic microorganisms (metagenomics). The peculiarities of water as an environment for microbial growth, and the influence of aquatic microorganisms on global climate and global recycling of nitrogen and sulphur are also examined. The pollution of water is explored in the context of self-purification of natural waters. Modern municipal water purification and disease transmission through water are discussed. Alternative methods for solid waste disposal are related to the economic capability of a society. Viruses are given special attention. By focusing on the basics, this primer will appeal across a wide range of disciplines.

9. Advances in Applied Bioremediation (Soil Biology Book 17)

Author:  Ajay Singh, Ramesh C. Kuhad, Owen P. Ward

Bioremediation is a rapidly advancing field and the technology has been applied successfully to remediate many contaminated sites. The goal of every soil remediation method is to enhance the degradation, transformation, or detoxification of pollutants and to protect, maintain and sustain environmental quality.

Advances in our understanding of the ecology of microbial communities capable of breaking down various pollutants and the molecular and biochemical mechanisms by which biodegradation occurs have helped us in developing practical soil bioremediation strategies. Chapters dealing with the application of biological methods to soil remediation are contributed from experts – authorities in the area of environmental science including microbiology and molecular biology – from academic institutions and industry.

10. Processes in Microbial Ecology

Author: David L. Kirchman

Microbial ecology is the study of interactions among microbes in natural environments and their roles in biogeochemical cycles, food web dynamics, and the evolution of life. Microbes are the most numerous organisms in the biosphere and mediate many critical reactions in elemental cycles and biogeochemical reactions. Because they are essential players in the carbon cycle and related processes, microbial ecology is a vital science for understanding the role of the biosphere in global warming and the response of natural ecosystems to climate change.

This second edition has been fully revised, restructured, and updated while remaining concise and accessible. It discusses the major processes carried out by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and other protists – the microbes – in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. The focus is on biogeochemical processes, starting with primary production and the initial fixation of carbon into cellular biomass, before exploring how that carbon is degraded in both oxygen-rich (oxic) and oxygen-deficient (anoxic) environments. These processes are in turn affected by ecological interactions, including competition for limiting nutrients, viral lysis, and predation by various protists in soils and aquatic habitats. The book neatly connects processes occurring at the micron scale to events happening at the global scale, including the carbon cycle and its connection to climate change issues. A final chapter is devoted to symbiosis and other relationships between microbes and larger organisms. Microbes have huge impacts not only on biogeochemical cycles, but also on the ecology and evolution of more complex forms of life, including humans.

11. Microbial Ecology of the Oceans 

Author:  Josep M. Gasol , David L. Kirchman

The third edition of Microbial Ecology of the Oceans features new topics, as well as different approaches to subjects dealt with in previous editions. The book starts out with a general introduction to the changes in the field, as well as looking at the prospects for the coming years. Chapters cover ecology, diversity, and function of microbes, and of microbial genes in the ocean. The biology and ecology of some model organisms, and how we can model the whole of the marine microbes, are dealt with, and some of the trophic roles that have changed in the last years are discussed. Finally, the role of microbes in the oceanic P cycle are presented.

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Third Edition offers chapters on The Evolution of Microbial Ecology of the Ocean; Marine Microbial Diversity as Seen by High Throughput Sequencing; Ecological Significance of Microbial Trophic Mixing in the Oligotrophic Ocean; Metatranscritomics and Metaproteomics; Advances in Microbial Ecology from Model Marine Bacteria; Marine Microbes and Nonliving Organic Matter; Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Oxygen-Deficient Water Columns; The Ocean’s Microscale; Ecological Genomics of Marine Viruses; Microbial Physiological Ecology of The Marine Phosphorus Cycle; Phytoplankton Functional Types; and more.

  • A new and updated edition of a key book in aquatic microbial ecology
  • Includes widely used methodological approaches
  • Fully describes the structure of the microbial ecosystem, discussing in particular the sources of carbon for microbial growth
  • Offers theoretical interpretations of subtropical plankton biogeography

12. Soil Microbiology

Author:  Selman A. 1888-1973 Waksman 

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13. Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry 4th Edition

Author:  Eldor Paul

The fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference as the study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment. In a time of great global change and increased emphasis on biodiversity and food security, soil microbiology and ecology has become an increasingly important topic.

Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this work relates the breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field to its history as well as future applications. The new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines. Professionals turn to this text as a reference for fundamental knowledge in their field or to inform management practices.

14. Modern Soil Microbiology, Third Edition

Author:  Jan Dirk van Elsas, Jack T. Trevors,  Alexandre Soares Rosado , Paolo Nannipieri 

The living soil is crucial to photosynthesis, biogeochemical cycles, global food production, climate change, biodiversity, and plant and animal health. In the past decade, scientists have made significant advances in soil microbiology research. While the basic principles are now better understood, knowledge has been forthcoming on the best available technologies and methods applied to researching soil microorganisms, their diversity, interactions, biochemistry, survival, gene expression, and their roles in global climate change, plant disease suppression and growth stimulation, and biogeochemical cycles. This knowledge can be applied to better predict the transformation of pollutants in soil and the activities of microbes in the rhizosphere. It will also assist us in fostering crop production in an era with an increasing human population and intensification of agriculture.

Following the tradition of its predecessors, Modern Soil Microbiology, Third Edition, is an indispensable source that supports graduate/undergraduate teaching for soil and environmental microbiologists in academia, as well as in government and industrial laboratories. It is a comprehensive collection of chapters on various aspects of soil microbiology, useful for all professionals working with soils. Compiled by internationally renowned educators and research scholars, this textbook contains key tables, figures, and photographs, supported by thousands of references to illustrate the depth of knowledge in soil microbiology.

FEATURES

  • Fully updated and expanded to include new key chapters on historical developments, future applications, and soil viruses and proteins
  • Discusses molecular methods applied to soil microbiology, diverse soil microorganisms, and global climate change
  • Emphasizes the role of terrestrial microorganisms and cycles involved in climate change
  • Details the latest molecular methods applied to soil microbiology research
  • User-friendly for students, and containing numerous tables, figures, and illustrations to better understand the current knowledge in soil microbiology

15. Micro-organisms in action: Concepts and applications in microbial ecology

Author:  J.M. Lynch, J.E. Hobbie

16. Introduction to Soil Microbiology 

Author: Martin Alexander

Characterizes soil microflora from descriptive and functional viewpoints; considers the biological processes that take place in the soil and their importance to soil fertility, plant growth, and environmental quality. Deals with the biochemical basis for soil processes, including microbial ecology, the carbon and nitrogen cycles, mineral transformation, and ecological interrelationships.

17. Microbial Ecology: Organisms, Habitats, Activities 

Author: Heinz Stolp

The rapid expansion od industry and the excessive demands made on limited natural resources have caused genuine concern at all levels of society. In the past this concern has concentrated on plants and animals and their relationships with their environments, but now attention is also turning towards microorganisms whose role is crucial to so many natural processes – from global life and mineral cycles through to the production of beer and milk products. After a brief introduction to microbiology this book concentrates on the ecological aspects of microbial life covering a wide variety of topics including structure, behaviour, growth, dispersal, interactions and how microbes act as symbionts and pathogens. Such a wide-ranging interdisciplinary approach will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students of microbiology, plant and animal ecology, agronomy, forestry and environmental sciences. Professionals working in the same fields will also find it informative as will those working in plant pathology and soil, aquatic, medical and food microbiology.

18. Prescott’s Microbiology 11th Edition

Author:  Joanne Willey 

The author team of Prescott’s Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability artwork and the integration of several key themes (including evolution ecology and diversity) throughout the text making an already superior text even better.

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