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Processes in Microbial Ecology

David L. Kirchman


This book, which discusses the major processes carried out by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other protists – the microbes – in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems, focuses on biogeochemical processes, starting with primary production and the initial fixation of carbon into cellular biomass. It then discusses how that carbon is degraded in both oxygen-rich (oxic) and oxygen-deficient (anoxic) environments. These biogeochemical processes are affected by ecological interactions, including competition for limiting nutrients, viral lysis, and predation by various protists in so ... More

Keywords: biogeochemistry, environmental microbiology, microbial oceanography, soil ecology, limnology, applied microbiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199586936
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David L. Kirchman, author
School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, USA