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Published: 16 October 2018

336 Pages | Over 240 illustrations

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198789413

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Processes in Microbial Ecology

Second Edition

David L. Kirchman

  • Presents the basic principles of microbial ecology using examples from both aquatic (freshwater and marine) and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Uniquely combines biogeochemistry (e.g. the carbon cycle) with basic ecology (e.g. predator-prey interactions and competition)
  • Focuses on biogeochemical processes, particularly their relevance to understanding issues in climate change
  • Demonstrates the importance of processes occurring on the micron scale to events happening at a global scale
  • Written by one of the leading scientists in the field

New to this Edition:

  • This second edition has been reorganized and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, especially from studies using genomic and other approaches
  • New topics have been added, from ecology, soil sciences, and environmental microbiology
  • Each chapter contains new and improved illustrations

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