Model Ecosystems in Extreme Environments

Model Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2019-05-29
ISBN 10: 0128127430
ISBN 13: 9780128127438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Model Ecosystems in Extreme Environments Book Review:

Model Ecosystems in Extreme Environments, Second Edition examines ecosystems at the most extreme habitats and their interaction with the environment, providing a key element in our understanding of the role and function of microorganisms in nature. The book highlights current topics in the field, such as biodiversity and the structure of microbial communities in extreme environments, the effects of extreme environmental conditions on microbial ecosystems, and ecological and evolutionary interactions in extreme environments, among other topics. It will be a valuable text for faculty and students working with extremophiles and/or microbial ecology and researchers, including astrobiologists, biologists, evolutionary scientists, astronomers, geochemists and oceanographers. Explores, in detail, how microbial ecosystems thrive in extreme environments Highlights the relevance of extremophiles as model ecosystems to the study of microbial ecology Examines how extreme ecosystems can help our search for life on other planets

Fungi in Extreme Environments: Ecological Role and Biotechnological Significance

Fungi in Extreme Environments: Ecological Role and Biotechnological Significance
Author: Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro,Martin Grube
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2019-07-22
ISBN 10: 3030190307
ISBN 13: 9783030190309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fungi in Extreme Environments: Ecological Role and Biotechnological Significance Book Review:

Over the last decades, scientists have been intrigued by the fascinating organisms that inhabit extreme environments. These organisms, known as extremophiles, thrive in habitats which for other terrestrial life-forms are intolerably hostile or even lethal. Based on such technological advances, the study of extremophiles has provided, over the last few years, ground-breaking discoveries that challenge the paradigms of modern biology. In the new bioeconomy, fungi in general, play a very important role in addressing major global challenges, being instrumental for improved resource efficiency, making renewable substitutes for products from fossil resources, upgrading waste streams to valuable food and feed ingredients, counteracting life-style diseases and antibiotic resistance through strengthening the gut biota, making crop plants more robust to survive climate change conditions, and functioning as host organisms for production of new biological drugs. This range of new uses of fungi all stand on the shoulders of the efforts of mycologists over generations. The book is organized in five parts: (I) Biodiversity, Ecology, Genetics and Physiology of Extremophilic Fungi, (II) Biosynthesis of Novel Biomolecules and Extremozymes (III) Bioenergy and Biofuel synthesis, and (IV) Wastewater and biosolids treatment, and (V) Bioremediation.

Advances in Applied Microbiology

Advances in Applied Microbiology
Author: Geoffrey M. Gadd,Sima Sariaslani
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-09-16
ISBN 10: 0128207108
ISBN 13: 9780128207109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Applied Microbiology Book Review:

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 113, continues the comprehensive reach of this widely read and authoritative review source in microbiology. Users will find invaluable references and information on a variety of areas relating to the topic, with this release focusing on Gaps in the Assortment of Rapid Assays for Microorganisms of Interest to the Dairy Industry, Metal reduction and corrosion by bacterial biofilms, The microbiology of red brines, Clostridium thermocellum: a microbial platform for high-value chemical production from lignocellulose, and The zincophore system in pathogenic yeasts. Contains contributions from leading authorities in the field Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of microbiology Includes discussions on the role of specific molecules in pathogen life stages, interactions, and much more

The Ecological Role of Micro-organisms in the Antarctic Environment

The Ecological Role of Micro-organisms in the Antarctic Environment
Author: Susana Castro-Sowinski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2019-01-11
ISBN 10: 3030027864
ISBN 13: 9783030027865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecological Role of Micro-organisms in the Antarctic Environment Book Review:

This book provides up-to-date multidisciplinary information regarding microbial physiological groups in terms of their role in the Antarctic ecology. How do microorganisms shape the Antarctic environment? The book presents a thorough overview of the most important physiological microbial groups or microbial systems that shape the Antarctic environment. Each microbial model is described in terms of their physiology and metabolism, and their role in the Antarctic environmental sustainability. The individual chapters prepare readers for understanding the relevance of the microbial models from both an historical perspective, and considering the latest developments. This book will appeal to researchers and teachers interested in the Antarctic science, but also to students who want to understand the role of microbes in the ecology of extreme environments.

Towards a Thermodynamic Theory for Ecological Systems

Towards a Thermodynamic Theory for Ecological Systems
Author: S.E. Jorgensen,Y.M. Svirezhev,I︠U︡. M. Svirezhev,Yuri M. Svirezhev
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2004-07-20
ISBN 10: 9780080441672
ISBN 13: 008044167X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a Thermodynamic Theory for Ecological Systems Book Review:

The book presents a consistent and complete ecosystem theory based on thermodynamic concepts. The first chapters are devoted to an interpretation of the first and second law of thermodynamics in ecosystem context. Then Prigogine's use of far from equilibrium thermodynamic is used on ecosystems to explain their reactions to perturbations. The introduction of the concept exergy makes it possible to give a more profound and comprehensive explanation of the ecosystem's reactions and growth-patterns. A tentative fourth law of thermodynamic is formulated and applied to facilitate these explanations. The trophic chain, the global energy and radiation balance and pattern and the reactions of ecological networks are all explained by the use of exergy. Finally, it is discussed how the presented theory can be applied more widely to explain ecological observations and rules, to assess ecosystem health and to develop ecological models.

Large-Scale Ecology: Model Systems to Global Perspectives

Large-Scale Ecology: Model Systems to Global Perspectives
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN 10: 0128110953
ISBN 13: 9780128110959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Large-Scale Ecology: Model Systems to Global Perspectives Book Review:

Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology. This thematic volume focuses on large scale ecology, publishing important reviews that contribute to our understanding of the field. Presents the most updated information on the field of large scale ecology, publishing topical and important reviews Provides all information that relates to a thorough understanding of the field Includes data on physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals

Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments
Author: Caroline Chénard,Federico M. Lauro
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN 10: 3319516868
ISBN 13: 9783319516868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments Book Review:

This book explores microbial lifestyles, biochemical adaptations, and trophic interactions occurring in extreme environments. By summarizing the latest findings in the field it provides a valuable reference for future studies. Spark ideas for biotechnological and commercial exploitation of microbiomes at the extremes of life are presented. Chapters on viruses complement this highly informative book. In a vertical journey through the microbial biosphere it covers aspects of cold environments, hot environments, extreme saline environments, and extreme pressure environments, and more. From the deep sea, through polar deserts, up to the clouds in the air - the diversity of microbial life in all habitats is described, explored, and comprehensively reviewed. Possible biotechnical applications are discussed. This book aims to provide a useful reference for those who want to start a research program in extreme microbiology and, hopefully, inspire new research directions.

Thermophilic and Halophilic Extremophiles in Eurasian Environments

Thermophilic and Halophilic Extremophiles in Eurasian Environments
Author: Hongchen Jiang,Wen-Jun Li,Nils-Kaare Birkeland,Dilfuza Egamberdieva
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-05-17
ISBN 10: 2889458350
ISBN 13: 9782889458356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermophilic and Halophilic Extremophiles in Eurasian Environments Book Review:

The eBook is the product of a partnership between the Norwegian Eurasia Program and the China Silk Road Program. At the present, our knowledge on microbiology and biogeochemistry from Eurasian (hyper)saline and thermal ecosystems is limited. Such information is essential to the field and contributes to a comprehensive understanding of microbial metabolic pathways and functions involved in biogeochemical processes in extreme ecosystems. This eBook includes a series of recent progress in microbial diversity, ecological functions, and biogeochemistry in Eurasian (hyper)saline and thermal ecosystems with the use of next generation sequencing, omics technologies and interdisciplinary collaboration. We hope that this eBook would serve as a model for international cooperation and as a source of inspiration for more achievements in Eurasian (hyper)saline and thermal ecosystems in the future. The complete list of authors and co-authors includes 68 highly-qualified specialists from 9 countries. All chapters in the eBook were edited by authoritative experts. We would like to emphasize the great goodwill, esteem and cooperation extended to each other among the authors, reviewers and editors who contributed to the successful completion of this eBook.

Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology

Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology
Author: Levente Hufnagel
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN 10: 1789237386
ISBN 13: 9781789237382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology Book Review:

The aim of Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology is to give an overview and report from the frontiers of research of this important and interesting multidisciplinary area. Ecosystem services as a concept plays a key role in solving global environmental and human ecological crises and associated other problems, especially today when the sixth major extinction event of the history of the biosphere is in progress, and humanity can easily become a victim of it. Human activity is rapidly transforming the surface of the Earth, its biosphere, atmosphere, soil, and water resources. Ecological processes happen over a long time scale, thus damage caused by human activity will be perceptible after decades or even centuries. We hope that our book will be interesting and useful for researchers, lecturers, students, and anyone interested in this field.

Habitability of the Universe Before Earth

Habitability of the Universe Before Earth
Author: Pabulo Rampelotto,Joseph Seckbach,Richard Gordon,Alexei Sharov
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780128119402
ISBN 13: 0128119403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Habitability of the Universe Before Earth Book Review:

Habitability of the Universe before Earth: Astrobiology: Exploring Life on Earth and Beyond (series) examines the times and places-before life existed on Earth-that might have provided suitable environments for life to occur, addressing the question: Is life on Earth de novo, or derived from previous life? The universe changed considerably during the vast epoch between the Big Bang 13.6 billion years ago and the first evidence of life on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, providing significant time and space to contemplate where, when and under what circumstances life might have arisen. No other book covers this cosmic time period from the point of view of its potential for life. The series covers a broad range of topics encompassing laboratory and field research into the origins and evolution of life on Earth, life in extreme environments and the search for habitable environments in our solar system and beyond, including exoplanets, exomoons and astronomical biosignatures. Provides multiple hypotheses on the origin of life and distribution of living organisms in space Explores the diversity of physical environments that may support the origin and evolution of life Integrates contemporary views in biology and cosmology, and provides reasons that life is far more mobile in space than most people expect Includes access to a companion web site featuring supplementary information such as animated computer simulations

Strategies of Microbial Life in Extreme Environments

Strategies of Microbial Life in Extreme Environments
Author: Moshe Shilo
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 513
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003212787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodiversity in Ecosystems

Biodiversity in Ecosystems
Author: Juan A. Blanco,Yueh-Hsin Lo,Shovonlal Roy
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2015-04-17
ISBN 10: 953512028X
ISBN 13: 9789535120285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity in Ecosystems Book Review:

The term biodiversity has become a mainstream concept that can be found in any newspaper at any given time. Concerns on biodiversity protection are usually linked to species protection and extinction risks for iconic species, such as whales, pandas and so on. However, conserving biodiversity has much deeper implications than preserving a few (although important) species. Biodiversity in ecosystems is tightly linked to ecosystem functions such as biomass production, organic matter decomposition, ecosystem resilience, and others. Many of these ecological processes are also directly implied in services that the humankind obtains from ecosystems. The first part of this book will introduce different concepts and theories important to understand the links between ecosystem function and ecosystem biodiversity. The second part of the book provides a wide range of different studies showcasing the evidence and practical implications of such relationships.

Ecological Models and Data in R

Ecological Models and Data in R
Author: Benjamin M. Bolker
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2008-07-21
ISBN 10: 0691125228
ISBN 13: 9780691125220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Models and Data in R Book Review:

Introduction and background; Exploratory data analysis and graphics; Deterministic functions for ecological modeling; Probability and stochastic distributions for ecological modeling; Stochatsic simulation and power analysis; Likelihood and all that; Optimization and all that; Likelihood examples; Standar statistics revisited; Modeling variance; Dynamic models.

Ecological Climatology

Ecological Climatology
Author: Gordon B. Bonan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 1107268869
ISBN 13: 9781107268869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Climatology Book Review:

This book introduces an interdisciplinary framework to understand the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. It reviews basic meteorological, hydrological and ecological concepts to examine the physical, chemical and biological processes by which terrestrial ecosystems affect and are affected by climate. The textbook is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying ecology, environmental science, atmospheric science and geography. The central argument is that terrestrial ecosystems become important determinants of climate through their cycling of energy, water, chemical elements and trace gases. This coupling between climate and vegetation is explored at spatial scales from plant cells to global vegetation geography and at timescales of near instantaneous to millennia. The text also considers how human alterations to land become important for climate change. This restructured edition, with updated science and references, chapter summaries and review questions, and over 400 illustrations, including many in colour, serves as an essential student guide.

Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics

Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics
Author: Alan E. Gelfand,Montserrat Fuentes,Jennifer A. Hoeting,Richard Lyttleton Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 854
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 1498752128
ISBN 13: 9781498752121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics Book Review:

This handbook focuses on the enormous literature applying statistical methodology and modelling to environmental and ecological processes. The 21st century statistics community has become increasingly interdisciplinary, bringing a large collection of modern tools to all areas of application in environmental processes. In addition, the environmental community has substantially increased its scope of data collection including observational data, satellite-derived data, and computer model output. The resultant impact in this latter community has been substantial; no longer are simple regression and analysis of variance methods adequate. The contribution of this handbook is to assemble a state-of-the-art view of this interface. Features: An internationally regarded editorial team. A distinguished collection of contributors. A thoroughly contemporary treatment of a substantial interdisciplinary interface. Written to engage both statisticians as well as quantitative environmental researchers. 34 chapters covering methodology, ecological processes, environmental exposure, and statistical methods in climate science.

Ecological Society of America ... Annual Meeting Abstracts

Ecological Society of America ... Annual Meeting Abstracts
Author: Ecological Society of America. Meeting
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122120616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity
Author: Oscar Grillo
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN 10: 9535113151
ISBN 13: 9789535113157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity Book Review:

The current world biodiversity consists of an inestimable amount of living forms, that at all levels, from genes to biomes, from individuals to populations, from species to communities, are in constant pursuit of the best strategies to react to the natural and anthropic environmental changes. The arrangement of new and dynamic ecosystems balanced by the formation and the vanishing of species, is the direct consequence of these changes. This book contains comprehensive overviews and original studies focused on ecological and ecosystem functioning studies, hazards and conservation management, assessment of environmental variables affecting species diversity, also considering species richness and distribution, in order to identify the best management strategies to face and solve the conservation problems.

Antarctic Communities

Antarctic Communities
Author: International Council of Scientific Unions. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research,International Council of Scientific Unions Scientific Committee on ant
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1997-08-28
ISBN 10: 9780521480338
ISBN 13: 0521480337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctic Communities Book Review:

The study of Antarctic communities can provide a valuable step forward in investigating the control of community development, the utilization of habitats and the interaction among species in both species rich and species poor communities. This book contains chapters characterizing the present approaches to both aquatic and terrestrial communities in the Antarctic. From biodiversity to trophic flows, from ecophysiological strategies to the impacts of environmental change and the effects of human disturbance, this volume provides an up to the minute overview of community studies in an area covering ten percent of the Earth's surface.

Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem Management
Author: Gary Meffe,Larry Nielsen,Richard L. Knight,Dennis Schenborn
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2002-10
ISBN 10: 9781559638241
ISBN 13: 1559638249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Management Book Review:

Provides essays, exercises, summaries, learning tools, and definitions focusing on the issues surrounding ecosystem management.

Extremophiles and Extreme Environments

Extremophiles and Extreme Environments
Author: Pabulo H. Rampelotto
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 3038421774
ISBN 13: 9783038421771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extremophiles and Extreme Environments Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Extremophiles and Extreme Environments" that was published in Life