Environmental Microbiology by Ian L. Pepper

Environmental Microbiology

byIan L. PepperEditorCharles P. Gerba, Terry J. Gentry

Hardcover | March 24, 2014

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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.

New chapters on:

  • Microbial Diversity and Interactions in Natural Ecosystems (previous chapter on bacterial diversity expanded to include microbial ecology and interactions)
  • Bioinformation and Omic Approaches for Characterization of Environmental Microorganisms
  • Microbial Source Tracking
  • Land Application of Organic Residuals: Municipal Biosolids and Animal Manures
  • Recycled Water Treatment and Reuse
  • Global Emerging Microbial Issues in the Anthropocene Era

Updates to Other Chapters:

  • Cultural Methods: new cutting-edge approaches for isolating difficult-to-culture microorganisms
  • Nucleic Acid-Based Methods: new text and graphics for a variety of methods including microarrays, quantitative PCR, and metagenomics
  • Aquatic Environments: completely revised chapter
  • Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants: new material on metal speciation and bioremediation
  • Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants: updated discussion on anaerobic degradation of halogenated compounds and bioaugmentation-based remediation of contaminated groundwater
  • Microbial Communication: new sections on bacterial communication with eukaryotic hosts
  • New graphics, case studies, and information boxes throughout

More Features:

  • Introductory chapters provide foundational background in microbiology, microbial environments, and methodologies
  • 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

About The Author

Dr. Ian Pepper is currently a Professor at the University of Arizona. He is also Director of the University of Arizona, Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL) and the NSF Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center. Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist specializing in the molecular ecology of the environment. His research...
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Title:Environmental MicrobiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:728 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 24, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123946263

ISBN - 13:9780123946263

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Environmental Microbiology
2. Microorganisms Found in the Environment
3. Bacterial Growth
4. Earth Environments
5. Aeromicrobiology
6. Aquatic Environments
7. Extreme Environments
8. Environmental Sample Collection and Processing
9. Microscopic Techniques
10. Cultural Methods
11. Physiological Methods
12. Immunological Methods
13. Nucleic Acid-Based Methods of Detection
14. Microbial Source Tracking
15. Microbial Transport in the Subsurface
16. Biogeochemical Cycling
17. Micoorganisms and Organic Pollutants
18. Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants
19. Microbial Diversity and Interactions in Natural Ecosystems
20. Microbial Communitation: Bacteria-Bacteria and Bacteria-Host
21. Bioinformation and "Omic" Approaches to Characterization/Microbial Communities
22. Environmentally Transmitted Pathogens
23. Indicator Microorganisms
24. Risk Assessment
25. Municipal Wastewater Treatment
26. Land Application of Organic Residuals: Municipal Biosolids and Animal Manures
27. Recycled Water Treatment and Reuse
28. Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution
29. Disinfection
30. Domestic and Indoor Microbiology
31. Global Emerging Microbial Issues in the Anthropocene Era