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Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, 3rd Edition

Josep M. Gasol (Editor), David L. Kirchman (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-10718-7
592 pages
January 2018, Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

The newly revised and updated third edition of the bestselling book on microbial ecology in the oceans 

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

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans is an ideal text for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and colleagues from other fields wishing to learn about microbes and the processes they mediate in marine systems.

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Table of Contents

Chapters 1-2 start out with a general introduction to the changes in the field observed in the last 8 years since the second edition. We have invited a highly respected author in the field, close to retirement, to give his view of the changes in the field and a prospect for the coming years. 

Chapters 3-9 discuss the ecology, diversity and function of microbes and of microbial genes in the ocean. One of the chapters focuses on the smallest primary producers, and one on the viruses.

Chapters 10 and 11 deal with the structure of the microbial ecosystem, discussing in particular the sources of carbon for microbial growth.

Chapters 12 – 14 deal with the biology and ecology of some model organisms, on how we can model the whole of the marine microbes and discusses some of the trophic roles that have changed in the last years.

Finally, Chapter 15 deals with the role of microbes in the oceanic P cycle, as the role in the N cycle was already addressed in the previous book editions.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Ch#


 

 

Topic


 

 

Lead Author


 

 

Address


 

 

1


 

 

Overview & outlook


 

 

J. Gasol and D. Kirchman


 

 

U. Delaware


 

 

2


 

 

An evolving field


 

 

F. Azam


 

 

Scripps I. Oceanogr.


 

 

3


 

 

Developments in phytoplankton
  ecology


 

 

Z. Finkel


 

 

Mount Allison U., Canada


 

 

4


 

 

Microbial diversity as seen by high-throughput sequencing


 

 

C. Pedrós-Alió


 

 

ICM-CSIC, Spain


 

 

5


 

 

Metagenomes of the
  ocean


 

 

F. Lauro*


 

 

UNSW, Australia


 

 

6


 

 

Expression of
  microbial functions


 

 

R.M. Morris*


 

 

Oregon State U.


 

 

7


 

 

Microbial ecology of
  the dark Ocean


 

 

G.J. Herndl


 

 

U. Vienna, Austria


 

 

8


 

 

Microbial ecology of highly stratified oceanic basins


 

 

K. Jürgens


 

 

IOW, Germany


 

 

9


 

 

The ocean viriome


 

 

M. Sullivan


 

 

U. Arizona


 

 

10


 

 

Diversity of oceanic organic matter


 

 

T. Dittmar


 

 

U. Oldenburg, Germany


 

 

11


 

 

The microscale and
  microbial behavior


 

 

R. Stocker


 

 

MIT, Cambridge


 

 

12


 

 

Model organisms in
  marine microbial ecology


 

 

J. Pinhassi


 

 

Kalmar U., Sweden


 

 

13


 

 

Modelling marine microbes


 

 

M. Follows


 

 

MIT, Cambridge


 

 

14


 

 

Revised trophic roles
  of microbes


 

 

M.V. Zubkov


 

 

NOC, UK


 

 

15


 

 

The microbially
  mediated P cycle


 

 

S. Dhyrman


 

 

Woods Hole O.I.


 

 

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Author Information

About the Editors

Josep M. Gasol is a Research Professor at the Institut de Ciències del Mar-CSIC, in Barcelona, Spain.

David L. Kirchman is a Professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware, USA.

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