Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Online ISBN: 9780471263395

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397

About this Book

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

An Encyclopedia for the times

"Environmental microbiology was born at the dawn of the "environmental era" at the beginning of the 1970s. Years of maturation have led to an exciting and vibrant field that has attracted countless numbers of productive and enthusiastic scientists and students at universities, research centers, and government agencies around the world."
From the Preface

In recent years, the field of environmental microbiology has taken on greater importance. But even with a wealth of research and burgeoning interest in the subject, there has never been a single resource to which professionals and students could turn for reliable, detailed coverage of the field. This online edition serves as a comprehensive look at the field.

Coverage of the various fields within Environmental Microbiology includes:

  • Aeromicrobiology
  • Aquatic
  • Freshwater
  • Marine
  • Subsurface
  • Soil
  • Extreme Environments
  • Biodegradation
  • Public Health
  • Drinking Water
  • Wastewater
  • Biofilms
  • Biotechnology
  • Methodology

As we continue to hear about microbial threats to our air, water, and other environmental systems, developing the appropriate methodology for their detection, assessing the risk to humans and animals, and creating preventive measures for avoiding or reducing human exposure to these harmful agents is crucial. Whether you are a microbiologist studying microorganisms and their habitats, or you are working in applied areas such as public health, agriculture, food and water quality, water or wastewater treatment, or resource recovery, this encyclopedia will give you the answers you need.

Features include:

  • Approximately 320 articles that provide A-Z coverage of the entire field of environmental microbiology and all relevant important topics
  • Extensive cross-referencing, bibliographies, and a comprehensive index
  • Illustrations with photographs, tables, and line drawings