Environmental Microbiology

ISBN-10: 0123946263
ISBN-13: 9780123946263
Edition: 3rd 2014
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/24/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 728
Size: 12.00" wide x 14.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 5.236
Language: English

For microbiology and environmental microbiology courses, this leading textbook builds on the academic success of the previous edition by including a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has grown in scope and interest in recent years. From environmental science and microbial ecology to topics in molecular genetics, this edition relates environmental microbiology to the work of a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science investigators. The authors and editors have taken the care to highlight links between environmental microbiology and topics important to our changing world such as bioterrorism and national security with sections on practical issues such as bioremediation, waterborne pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and environmental biotechnology. New chapters on: . Urban Environmental Microbiology . Bacterial Communities in Natural Ecosystems . Global Change and Microbial Infectious Disease . Microorganisms and Bioterrorism . Extreme Environments (emphasizing the ecology of these environments) . Aquatic Environments (now devoted to its own chapter- was combined with Extreme Environments) Updates to Methodologies: . Nucleic Acid -Based Methods: microarrays, phyloarrays, real-time PCR, metagomics, and comparative genomics . Physiological Methods: stable isotope fingerprinting and functional genomics and proteomics-based approaches . Microscopic Techniques: FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) and atomic force microscopy . Cultural Methods: new approaches to enhanced cultivation of environmental bacteria . Environmental Sample Collection and Processing: added section on air sampling

Ian L. Pepper is currently the Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona. He was recently named to Who's Who in America for the second year in a row, and in 1994 earned the Researcher of the Year Award in the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona. In 1994 he was also named as a fellow to the American Society of Agronomy, and he became the Chair of the Soil Biology and Biohemistry Division of the Soil Science Society of America. Pepper is also a Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology, and has been a member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology for the past nine years. Pepper has also been the author or co-author of numerous published journal articles.Dr. Gerba has 30 years experience in the area of wastewater and waste recycling in agriculture. He has been involved in numerous projects on use of soil aquifer treatment for reuse of domestic wastewater for crop production, composting of domestic solid waste, use of wastewater for fish and shellfish aquiculture, surface water pollution and control from animal feeding operations, reuse of sewage sludge on farm land, and use of wetlands for recycling of animal waste. His expertise is in the area of pathogen fate and removal by treatment processes and risk assessment. He has served on numerous local, state, and federal committees and expert workshops for the development of standards and guidelines for the treatment and recycling of wastes to minimize environmental impacts. He was a member of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board for 8 years. He has organized and participated in workshops on food and water safety throughout the U.S. and Latin America. He has co-authored nine workshop training manuals.

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