eBook Encyclopedia of Geobiology, 1st Edition

  • Joachim Reitner
  • Volker Thiel
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  • ISBN-10: 1402092121
  • ISBN-13: 9781402092121
  • DDC: 551
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 927 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

The interplay between Geology and Biology has shaped the Earth from the early Precambrian, 4 billion years ago. Moving beyond the borders of the classical core disciplines, Geobiology strives to identify cause-and-effect chains and synergisms between the geo- and the biospheres that have been driving evolution of life in modern and ancient environments. Combining modern methods, geobiological information can be extracted not only from visible remains of organisms, but also from organic molecules, rock fabrics, minerals, isotopes and other tracers. Exploring these processes and their signatures also creates enormous applied potentials with respect to issues of environment protection, public health, energy and resource management. The Encyclopedia of Geobiology is designed as a key reference for students, researchers, teachers, and the informed public to provide basic, but comprehensible knowledge on this rapidly expanding discipline at the interface between modern geo- and biosciences.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a unique single reference for the rapidly evolving field of geobiology.
  • Offers cross-disciplinary coverage, drawing from the many disciplines that contribute to our understanding of geobiology.
  • Features a comprehensive compilation of modern geobiological methods.
  • Helps readers understand and solve problems in such areas as environmental protection, public health, energy, and resource management.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Contributors.
Preface.
1: Acetogens.
2: Acid Rock Drainage.
3: Acidophiles.
4: Acritarchs.
5: Aerobic Metabolism.
6: Algae (Eukaryotic).
7: Alkalinity.
8: Amber.
9: Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane with Sulfate.
10: Anaerobic Transformation Processes, Microbiology.
11: Anammox.
12: Animal Biocalcification, Evolution.
13: Animal Skeletons, Advent.
14: Archaea.
15: Arsenic.
16: Asteroid and Comet Impacts.
17: Astrobiology.
18: Bacteria.
19: Bacterioplankton.
20: Banded Iron Formations.
21: Basalt (Glass, Endoliths).
22: Beggiatoa.
23: Biodeterioration (of Stone).
24: Bioerosion.
25: Biofilms.
26: Biofilms and Fossilization.
27: Biogeochemical Cycles.
28: Biological Control on Diagenesis: Influence of Bacteria and Relevance to Ocean Acidification.
29: Biological Volcanic Rock Weathering.
30: Biomarkers (Molecular Fossils).
31: Biomarkers (Organic, Compound-Specific Isotopes).
32: Biomining (Mineral Bioleaching, Mineral Biooxidation).
33: Bioprotection.
34: Biosignatures in Rocks.
35: Biosilicification.
36: Black Shales.
37: Breakup of Rodinia.
38: Calcareous Algae.
39: Calcification.
40: Calcified Cyanobacteria.
41: Calcite Precipitation, Microbially Induced.
42: Calcium Biogeochemistry.
43: Cap Carbonates.
44: Carbon (Organic, Cycling).
45: Carbon (Organic, Degradation).
46: Carbon Cycle.
47: Carbon Isotopes.
48: Carbonate Environments.
49: Carbonates.
50: Cathodoluminescence Microscopy.
51: Chemolithotrophy.
52: Cherts.
53: Chondrites.
54: Chroococcidiopsis.
55: Clay Authigenesis, Bacterial.
56: Coccolithophores.
57: Cold Seeps.
58: Comets.
59: Commensalism.
60: Community.
61: Copper.
62: Cosmic Molecular Clouds.
63: Critical Intervals in Earth History.
64: Cryobiosphere.
65: Cyanobacteria.
66: Deep Biosphere of Salt Deposits.
67: Deep Biosphere of Sediments.
68: Deep Biosphere of the Oceanic Deep Sea.
69: Deep Fluids.
70: Degradation (of Organic Matter).
71: Denitrification.
72: Desert Varnish.
73: Detachment.
74: Diatoms.
75: Dinoflagellates.
76: Divalent Earth Alkaline Cations in Seawater.
77: Diversity.
78: Dolomite, Microbial.
79: Early Earth.
80: Early Precambrian Eukaryotes.
81: Ecological Niche.
82: Ediacaran Biota.
83: Endoliths.
84: Endosymbiosis.
85: Evaporites.
86: Exoenzymes.
87: Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS).
88: Extreme Environments.
89: FE(II)-Oxidizing Prokaryotes.
90: Fe(III)-Reducing Prokaryotes.
91: Fermentation.
92: Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH).
93: Foraminifera.
94: Frutexites.
95: Fungi and Lichens.
96: Gallionella.
97: Geobacter.
98: Geochronology.
99: Geomycology.
100: Geyserite.
101: Glass.
102: Glaucophytes.
103: Gold.
104: Gondwanaland, Formation.
105: Great Oxygenation Event (GOE).
106: Green Algae.
107: Guild.
108: Habitat.
109: Halobacteria – Halophiles.
110: Haptophytes.
111: Heavy Metals.
112: Histology.
113: Hot Springs and Geysers.
114: Hydrogen.
115: Hydrothermal Environments, Fossil.
116: Hydrothermal Environments, Marine.
117: Hydrothermal Environments, Terrestrial.
118: Hypersaline Environments.
119: Ichnology.
120: Immunolocalization.
121: Iron Isotopes.
122: Iron Sulfide Formation.
123: Isotope Fractionation (Metal).
124: Isotopes (Methods).
125: Isotopes and Geobiology.
126: Isotopes, Radiogenic.
127: Karst Ecosystems.
128: Lateral Gene Transfer.
129: Leptothrix.
130: Magnetotactic Bacteria.
131: Manganese (Sedimentary Carbonates and Sulfides).
132: Mass Extinctions, Phanerozoic.
133: Mat-Related Sedimentary Structures.
134: Metagenomics.
135: Metalloenzymes.
136: Metallogenium.
137: Metals, Acquisition by Marine Bacteria.
138: Meteoritics.
139: Methane Oxidation (Aerobic).
140: Methane, Origin.
141: Methanogens.
142: Microbial Biomineralization.
143: Microbial Communities, Structure, and Function.
144: Microbial Degradation.
145: Microbial Ecology of Submarine Caves.
146: Microbial Mats.
147: Microbial Silicification – Bacteria (Or Passive).
148: Microbial Surface Reactivity.
149: Microbialites, Modern.
150: Microbialites, Stromatolites, and Thrombolites.
151: Microbial-Metal Binding.
152: Microbiocorrosion.
153: Microsensors for Sediments, Microbial Mats, and Biofilms.
154: Molar-Tooth Structure.
155: Moonmilk.
156: Mud Mounds.
157: Mutualism.
158: Mycorrhizae.
159: Nan(n)obacteria.
160: Nanocrystals, Microbially Induced.
161: Nickel, Biology.
162: Nitrification.
163: Nitrogen.
164: Nitrogen Fixation.
165: Ores, Microbial Precipitation and Oxidation.
166: Organic Carbon.
167: Organomineralization.
168: Origin of Life.
169: Origins of the Metazoa.
170: Parasitism.
171: Pedogenic Carbonates.
172: Permafrost Microbiology.
173: Phosphorus, Phosphorites.
174: Photosynthesis.
175: Piezophilic Bacteria.
176: Pore Waters.
177: Protozoa (Heterotroph, Eukaryotic).
178: Pyrite Oxidation.
179: Radioactivity (Natural).
180: Radiolaria.
181: Raman Microscopy (Confocal).
182: Reduction Spheroids.
183: Reefs.
184: Remineralization (of Organic Matter).
185: Rhodophyta.
186: RNA-World.
187: Saline Lakes.
188: Salinity History of the Earth's Ocean.
189: Scanning Probe Microscopy (Includes Atomic Force Microscopy).
190: Sediment Diagenesis – Biologically Controlled.
191: Selenium.
192: Shales.