This volume presents information and techniques which are at the leading edge of microbial acid rain research and addresses a number of topical and important issues of global concern. Topics discussed include microbial responses to low pH and biogeochemical processes. Cycling of organic matter, microbial interactions with higher forms of biota, and the factors affecting these processes and interactions are described. This book is of special interest to researchers and those involved in management of acid - stressed waters.
Microbes, Sediments, and Acidified Water: The Importance of Biological Buffering. Effects of Lake Acidification on Microbial Populations and Processes. Biogeochemical Cycling of Organic Matter in Acidic Environments: Are Microbial Degradative Processes Adapted to low pH? Microbial Biogeochemical Processes in a Naturally Acidic Wetland, The Okefenokee Swamp. Sulfur Biogeochemistry of an Acidic Lake in the Adirondack Region of New York. Epilithic Microbial Populations and Leaf Decomposition in Acid Stressed Streams. Algal Assemblages in Acid Stressed Lakes with Particular Emphasis on Diatoms and Chrysophytes. Diatom Stratigraphy in Acid Stressed Lakes in The Netherlands, Canada, and China. Protozoan Bacterivory in Acidified Waters: Methods of Analysis and the Effect of pH. Index.