1st Edition

Climate Change and Microbes
Impacts and Vulnerability

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ISBN 9781774637210
January 15, 2022 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
335 Pages 6 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides an enlightening picture of the role of microbes for sustaining life systems and how climatic factors change the course of the processes. Climate Change and Microbes: Impacts and Vulnerability explores the little-addressed issue of the effects of climate change on microbial ecosystems and the influence of climate change on microbiome diversity across various habitats and regions.

Recent years have seen the evidence that microbial communities are neither immune to disruption nor do they have the capacity to recover completely after a stressful climate event. This volume documents the important role of microorganisms as climate engineers and considers mitigation and adaptation strategies as well. It goes on to present the research that addresses a diverse array of topics on the impact of climate change on plant-microbe interactions and microbial aquatic life, change-induced aggravations in microbial populations and processes. The book also addresses microbial foodborne diseases resulting from challenging climates. Other topics include algae as indicators of climate change and strategies for facilitating sustainable agro-ecosystems.

This book will be immensely helpful in the study of plant microbiology, agricultural sciences, biotechnology, climate science, and environmental microbiology. It will also be applicable to the field of microbial biotechnology, agricultural, and other life and environmental sciences.

Table of Contents

1. Role of Microorganisms as Climate Engineers: Mitigation and Adaptations to Climate Change

Muhammad Mahroz Hussain, Zia Ur Rahman Farooqi, Fahad Rasheed, and Waqas Mohy Ud Din

2. Climate Change-Induced Aggravations in Microbial Population and Processes: Constraints and Remediations

Waqas Mohy Ud Din, Muhammad Mahroz Hussain, and Zia Ur Rahman Farooqi

3. The Vulnerability of Microbial Ecosystems in a Challenging Climate

Basharat A. Bhat, Lubna Tariq, Rakeeb A. Mir, Ishfaq Majeed, and Maajid M Bandh

4. Climate Change and Its Influence on Microbial Diversity, Communities, and Processes

Irteza Qayoom, Haika Mohi-Ud-Din, Aqsa Khursheed, Aashia Beigh, and Suhaib A. Bandh

5. Climate Change and Its Impact on Plant-Microbe Interaction

S. S. Khandare and M. G. Ingale

6. Climate Change and Microbial Aquatic Life

Tanzeela Rehman, Shahnaz Bashir, Mohazib Nabi, and Suhaib A. Bandh

7. Microbial Foodborne Diseases Due to Climate Change

John Mohd War, Anees Un Nisa, Abdul Hamid Wani, and Mohd Yaqub Bhat

8. Algae as Indicators of Climate Change

Christy Bk Sangma and Sabira Sultana

9. Regulation of Ethylene Levels with 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylate Deaminase Produced by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria

Aparna B. Gunjal

10. Core Microbiome of Solanum lycopersicum for Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems

Anamika Chattopadhyay and G. Thiribhuvanamala

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Javid A. Parray, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Department at Government Degree Eidgah, Srinagar, India, where he teaches the subject of environmental science. He has published many research articles in reputable refereed international and national journals. He has authored books on different themes, including Approaches to Heavy Metal Tolerance in Plants; Sustainable Agriculture: Biotechniques in Plant Biology; and Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome. He was awarded the "Emerging Scientist of Year Award" by the Indian Academy of Environmental Science for the year 2015 in addition to being awarded with an international travel grant for participating in international conferences. Dr. Parray completed a fast-track project entitled "Molecular characterization and metabolic potential of rhizospheric bacteria from Arnebia benthamii across North Western Himalaya" at CORD, University of Kashmir, India. He finished his postdoctorate research associateship on a DBT-funded project entitled "Tissue culture-based network programme on saffron." He earned a PhD in Environmental Science with a specialization in plant microbe interaction on the topic "Evaluating role of Rhizospheric bacteria in saffron culture" from the University of Kashmir, India.

Suhaib A. Bandh, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir at Government Degree College, Pulwama, India, where he teaches courses on environmental science and disaster management at the graduate level. He is the President of the Academy of EcoScience in addition to being a life member of the Academy of Plant Sciences, India, and the National Environmental Science Academy. He is a recipient of many awards and has participated in a number of national and international conferences organized by reputed scientific bodies in India and abroad. He has a number of scientific publications to his credit, published in some highly reputed and impacted journals. Dr. Bandh has recently edited and authored a number of books, including Freshwater Microbiology: Perspectives of Bacterial Dynamics in Lake Ecosystems; Environmental Management: Environmental Issues, Awareness and Abatement, and Environmental Perspectives and Issues. Dr. Bandh is currently editing a special issue on "Ecology and Biotechnological Applications of Biofilm" in BioMed Research International.

Nowsheen Shameem, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science at Cluster University Srinagar, India. She has worked as a project associate on the DBT-sanctioned project on "Spawn production for the entrepreneurs of Kashmir Valley" at CORD, University of Kashmir, India. She has also worked as a group leader for drafting a number of research proposals and ideas. She has published many research articles in reputed, refereed international and national journals of Springer, Elsevier, and Hindawi. She has also presented her research work at international and national conferences. Dr. Shameem finished her doctorate through the University of Kashmir on "Phytochemical analysis and nutraceutical value of some wild mushrooms growing in Kashmir Valley" in 2017.