1st Edition

Climate Change and Microbes Impacts and Vulnerability

Edited By Javid A. Parray, Suhaib A. Bandh, Nowsheen Shameem Copyright 2022
    320 Pages 6 Color Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    320 Pages 6 Color Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    320 Pages 6 Color Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This book provides an enlightening picture of the role of microbes for sustaining life systems and how climatic factors will 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 and 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.

    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 Altaf, 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 Food-borne 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 B. K. 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 Agroecosystems 

    Anamika Chattopadhyay and G. Thiribhuvanamala 


    Javid A. Parray, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Department at Government Degree College Eidgah, Srinagar, India, where he teaches environmental science. He has published research articles and has authored books, 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. 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.

    Suhaib A. Bandh, PhD, is 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. He is the President of the Academy of EcoScience and a life member of the Academy of Plant Sciences and the National Environmental Science Academy. He is a recipient of many awards and has participated in national and international conferences. He has recently edited and authored several books, including Freshwater Microbiology: Perspectives of Bacterial Dynamics in Lake Ecosystems; Environmental Management: Environmental Issues, Awareness and Abatement; and Environmental Perspectives and Issues.

    Nowsheen Shameem, PhD, is 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 research proposals and ideas. She has published many research articles in international and national journals and has presented her research work at 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.