1st Edition

Climate Change and Microbial Diversity Advances and Challenges

Edited By Suhaib A. Bandh, Javid A. Parray, Nowsheen Shameem Copyright 2023
    296 Pages 10 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    296 Pages 10 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    296 Pages 10 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    The ongoing global climate change triggered by greenhouse gas growth has had a significant effect on the microbial dynamics of plants and soils. This volume explores the various microbial responses of plants and soils caused directly or indirectly by climate change resulting from rising greenhouse gases and other factors. The book considers the rapidly changing environment and the important role of microbiomes in restoring soil and plant health and in creating sustainable approaches. It discusses the adaptation and mitigation of plants and soils, specifically addressing such topics as biogeochemical processes, antimicrobial resistance, the dynamics of bacteria and fungus in extreme environments, bacterial siderophores for sustainability, and more. The volume also looks at edaphic and regeneration performance of tree species in the temperate forests.

    1. Microbial Responses Under Climate Change Scenarios: Adaptation and Mitigations 

    Zia UR Rahman Farooqi, Waqas Mohy UD Din, and Muhammad Mahroz Hussain 

    2. Microbial Manipulation for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions 

    Sheikh Firdous Ahmad, Triveni Dutt, and Bharat Bhushan 

    3. Biogeochemical Processes and Climatic Change 

    Irshad A. Lone and Mahajabeen Akhter 

    4. Seasonal Dynamics of Bacterial and Fungal Lineages in Extreme Environments 

    Nafeesa Farooq Khan, Uzma Zehra, Zafar A Reshi, Manzoor Ahmad Shah, and Tawseef Rehman Baba 

    5. Antimicrobial Resistance, Climate Change, and Public Health 

    Khurshid Ahmad Tariq 

    6. Factors Responsible for Spatial Distribution of Enzyme Activity in Soil 

    Taniya Sengupta Rathore 

    7. Exploration of Bacterial Siderophores for Sustainable Future 

    Anita V. Handore, S. R. Khandelwal, Rajib Karmakar, and D. V. Handore 

    8. Forest Cuttings and Their Impact on Edaphic and Regeneration Performance of Tree Species in the Temperate Forests of Kashmir Himalaya 

    Musheerul Hassan, Shiekh Marifatul Haq, Amrina Shafi, and Huma Habib 

    9. Assessment of Standing Biomass, Forest Structure, and Edaphic Properties in the Temperate Forest of Kashmir Himalaya 

    Shiekh Marifatul Haq, Musheerul Hassan, Huma Habib, and Gulzar Ahmed Rather 

    10. Rapidly Changing Environment and Role of Microbiome in Restoring and Creating Sustainable Approaches 

    Manishankar Chakraborty, Udaya Kumar Vandana, Debayan Nandi, Lakkakula Satish, and P. B. Mazumder 


    Suhaib A. Bandh, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir at Government Degree College, D.H. Pora, Kulgam, India, where he teaches courses on environmental science and disaster management. He is 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 in India and abroad. He has many scientific publications to his credit and 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 also an academic editor of several Hindawi journals.

    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 in international and national journals and has authored several 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 an Emerging Scientist of the Year Award from the Indian Academy of Environmental Science in 2015. Dr. Parray completed a fast-track project titled “Molecular characterization and metabolic potential of rhizospheric bacteria from Arnebia benthamii across North Western Himalaya” at CORD, University of Kashmir, India.

    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 a 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 several research proposals and ideas. She has published many research articles in international and national journals published by Springer, Elsevier, and Hindawi. She has also presented her research work at international and national conferences.