1st Edition

Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem

ISBN 9781498711838
Published March 26, 2015 by CRC Press
498 Pages 19 Color & 146 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The first synthesis of current research regarding Everglades microbial community structure and function, this book provides an understanding of the physical and chemical factors affecting the structure of microbial communities, including nutrient effects, sea level rise, and other potential stressors. The book integrates traditional research on algal and bacterial structure and function, helping to provide a more holistic understanding of the varying microbial communities throughout the Everglades. From periphyton, to soils and detritus, to flocculent organic matter, Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem covers new and emerging methods and their global application.

Table of Contents

Importance of Microorganisms to the Everglades Ecosystem
Andrew D. Gottlieb, James A. Entry, Andrew Ogram and Krish Jayachandran
Water Quality in the Everglades Protection Area
James A. Entry and Andrew D. Gottlieb
Spatial Distribution of Soil Nutrients in the Everglades Protection Area
Todd Z. Osborne, Susan Newman, K. Ramesh Reddy, L. Rex Ellis and Michael S. Ross
Mercury Mass Budget Estimates and Cycling in the Florida Everglades
Guangliang Liu, Yong Cai, Georgio Tachiev and Leonel Lagos
Sea Level Rise in the Everglades: Plant-Soil-Microbial Feedbacks in Response to Changing Physical Conditions
Lisa G. Chambers, Stephen E. Davis and Tiffany G. Troxler
The Importance of Species-Based Microbial Assessment of Water Quality in Freshwater Everglades Wetlands
Evelyn E. Gaiser, Andrew D. Gottlieb, Sylvia S. Lee and Joel C. Trexler
Changes in Hydrology, Nutrient Loading and Conductivity in the Florida Everglades, and Concurrent Effects on Periphyton Community Structure and Function
Andrew D. Gottlieb, Evelyn E. Gaiser and Sylvia S. Lee
The Role of Periphyton Mats in Consumer Community Structure and Function in Calcareous Wetlands: Lessons from the Everglades
Joel C. Trexler, Evelyn E. Gaiser, John S. Kominoski and Jessica L. Sanchez
Nitrogenase Activity in Everglades Periphyton: Patterns, Regulators and Use as an Indicator of System Change
Patrick W. Inglett
Structure and Function of Cyanobacterial Mats in Wetlands of Belize
Jiří Komárek, Dagmara Sirová, Jaroslava Komárková and Eliška Rejmánková
Biological Indicators of Changes in Water Quality and Habitats 218
of the Coastal and Estuarine Areas of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem
Anna H. Wachnicka and G. Lynn Wingard
Epiphytic Diatoms along Phosphorus and Salinity Gradients in Florida Bay (Florida, USA), an Illustrated Guide and Annotated Checklist
Thomas A. Frankovich and Anna Wachnicka
Pigment-Based Chemotaxonomy and its Application to Everglades Periphyton
J.W. Louda, C. Grant, J. Browne and S. Hagerthey
Detecting Calcareous Periphyton Mats in the Greater Everglades Using Passive Remote Sensing Methods
Daniel Gann, Jennifer Richards, Sylvia Lee and Evelyn Gaiser
The Microbial Ecology of Mercury Methylation and Demethylation in the Florida Everglades
Christopher Weidow and Andrew Ogram
Methanogens within the Sawgrass Communities of the Everglades and Biscayne Bay Watersheds
Priyanka Kushwaha, Jacqueline Zayas, Yanie Oliva, Maria Mendoza and DeEtta Mills
Ecological Perspective on the Associations of Syntrophic Bacteria, Methanogens and Methanotrophs in the Florida Everglades WCA-2A Soils
Ashvini Chauhan, Ashish Pathak and Andrew Ogram
Potential for Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Everglades Ecosystem using Native Microorganisms
Kateel G. Shetty and Krish Jayachandran
Algal Toxin Degradation by Indigenous Bacterial Communities in the Everglades Region
Krish Jayachandran and Kateel G. Shetty
Closing Thoughts on the Role of Microbial Ecology in Management and Monitoring of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem
Andrew Ogram, James A. Entry, Andrew Gottlieb, K. Ramesh Reddy and Krish Jayachandran

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James A. Entry, Andrew D. Gottlieb, Krish Jayachandran, Andrew Ogram


"… a comprehensive reference. … The editors [are] experienced researchers of the Everglades environment with varied academic, commercial, and consulting backgrounds. … The references are particularly useful because the information is relevant to wetlands worldwide. … Summing up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty/researchers, and professionals/practitioners."
—K. M. Foos, emeritus, Indiana University East, Richmond, USA for CHOICE, October 2015