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Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem

1st Edition

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

CRC Press

498 pages | 19 Color Illus. | 146 B/W Illus.

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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.


"… 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

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology