This book highlights the impact of climate change on the soil microbiome and its subsequent effects on plant health, soil-plant dynamics, and the ecosphere. It also discusses emerging ideas to counteract these effects, e.g., through agricultural applications of functional microbes, to ensure a sustainable ecosystem.
Climate change is altering the soil microbiome distributions and thus the interactions in the microbiome and plant-soil microorganisms. Improvement of our understanding of microbe-microbe and plant-microbe interaction under changing climatic conditions is essential because the overall impact of these interactions under varying adverse environmental conditions is lacking. Climate Change and the Microbiome has been designed to understand the impact of climate change, i.e., mainly salt and drought stress, on the soil microbiome and its impact on plants, yield, and the ecosphere.
The book is organized into four parts: The first part reviews the impact of climate change on the diversity and richness of the soil microbiome. The second part addresses the effects of climate change on plant health. The third part discusses effects on soil-plant dynamics and functionality, e.g., soil productivity. The final part deals with the effects of climate change on ecosystem functioning and also discusses potential solutions.
Climate Change and the Microbiome will appeal to students and researchers working in the area of soil science, agriculture, molecular biology, plant physiology, and biotechnology.
D. K. Choudhary is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (MNASc), India. He holds a PhD in Microbiology and is currently working as an Associate Professor at Amity University, Noida. Dr Choudhary has worked as Principal Investigator on major GOI-sponsored projects. He has published over 87 research articles for respected national and international journals, as well as several major review articles and chapters in books. He has also edited more than 10 books sponsored by SpringerNature.
Dr Arti Mishra is an Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Noida, India. She is working in the area of bioremediation, plant-microbe Interaction, environmental microbiology. Dr Mishra has a number of research papers and review articles to her credit in the journals of international repute. In addition, Dr Mishra has been recognized as a member of The Biotech Research Society (BRSI), India. She has been awarded Dr D S Kothari postdoctoral fellowship from UGC in 2016 for postdoctoral research work at the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Dr Mishra received her PhD in Botany from APS University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India and MS in Biology from Linköping University, Sweden.
Prof. Dr Ajit Varma is currently the Group Dy. Vice-Chancellor, a Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Eminence, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (Amity University Uttar Pradesh) & Vice Chairman, Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation, Amity Campus, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was a visiting professor to many internationally reputed Universities. He has received more than 100 awards from several notable scientific bodies such as Commonwealth Fellowship (Australia), National Research Council (Canada), Alexander von-Humboldt Foundation (Germany), National Science Foundation (USA), Swiss Federal Research Fellowship (Switzerland), BP Koirala award (Nepal), DFG-INSA Fellowship (Indo-Germany), FAMI Award 2011 (India) and many more.
He has successfully supervised over 109 PhD students and one D.Sc student. He has published over 450 research articles, which appeared in National and International, journals of repute and also several major review articles and chapters in books, published 114 books in the area of Microbial Technology, published by Academic Press, London, CRC Press, Florida, USA, IDRC, Canada and Springer-Verlag, Germany. Nominated as Editor-in-Chief by Springer-Verlag (Germany & New York), the leading science-publishing house, to prepare volumes in the Soil Biology series. He has been nominated as Editor-in-Chief by IK Internationals to make a series of books on Microbial and Biotechnological Research, and as Academic Editor for the International Journal of Plant & Soil Science.