All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology Principles and Applications

By: Patrick Jjemba
376 pages, Figs, tabs
Environmental Microbiology
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Environmental Microbiology ISBN: 9781578083480 Paperback Dec 2004 Usually dispatched within 5 days
  • Environmental Microbiology ISBN: 9781578083473 Hardback Dec 2004 Out of Print #147984
Selected version: £38.00
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Often microbiologists tend to focus on bacteria, inadvertently ignoring other microbes (i.e. algae, fungi, protozoa, and viruses). This book takes a broader approach.


Microbial Evolution and Diversity; Introduction; The origin of life; Microbial diversity and abundance; Geological evidence of early microbial life on earth; Onset of Photosynthesis and Resultant Diversification; Formation of ozone and its effects; A living Earth; Genetic materials in evolution; Molecular chronometry; Prokaryotes; Abundant but uncultured; Problems encountered by prokaryotes in the environment; Successful Adaptation by prokaryotes to the environment; Salient features of bacterial genome; Protozoa; Evolution of protozoa; Major groups of protozoa; Environmental adaptability, survival, and dispersal of protozoa; Protozoa as symbionts and parasites of metazoans; Motility, Taxes, and other modes of positioning; Physiological ecology of free-living protozoa and their impact on the environment; Reproduction in the successful existence of protozoa in the environment; Fungi, Algae and their Associations; Fungi; Algae; Viruses and Related Particles; What are viruses?; Occurrence of viruses in the environment; Survival of viruses in the environment; Other virus-like particles; Methods in Environmental Microbiology; What microorganisms are present?; Physiological status and activity of microbes in the environment; General approaches to determining microbial biomass and activity; Concluding remarks; Mechanisms of Adaptation by Microorganisms to Environmental Extremes; Principles of selective enrichment; Energetics of microbial processes in the environment; Biotic factors affecting adaptation; Abiotic (Physicochemical) factors affecting adaptation; Ecological Relationships in Exploiting Resources; Levels of ecological organization; Resources; Types of interactions; Typical microbial interactions; Microorganisms in Biogeochemical Cycling; Significance of biogeochemical cycling of nutrient elements; Carbon cycle; Nitrogen cycle; Phosphorus cycle; Sulfur cycle; Iron cycle; Microbial Interactions with Organic Pollutants; Growth-linked biodegradation; Cometabolism; Influence of physicochemical properties on organic compound biodegradation; Mechanisms of metabolizing different classes of organic pollutants; Linking knowledge of microbial metabolism to the fate of pollutants in field sites; Microbiology of the Atmosphere; Impact of microbial activities on the greenhouse effect; Bioaerosols; Interaction of Metals and Metalloids with Microorganisms in the Environment; Chemical and physical properties of environmental significance; Sources of metal pollution; Effects of metal pollution on microbes; Metal corrosion; Biotransformation and bioremoval of heavy metals from polluted environments; Biological cycling of specific heavy metal pollutants; Using microbes to leach metals; Water and Biosolids Microbiolog; Water supply; Waterborne diseases; Water purification and treatment; Water quality testing; Sewage treatment; Self-purification capacity of natural waters; Reuse of sewage and other wastes; Medical Environmental Microbiology; Ecology of infectious agents and progression of diseases; Vector-borne diseases; Food- and waterborne diseases; Airborne infections; Risk assessment; Concluding remarks; Environmental Biotechnology and Biological Control; Problems and opportunities; Some case studies of successful gene expression

Customer Reviews

By: Patrick Jjemba
376 pages, Figs, tabs
Current promotions
British WildlifeWiley-BlackwellBest of Winter 2020Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue