Freshwater Mycology: Perspectives of Fungal Dynamics in Freshwater Ecosystems presents chapters from expert contributors around the world. Through the contributed chapters, the contributors explore the perspectives of fungal dynamics in freshwater ecosystems, especially their diversity, distribution, functioning and role, biotransformation and bioprospecting potential, methodical advancements and metagenomic insights. Written with aquatic ecologists in mind, this book provides information on oceanic, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems not currently well understood and identifies new questions and answers about the roles of mycology in aquatic ecosystems. This topic is becoming an increasingly important area to understand due to the increasing global transports of microbes due to climate change and human actions. This is leading to a rapid loss of healthy freshwater ecosystems, the grave problem of antibiotic resistance, and the rarity of qualified mycology taxonomists and molecular systematicians.
1. Ecology of aquatic hyphomycete spores: What do we know, where do we go from here?
2. Diversity of freshwater ascomycetes in the Western Ghats of India
3. Diversity of freshwater fungi in polar and alpine lakes
4. Fungal diversity in drinking water distribution systems
5. Phyllosphere of submerged plants: a reservoir of mycobiota
6. Fungal organisms: a check for harmful algal blooms
7. Mycoloop: role in shaping aquatic ecosystems
8. Biochemical and industrial potential of aquatic fungi
9. Bioprospecting, biotransformation and bioremediation potential of fungi in freshwater ecosystems
10. Fungicide and pesticide fallout on aquatic fungi
11. Heavy metal accumulation potential of aquatic fungi
12. Diseases and Infections due to freshwater fungi
13. An insight into the study methods of aquatic fungi
14. Metagenomic insights into the fungal assemblages of freshwater ecosystems
15. Freshwater fungi in the Amazon as a potential source of antimicrobials
16. Fungi: the indicators of pollution
Dr Suhaib A. Bandh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Higher Education, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. Dr Bandh is the President and founder of the Academy of EcoScience besides being a life member of the Academy of Plant Sciences India and National Environmental Science Academy India. Dr Bandh, a recipient of many awards, has several scientific publications in some highly reputed and impacted journals to his credit, which attest to his scientific insight, fine experimental skills and outstanding writing skills. Dr Bandh has edited and authored many books with some leading scholarly publishing houses including Springer Nature, Elsevier Inc USA, Callisto References and AAP/CRC, A Taylor & Francis Group. Dr Bandh, the managing editor of Micro-Environer, is an Academic Editor of the Journal Advances in Agriculture and International Journal of Clinical Practices published by Hindawi.
Dr Sana Shafi is an Assistant Professor at Sri Pratap College Srinagar teaching environmental science to post-graduate and integrated post-graduate courses. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Science and an M. Phil and a PhD degree in the area of Environmental Microbiology from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar. She has participated in a number of national and international conferences held by different reputed scientific bodies. She has a number of scientific publications to her credit. She has published her research findings in some highly reputed and impacted journals, which attest to her scientific insight, fine experimental skills and outstanding writing skills. Dr Sana has recently published a book and multiple articles.