Marine sediments support complex interactions between macro-and microorganisms that have global implications for carbon and nutrient cycles. What is the state of the science on such interactions from coastal and estuarine environments to the deep sea? How does such knowledge effect environmental management? And what does future research hold in store for scientists, engineers, resource managers, and educators?
Interactions between Macro- and Microorganisms in Marine Sediments responds to these questions, and more, by focusing on:
*Interactions between plants, microorganisms, and marine sediment
*Interactions between animals, microorganisms, and marine sediment
*Interactions between macro- and microorganisms and the structuring of benthic communities
*Impact of macrobenthic activity on microbially-mediated geochemical cycles in sediments
*Conceptual and numeric models of diagenesis that incorporate interactions between macro- and microorganisms
Here is an authoritative overview of the research, experimentation and modeling approaches now in use in our rapidly evolving understanding of life in marine sediments.