The environmentally oriented specialities of microbiology are in the midst of a major paradigm shift from a focus on single or a few key microbial species to consideration of the entirety of the microbial community and its interactions.
This fully revised and updated third edition focuses on the importance of soil microbial communities to sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems and solutions to global problems. Basic principles are covered, and details of the finer points of processes and their implications have been updated. This is a one-of-a-kind reference for advanced students and professionals.
ROBERT L. TATE III, PhD, is Professor of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Environmental Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the author of a number of books on soil microbiology, including Microbial Ecology and Soil Organic Matter.