In Systems Biogeochemistry of Major Marine Biomes, a team of distinguished researchers delivers a systemic overview of biogeochemistry across a number of major physiographies of the global ocean: the waters and sediments overlying continental margins; the deep sub-surfaces; the Arctic and Antarctic oceans; and the physicochemical extremes such as the hypersaline and sulfidic marine zones, cold methane seeps and hydrothermal ecosystems.
The book explores state-of-the-art advances in marine geomicrobiology and investigates the drivers of biogeochemical processes. It highlights the imperatives of the unique, fringe, and cryptic processes while studying the geological manifestations and ecological feedbacks of in situ microbial metabolisms. Taking a holistic approach toward the understanding of marine biogeochemical provinces, this book emphasizes the centrality of culture-dependent and culture-independent (meta-omics-based) microbiological information within a systems biogeochemistry framework.
Perfect for researchers and scientists in the fields of geochemistry, geophysics, geomicrobiology, oceanography, and marine science, Systems Biogeochemistry of Major Marine Biomes will also earn a place in the libraries of policymakers and advanced graduate students seeking a one-stop reference on marine biogeochemistry.
Biome I Continental margins
1. Biogeochemistry of marine oxygen minimum zones with special emphasis on the Northern Indian Ocean / Svetlana Fernandes, Subhrangshu Mandal, Kalyani Sivan, Aditya Peketi, and Aninda Mazumdar
2. Sedimentary records of present and past marine sulfur cycling / Harald Strauss
3. The role of microorganisms in iron reduction in marine sediments / Carolina Reyes, and Patrick Meister
4. Biogeochemistry of Nitrogen in the marine system with special emphasis on the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal / Kalyani Sivan, Aninda Mazumdar, Aditya Peketi, and Jittu Mathai
5. Organic carbon in the sediments of western Indian margin / Pratima M. Kessarkar, Venigalla P. Rao, Lina L. Fernandes, and Siby Kurian
Biome II Ocean Depths
6. Deep subsurface microbiomes of the marine realm / Jagannath Sarkar, Nibendu Mondal, Subhrangshu Mandal, Sumit Chatterjee, and Wriddhiman Ghosh
7. Biogeochemistry of marine petroleum systems / Subhrangshu Mandal, Nibendu Mondal, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Wriddhiman Ghosh, and Bhaskar Bhadra
Biome III Polar Oceans
8. Biogeochemical processes in the Arctic Ocean / Rupesh K. Sinha, and Krishnan P. Kottekkatu
9. Biogeochemistry and ecology of the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean / Rahul Mohan, Suhas S. Shetye, Shramik Patil, Sabu Prabhakaran, Vidya P. Jayapalan, and Melena Soares
10. Benthic biome of the Southern Ocean: Present state of knowledge and future perspective / Moumita Bhowmik, Sumit Mandal, and Sarat C. Tripathy
11. Biogeochemistry of the Antarctic coasts: implications for biodiversity and climate change / Amrutha Karayakath, Jitendra K. Pattanaik, Khem C. Saini, Pushpendu Kundu, and Felix Bast
Biome IV Extreme environments
12. Geomicrobiology at a physicochemical limit for Life: Deep-sea hypersaline anoxic basins / Nibendu Mondal, Subhrangshu Mandal, and Wriddhiman Ghosh
13. Ecology of Cold Seep Habitats / Mandar Nanajkar, Kalyan De, Aniket Desai, Sambhaji Mote, and Sabyasachi Sautya
14. Biogeochemical characteristics of hydrothermal systems in Indian Ocean / Surya Prakash Lankalapalli, Sheryl O. Fernandes, Baban Ingole,and John P. Kurian
Aninda Mazumdar is a Principal Scientist of Geological Oceanography at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, India. Wriddhiman Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at Bose Institute in Kolkata, India.