Microbiome Community Ecology

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Muhammad Saleem

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ecology book series (BRIEFSECOLOGY)

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This book reviews the mechanisms, patterns, and processes that regulate prokaryotic diversity through different habitats in the context of evolutionary and ecological hypotheses, principles, and theories. Despite the tremendous role of prokaryotic diversity in the function of the global ecosystem, it remains understudied in comparison to the rest of biological diversity. In this book, the authors argue that understanding the mechanisms of species coexistence, functioning relationships (e.g. nutrient cycling and host fitness), and trophic and non-trophic interactions are helpful in addressing the future challenges in basic and applied research in microbial ecology. The authors also examine the ecological and evolutionary responses of prokaryotes to global change and biodiversity loss. Ecological Diversity of the Microbiome in the Context of Ecology Theory and Climate Change aims to bring prokaryotes into the focus of ecological and evolutionary research, especially in the context of global change.


Climate and land use changes Environmental microbiology Evolutionary theory Niche theory Prokaryotic diversity

Authors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Saleem
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11664-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11665-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4759
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4767
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