Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry: A Dual Perspective

  • Patricia M. Glibert
  • Todd M. Kana

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Unraveling Microbial Diversity and Their Processes

  3. Viewing Growth and Trophodynamics Through a Stoichiometric Lens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Susan S. Kilham, Peter Kilham
      Pages 67-75
  4. Understanding the Mysteries of Light and Nitrogen

  5. Looking in the Rear View Mirror: The Long View on Changing Ecosystems

  6. Focusing on Unique Systems, Processes and Dynamics

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-300

About this book


This book highlights perspectives, insights, and data in the coupled fields of aquatic microbial ecology and biogeochemistry when viewed through the lens of collaborative duos – dual career couples. Their synergy and collaborative interactions have contributed substantially to our contemporary understanding of pattern, process and dynamics. This is thus a book by dual career couples about dual scientific processes.

The papers herein represent wide-ranging topics, from the processes that structure microbial diversity to nitrogen and photosynthesis metabolism, to dynamics of changing ecosystems and processes and dynamics in individual ecosystems. In all, these papers take us from the Arctic to Africa, from the Arabian Sea to Australia, from small lakes in Maine and Yellowstone hot vents to the Sargasso Sea, and in the process provide analyses that make us think about the structure and function of all of these systems in the aquatic realm. This book is useful not only for the depth and breadth of knowledge conveyed in its chapters, but serves to guide dual career couples faced with the great challenges only they face. Great teams do make great science. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia M. Glibert
    • 1
  • Todd M. Kana
    • 2
  1. 1.Horn Point LaboratoryUniversity of Maryland Center Envir. SciCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Horn Point LaboratoryUniversity of Maryland Center Enviro SciCambridgeUSA

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