© 2012

Bio-Geo Interactions in Metal-Contaminated Soils

  • Erika Kothe
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Aparajita Das, Irena Sherameti, Ajit Varma
    Pages 1-15
  3. Götz Haferburg, Erika Kothe
    Pages 17-34
  4. D. Jianu, V. Iordache, B. Soare, L. Petrescu, A. Neagoe, C. Iacob et al.
    Pages 35-79
  5. Christian Lorenz, Dirk Merten, Götz Haferburg, Erika Kothe, Georg Büchel
    Pages 99-112
  6. D. Medas, R. Cidu, P. Lattanzi, F. Podda, G. De Giudici
    Pages 113-130
  7. Nils Baumann, Thuro Arnold, Martin Lonschinski
    Pages 131-141
  8. Neeru Narula, Martin Reinicke, Götz Haferburg, Erika Kothe, Rishi Kumar Behl
    Pages 143-162
  9. Eileen Schütze, Erika Kothe
    Pages 163-182
  10. Felicia Gherghel, Katrin Krause
    Pages 183-199
  11. Wolfram Adlassnig, Stefan Wernitznig, Irene K. Lichtscheidl
    Pages 201-231
  12. Viera Banásová, Eva Ďurišová, Miriam Nadubinská, Erika Gurinová, Milada Čiamporová
    Pages 233-250
  13. Ileana Cornelia Farcasanu, Mihaela Matache, Virgil Iordache, Aurora Neagoe
    Pages 251-278
  14. Aurora Neagoe, Virgil Iordache, Ileana Cornelia Fărcăşanu
    Pages 297-325
  15. Katarzyna Turnau, Stefan Gawroński, Przemysław Ryszka, Douglas Zook
    Pages 327-348
  16. María Julia Amoroso, Carlos Mauricio Abate
    Pages 349-364
  17. Frank Schindler, Matthias Gube, Erika Kothe
    Pages 365-383
  18. V. Iordache, R. Lăcătuşu, D. Scrădeanu, M. Onete, S. Ion, I. Cobzaru et al.
    Pages 385-416

About this book


Metal contamination is an increasing ecological and eco-toxicological risk. Understanding the processes involved in metal mobilization, sorption and mineralization in soils are key features for soil bioremediation.

Following an introduction to the physical, chemical and biological components of contaminated soils, various chapters address the interactions of soil, microorganisms, plants and the water phase necessary to transfer metals into biological systems. These include topics such as potential hazards at mining sites; rare earth elements in biotic and abiotic acidic systems; manganese redox reactions; biomineralisation, uranium in seepage water; metal-resistant streptomycetes; mycorrhiza in re-forestation; metal (hyper)accummulation in plants; microbial metal uptake; and their potential for bioremediation.

This book will be of interest to soil biologists, geologists and chemists, researchers and graduate students, as well as consulting companies and small enterprises involved in bioremediation.


Bioremediation Heavy metal contaminated soils Metal hyperaccummulation Plant metal accumulation Polluted mining sites Soil pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Erika Kothe
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
  1. 1., Institute of Microbiology - Microbial PhFriedrich Schiller Universität JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial SciencesAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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