1Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia
2Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, India
*Corresponding author: Jay Prakash Verma, Assistant Professor, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, India, Tel: +91-452762725; 0451-956-705; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: December 13, 2017;Published: January 22, 2018
Volume1 Issue1 January 2018
The present review is based on book entitled “Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry” which is an interdisciplinary research based compilation of two or more discipline such as Geology, Microbiology, Biology and Chemistry. Microorganisms have played a role for shaping the earth and making it more fit for habitation of higher forms of life. The metabolic diversity and capability of microbes have found to harvest energy from oxidation and reduction process. The exploration on microbiological processes has led to the newly evolving fields of geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry, linking the geosphere and the biosphere. This book has covered broader research and multidisciplinary aspects such as bioremediation of contaminated environments, biomining, biotechnological applications of extremophiles, subsurface petroleum microbiology, enhanced oil recovery using microbes and their products, metal extraction from soil, soil elemental cycling and plant nutrition. It is a comprehensive book that describes current knowledge of how microbial activities have influenced the biogeochemical processes & how these biogeochemical processes can be helpful in improvement environmental management for sustaining life.
Keywords: Geomicrobiology; Biogeochemistry; Extremophiles; Bioremediation; Environmental management