By Andrew H. Knoll, Professor Don E. Canfield, Kurt O. Konhauser
2012 PROSE Award, Earth Science: Honorable point out
For greater than fifty years scientists were curious about the interrelationships of Earth and existence. during the last decade, despite the fact that, geobiology, the identify given to this interdisciplinary endeavour, has emerged as an exhilarating and quickly increasing box, fuelled through advances in molecular phylogeny, a brand new microbial ecology made attainable by way of the molecular revolution, more and more subtle new thoughts for imaging and deciding upon chemical compositions of solids on nanometer scales, the improvement of non-traditional good isotope analyses, Earth structures technology and Earth approach heritage, and accelerating exploration of different planets inside and past our sun process.
Geobiology has many faces: there's the microbial weathering of minerals, bacterial and skeletal biomineralization, the jobs of autotrophic and heterotrophic metabolisms in elemental biking, the redox heritage within the oceans and its dating to evolution and the starting place of lifestyles itself..
This e-book is the 1st to set out a coherent set of ideas that underpin geobiology, and may act as a foundational textual content that might pace the dissemination of these rules. The chapters were rigorously selected to supply intellectually wealthy yet concise summaries of key subject matters, and every has been written by way of a number of of the prime scientists in that field..
Fundamentals of Geobiology is aimed toward complicated undergraduates and graduates within the Earth and organic sciences, and to the turning out to be variety of scientists world wide who've an curiosity during this burgeoning new discipline.
Additional assets for this ebook are available at: http://www.wiley.com/go/knoll/geobiology.
Chapter 1 what's Geobiology? (pages 1–4): Andrew H. Knoll, Donald E. Canfield and Kurt O. Konhauser
Chapter 2 the worldwide Carbon Cycle: organic strategies (pages 5–19): Paul G. Falkowski
Chapter three the worldwide Carbon Cycle: Geological procedures (pages 20–35): Klaus Wallmann and Giovanni Aloisi
Chapter four the worldwide Nitrogen Cycle (pages 36–48): Bess Ward
Chapter five the worldwide Sulfur Cycle (pages 49–64): Donald E. Canfield and James Farquhar
Chapter 6 the worldwide Iron Cycle (pages 65–92): Brian Kendall, Ariel D. Anbar, Andreas Kappler and Kurt O. Konhauser
Chapter 7 the worldwide Oxygen Cycle (pages 93–104): James F. Kasting and Donald E. Canfield
Chapter eight Bacterial Biomineralization (pages 105–130): Kurt Konhauser and Robert Riding
Chapter nine Mineral–Organic–Microbe Interfacial Chemistry (pages 131–149): David J. Vaughan and Jonathan R. Lloyd
Chapter 10 Eukaryotic Skeletal Formation (pages 150–187): Adam F. Wallace, Dongbo Wang, Laura M. Hamm, Andrew H. Knoll and Patricia M. Dove
Chapter eleven crops and Animals as Geobiological brokers (pages 188–204): David J. Beerling and Nicholas J. Butterfield
Chapter 12 A Geobiological View of Weathering and Erosion (pages 205–227): Susan L. Brantley, Marina Lebedeva and Elisabeth M. Hausrath
Chapter thirteen Molecular Biology's Contributions to Geobiology (pages 228–249): Dianne ok. Newman, Victoria J. Orphan and Anna?Louise Reysenbach
Chapter 14 solid Isotope Geobiology (pages 250–268): D. T. Johnston and W. W. Fischer
Chapter 15 Biomarkers: Informative Molecules for reports in Geobiology (pages 269–296): Roger E. Summons and Sara A. Lincoln
Chapter sixteen The Fossil checklist of Microbial existence (pages 297–314): Andrew H. Knoll
Chapter 17 Geochemical Origins of existence (pages 315–332): Robert M. Hazen
Chapter 18 Mineralogical Co?Evolution of the Geosphere and Biosphere (pages 333–350): Robert M. Hazen and Dominic Papineau
Chapter 19 Geobiology of the Archean Eon (pages 351–370): Roger Buick
Chapter 20 Geobiology of the Proterozoic Eon (pages 371–402): Timothy W. Lyons, Christopher T. Reinhard, Gordon D. Love and Shuhai Xiao
Chapter 21 Geobiology of the Phanerozoic (pages 403–424): Steven M. Stanley
Chapter 22 Geobiology of the Anthropocene (pages 425–436): Daniel P. Schrag