Wood Microbiology, Second Edition, presents the latest advances in wood decay and its prevention. Coverage includes classification of fungi and bacteria, factors affecting growth and survival, fungal metabolism, and wood chemistry. There are also chapters that focus on the anatomical aspects, chemical changes, and ultrastructural effects of wood decay. Additionally, this book discusses major issues associated with wood decay, detecting decay, and how to take protective action against it. This is a one-stop reference resource for wood scientists, wood processing and preserving professionals, foresters and forest pathologists, as well as students of forestry, and wood science and technology courses. It is authored by two leading experts with over 80 years of experience working with timber durability. Provides updated taxonomy and classification of decay groups Presents detailed descriptions of anatomical, chemical, and ultrastructural aspects of wood decay Includes discussions on major issues associated with decay, how to detect decay and preventative measures
Forest trees are known to live in close association with microbial organisms. The nature of this close association can be commensalism, parasitism or mutualism. The word microbiota (microbiomes) has been used to describe this ecological community of tree-associated pathogenic, mutualistic and commensal microorganisms. This volume will lay emphasis on the microbiology of leaves, needles, stems, roots, litter and soil. Following introductory chapters covering the forest ecosystem, this comprehensive title is split into 5 additional sections: phyllosphere microbiome; endosphere; rhizosphere; archaea, viruses in forest ecosystem and microbiota of forest nurseries and tree pests; challenges and potentials. Microbial communities associated with various host trees and different tree tissues are compared, and generalists and specialists among tree-associated microbes are identified. Biotic and abiotic factors determining the composition and the structure of forest tree microbial communities are presented, and the concept of microbial ‘hubs’ is introduced. Together, the editors have 25 years’ worth of experience teaching and conducting research on forest microbiology and this volume is an essential read for any scientist interested in the forest microbiome. Addresses the microbiology of living organs of forest trees including needles, leaves, stems and roots Highlights the potential impact of microbiota inhabiting forest trees on the health and fitness of, and disease progression in, forest biomes Specifically focuses on the phyllosphere, endosphere and rhizosphere forest microbiome
This book has been published a decade after Fires Effects on Ecosystems by DeBano, Neary, and Folliott (1998), and builds on their foundation to update knowledge on natural post-fire processes and describe the use and effectiveness of various restoration strategies that may be applied when human intervention is warranted. The chapters in this book, written by leading scientists, have been compiled to provide relevant and accessible information to students, land managers, and policy-makers as well as other scientists.
|Author||: Paul V. Ellefson|
|Release Date||: 2006|
|Pages||: 187 pages|
Eugene L. Madsen presents a state-of-the-art treatment of microbial diversity and 'cultured' versus 'non-cultured' microbial life. The text is filled with inquiry-driven facts, principles, and perspectives derived from genomics, earth science, and biotechnology.