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 excited by the interrelationships of Earth and lifestyles. during the last decade, in spite of the fact that, geobiology, the identify given to this interdisciplinary endeavour, has emerged as an exhilarating and quickly increasing box, fuelled via advances in molecular phylogeny, a brand new microbial ecology made attainable by means of the molecular revolution, more and more refined new recommendations for imaging and picking out chemical compositions of solids on nanometer scales, the improvement of non-traditional reliable isotope analyses, Earth platforms technology and Earth procedure heritage, and accelerating exploration of different planets inside and past our sunlight approach.
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 historical past within the oceans and its courting to evolution and the beginning of lifestyles itself..
This booklet is the 1st to set out a coherent set of ideas that underpin geobiology, and may act as a foundational textual content that may pace the dissemination of these rules. The chapters were rigorously selected to supply intellectually wealthy yet concise summaries of key issues, and every has been written through a number of of the prime scientists in that field..
Fundamentals of Geobiology is aimed toward complex undergraduates and graduates within the Earth and organic sciences, and to the turning out to be variety of scientists all over the world who've an curiosity during this burgeoning new discipline.
Additional assets for this publication 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 approaches (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 okay. Newman, Victoria J. Orphan and Anna?Louise Reysenbach
Chapter 14 strong Isotope Geobiology (pages 250–268): D. T. Johnston and W. W. Fischer
Chapter 15 Biomarkers: Informative Molecules for stories 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