Terrestrial Biomes: Geographic Distribution, Biodiversity and Environmental Threats

Marlon Nguyen

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI030000

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This book provides current research on terrestrial biomes. Chapter One demonstrates the severe conditions of arctic areas that lead to the formation of common characteristics for all complexes of soil microfungi. Chapter Two discusses plant and terrestrial microbial communities in the Alaskan tundra.

Chapter Three examines spontaneous stand regeneration and herb layer restoration in post-fire woods 16 years after a forest fire. Chapter Four reviews regularities and features of differentiation and anthropogenic transformation of steppe vegetation. In Chapter Five, the capacity of combination of biomass and native microorganism for fique bagasse from farmers from a region of Colombia named Oriente Antioqueño, was studied with the objective to degrade the tetracolorisoftalonitril active ingredient.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1
Geographic Distribution and Biodiversity of Microfungi in Soils of the Arctic Regions (At Taimyr Peninsula and Nearby Islands as a Simulation Model of Arctic)
(I. Yu. Kirtsideli and D. Yu. Vlasov, V. L. Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 2
The Alaskan Tundra: Plant and Terrestrial Microbial Communities in a Changing Climate
(O. Roger Anderson, Biology, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA)

Chapter 3
Spontaneous Stand Regeneration and Herb Layer Restoration in Post-Fire Woods 16 Years after a Forest Fire (Rudziniec Forests, Southern Poland Case)
(Anna Orczewska, Katarzyna ¯o³na and Ma³gorzata ¯aczek, University of Silesia, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, Department of Ecology, Katowice, Poland)

Chapter 4
Regularities and Features of Differentiation and Anthropogenic Transformation of Steppe Vegetation
(F. N. Lisetskii, V. K. Tokhtar, V. M. Ostapko, S. A. Prykhodko and T. V. Petrunova, Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russia)

Chapter 5
Use of Microorganisms as an Environmental Alternative to Treat Agro-Industrial Waste
(Adriana M. Quinchía Figueroa, Juliana Uribe Castrillón, Verónica Cortés Durán, Juan Carlos Loaiza Usuga, Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia; Research group on sostenibility, infrastucture and Land SITE – Colombia, and others)

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