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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Microbial ecology of the terrestrial subsurface /
Author Ghiorse, William C. ; Wilson, J. T. ; Ghiorse, W. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wilson, John T.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Microbiology.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number PB88252374
Stock Number PB88-252374
OCLC Number 31072396
Subjects Microorganisms--Physiology. ; Groundwater--Microbiology.
Additional Subjects Soil microbiology ; Ground water ; Aquifers ; Ecology ; Sediments ; Anaerobic processes ; Abundance ; Water pollution abatement ; Reprints ; Water quality ; Microorganisms
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD  PB88-252374 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 04/30/2004
NTIS  PB88-252374 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2020
Collation pages 107-172 : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A current view is presented of the microbial ecology of the terrestrial subsurface by considering primarily the ecology of shallow aquifer sediments. The properties of the aquifer sediments and groundwater determine their ability to support microbial life and control the abundance and activities of microorganisms. Pore size, nutrient limitations, availability of electron acceptors, and large surface area for attachment all may have major effects on microbial abundance and activities in aquifer material. Microorganisms are the predominant forms of life in the subsurface. They will be found wherever enough space, nutrients, and water are available for them to live. The function of contaminated aquifers should be regulated by the same processes that occur in pristine aquifers and with the consideration that anaerobic processes will be more influential in contaminated aquifers than in pristine aquifers. (Copyright (c) Academic Press, 1988.)
EPA/600/D-88/196. PB88-252374. Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-172). Microfiche.