Microbial Weathering of Minerals and Rocks in Natural Environments

  title={Microbial Weathering of Minerals and Rocks in Natural Environments},
  author={Toby Samuels and Casey Bryce and Hanna Landenmark and Claire Marie‐Loudon and Natasha Nicholson and Adam H. Stevens and Charles S. Cockell},

Global scientific research in Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation: A bibliometric network analysis

Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP) offers a host of interesting features, both from theoretical and practical standpoints. This process was firstly investigated as a geo-biological

A critical review of mineral–microbe interaction and co-evolution: mechanisms and applications

Abstract Mineral–microbe interactions play important roles in environmental change, biogeochemical cycling of elements and formation of ore deposits. Minerals provide both beneficial (physical and

Geochemical Negative Emissions Technologies: Part I. Review

Over the previous two decades, a diverse array of geochemical negative emissions technologies (NETs) have been proposed, which use alkaline minerals for removing and permanently storing atmospheric

Soil inorganic carbon sequestration through alkalinity regeneration using biologically induced weathering of rock powder and biochar

Soil inorganic carbon (SIC) accounts for about half of the C reserves worldwide and is considered more stable than soil organic carbon (SOC). However, soil acidification, driven mainly by nitrogen

Uranyl Minerals from Abandoned Podgórze Mine (Sudetes Mountains, SW Poland) and Their REE Content

The Podgórze uranium deposit is located near Kowary in the Sudetes Mountains, SW Poland. The mine is located in the Karkonosze-Izera block, largely comprising Cambrian to Devonian metamorphic rocks

Epilithic Microbial Community Functionality in Deep Oligotrophic Continental Bedrock

The results agree with the previously suggested interaction between the deep subsurface microbial communities and the rock surfaces, and that this interaction could be crucial for sustaining life in the harsh anoxic and oligotrophic deep subsURface of crystalline bedrock environment.

The Role of Microorganisms in the Formation, Dissolution, and Transformation of Secondary Minerals in Mine Rock and Drainage: A Review

Mine waste rock and drainage pose lasting environmental, social, and economic threats to the mining industry, regulatory agencies, and society as a whole. Mine drainage can be alkaline, neutral,

Microbes, Weathering and Geomorphology

  • H. Viles
  • Geography
    Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
  • 2021

Estimating microbial growth and hydrogen consumption in hydrogen storage in porous media

A Taxon-Wise Insight Into Rock Weathering and Nitrogen Fixation Functional Profiles of Proglacial Systems

The different genera showed different gene trends within and among the studied systems, indicating a community constituted by a plurality of organisms involved in nitrogen fixation and biotic rock weathering, and where the latter were driven by different organisms at different soil succession stages.



Mineral Type and Solution Chemistry Affect the Structure and Composition of Actively Growing Bacterial Communities as Revealed by Bromodeoxyuridine Immunocapture and 16S rRNA Pyrosequencing

Understanding how minerals affect bacterial communities and their in situ activities in relation to environmental conditions are central issues in soil microbial ecology, as minerals represent

Silicates, Silicate Weathering, and Microbial Ecology

Mineralogy, microbial ecology, and mineral weathering in the subsurface are an intimately linked biogeochemical system. Although bacteria have been implicated indirectly in the accelerated weathering

Ehrlich's Geomicrobiology

This book discusses Geomicrobiology of Manganese, Geomicrobial Interactions with Other Transition Metals, Metalloids, Actinides, and the Rare Earth Elements, and Biogenesis and Biodegradation of Sulfide Minerals in the Earth's Surface.

Biogeomorphology and contingent ecosystem engineering in karst landscapes

While karst is not biogenic in the same sense as, say, coral reefs or peat bogs, and carbonate dissolution can occur abiotically, formation of karst landscapes would not occur in the absence of the

Cellular dissolution at hypha- and spore-mineral interfaces revealing unrecognized mechanisms and scales of fungal weathering

Observations indicate that (1) only attached cells release siderophores and (2) biomechanical forces of hyphal growth are indispensable for fungal weathering and strong enough to breach the mineral lattice.

Actinobacteria—An Ancient Phylum Active in Volcanic Rock Weathering

A molecular biological analysis of Icelandic volcanic rocks of different compositions and glassiness revealed the presence of Actinobacteria as an abundant phylum. In outcrops of basaltic glass they