Environmental Microbiology

Environmental microbiology is the study of the composition and physiology of microbial communities in the environment. The environment in this case means the soil, water, air and sediments covering the planet and can also include the animals and plants that inhabit these areas. Environmental microbiology also includes the study of microorganisms that exist in artificial environments such as bioreactors Structure and activities of microbial communities, Microbial interactions and interactions with macroorganisms, Population biology of microorganisms, Microbes and surfaces (adhesion and biofilm formation), Microbial community genetics and evolutionary processes, (Global) element cycles and biogeochemical processes, Microbial life in extreme and unusual little-explored environments, Biofilm Engineering, pollution microbiology, microbially-influenced global changes, extremophiles and life in extreme and unusual little-explored habitats, microbes and surfaces, microbial interactions and interactions with plants, animals and non-living environmental factors, the structure, activities and communal behavior of microbial communities it also integrates with biotechnology.