Wetlands are ecologically as well as economically important systems due to their high productivity, their nutrient (re)cycling capacities, and their prominent contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. Around the globe, wetlands are under high pressure due to anthropogenic activities as well as climate change. This volume contributes to the widespread information on the microbiology of wetlands and discusses the gaps therein to be assessed in future wetland research. The key developments in wetland microbiology in the twenty-first century are also explored.
Shalinee Naidoo obtained her Master of Science degree cum laude in Microbiology from The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa in 2014. Her research interests lie in Environmental Microbiology and water management. She has been involved in a range of research projects funded by The Water Research Commission and The Medical Research Council of South Africa. She is currently a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and a recipient of numerous scholarship programs including the Erasmus Mundus SAPIENT program between Europe and South Africa. She has spent time teaching Chemistry and English to children in Asia and is currently the founder of Scientist's Sanctuary, an online science communication company specialising in science writing and designing.