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An introduction to stone colonizing micro-organisms and biodeterioration of building stone

Rachael D. Wakefield and Melanie S. Jones
An introduction to stone colonizing micro-organisms and biodeterioration of building stone (in Papers from the Stone weathering and atmospheric pollution network (SWAPNet) conference, Anonymous)
The Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology (November 1998) 31, Part 4: 301-313

Abstract

Over the last decade, the concept of stone decay being caused solely by one or two processes has been revised in favour of a more holistic notion that many operate together, are synergistic and possibly cyclical or seasonal. Certain of these processes may become predominant over others at particular times of the year or at specific periods in the history of the stone. Many researchers from different disciplines now agree that biological deterioration is of significance, and cross disciplinary work is becoming the rule rather than the exception. This short introduction gives an overall view of the principal mechanisms important in stone biodeterioration. The main groups of micro-organisms found on stone and their role in stone biodeterioration are reviewed. The final section discusses decay processes which can be brought about by many different groups of micro-organisms living together as a complex microbial community at the stone surface.


ISSN: 0481-2085
Coden: QJEGA7
Serial Title: The Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology
Serial Volume: 31, Part 4
Title: An introduction to stone colonizing micro-organisms and biodeterioration of building stone
Title: Papers from the Stone weathering and atmospheric pollution network (SWAPNet) conference
Author(s): Wakefield, Rachael D.Jones, Melanie S.
Author(s): Anonymous
Affiliation: Robert Gordon University, School of Applied Sciences, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Pages: 301-313
Published: 199811
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
Meeting name: Stone weathering and atmospheric pollution networks (SWAPNet) conference
Meeting location: Portsmouth, GBR, United Kingdom
Meeting date: 19961996
References: 98
Accession Number: 1999-021870
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Secondary Affiliation: Roslyn Associates, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 199908
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