Emma L. Aronson

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The letter by Amthor et al. (in this issue) on our paper (Aronson and McNulty, 2009) raised some interesting questions and noted an error in our original text. In Aronson and McNulty (2009), we misstated that anthropogenic-induced global warming would result from increased infrared radiation (IR), when the sentence should have read increased convection and(More)
The controls on methane (CH4) flux into and out of soils are not well understood. Environmental variables including temperature, precipitation, and nitrogen (N) status can have strong effects on the magnitude and direction (e.g., uptake vs. release) of CH4 flux. To better understand the interactions between CH4-cycling microorganisms and N in the(More)
Methane is an important anthropogenic greenhouse gas that is produced and consumed in soils by microorganisms responding to micro-environmental conditions. Current estimates show that soil consumption accounts for 5-15% of methane removed from the atmosphere on an annual basis. Recent variability in atmospheric methane concentrations has called into(More)
The temperature of the Earth is rising, and is highly likely to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The study of the effects of sustained heating on the ecosystems of theworld is necessary so thatwemight predict and respond to coming changes on both large and small spatial scales. To this end, ecosystem warming studies have been performed formore(More)
Atmospheric nitrous oxide (N(2)O) accounts for approximately 5% of the global greenhouse effect and destroys stratospheric ozone. Soils are the most important source of N(2)O, which is produced during nitrification and denitrification. To assess the impact of environmental variables and ecosystems on N(2)O flux, we performed a meta-analysis comparing N(2)O(More)
Shifts in microbial communities driven by anthropogenic nitrogen (N) addition have broad-scale ecological consequences. However, responses of microbial groups to exogenous N supply vary considerably across studies, hindering efforts to predict community changes. We used meta-analytical techniques to explore how amoA gene abundances of ammonia-oxidizing(More)
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