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Toward an ecological classification of soil bacteria.
Although researchers have begun cataloging the incredible diversity of bacteria found in soil, we are largely unable to interpret this information in an ecological context, including which groups ofExpand
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Soil-carbon response to warming dependent on microbial physiology
The loss of carbon dioxide from soils increases initially under climate warming, but tends to decline to control levels within a few years. Simulations of the soil-carbon response to warming with aExpand
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The influence of soil properties on the structure of bacterial and fungal communities across land-use types
Abstract Land-use change can have significant impacts on soil conditions and microbial communities are likely to respond to these changes. However, such responses are poorly characterized as fewExpand
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Comparative metagenomic, phylogenetic and physiological analyses of soil microbial communities across nitrogen gradients
Terrestrial ecosystems are receiving elevated inputs of nitrogen (N) from anthropogenic sources and understanding how these increases in N availability affect soil microbial communities is criticalExpand
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Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates – synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward
The response of soil organic matter (OM) decomposition to increasing temperature is a critical aspect of ecosystem responses to global change. The impacts of climate warming on decomposition dynamicsExpand
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Testing the functional significance of microbial community composition.
A critical assumption underlying terrestrial ecosystem models is that soil microbial communities, when placed in a common environment, will function in an identical manner regardless of theExpand
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Differential Growth Responses of Soil Bacterial Taxa to Carbon Substrates of Varying Chemical Recalcitrance
Soils are immensely diverse microbial habitats with thousands of co-existing bacterial, archaeal, and fungal species. Across broad spatial scales, factors such as pH and soil moisture appear toExpand
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Thermal adaptation of decomposer communities in warming soils
  • M. Bradford
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Front. Microbiol.
  • 12 November 2013
Temperature regulates the rate of biogeochemical cycles. One way it does so is through control of microbial metabolism. Warming effects on metabolism change with time as physiology adjusts to the newExpand
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Microbiota, fauna, and mesh size interactions in litter decomposition
Plant litter decomposition is a key process in carbon and nutrient cycling. The critical role of soil-faunal community composition in decomposition has been demonstrated using different mesh sizeExpand
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Litter quality is in the eye of the beholder: initial decomposition rates as a function of inoculum characteristics
Summary 1. The chemical composition of plant litter is commonly considered to indicate its quality as a resource for decomposer organisms. Litter quality, defined in this way, has been shown to be aExpand
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