A decade of irrigation transforms the soil microbiome of a semi-arid pine forest.

@article{Hartmann2017ADO,
  title={A decade of irrigation transforms the soil microbiome of a semi-arid pine forest.},
  author={Martin Hartmann and Ivano Brunner and Frank Hagedorn and Richard D Bardgett and Beat Stierli and Claude 3 Herzog and Xiamei Chen and Andreas Zingg and Elisabeth Graf-Pannatier and Andreas Rigling and B Frey},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={1190-1206}
}
The impact of climate change on the soil microbiome potentially alters the biogeochemical cycle of terrestrial ecosystems. In semi-arid environments, water availability is a major constraint on biogeochemical cycles due to the combination of high summer temperatures and low rainfall. Here, we explored how 10 years of irrigation of a water-limited pine forest in the central European Alps altered the soil microbiome and associated ecosystem functioning. A decade of irrigation stimulated tree… CONTINUE READING
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