Climate change and human activities altered the diversity and composition of soil microbial community in alpine grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

@article{Zhang2016ClimateCA,
  title={Climate change and human activities altered the diversity and composition of soil microbial community in alpine grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.},
  author={Yong Zhang and Shikui Dong and Qingzhu Gao and Shiliang Liu and Huakun Zhou and Hasbagan Ganjurjav and Xuexia Wang},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={562},
  pages={353-363}
}
Alpine ecosystems are known to be sensitive to climate change and human disturbances. However, the knowledge about the changes of their underground microbial communities is inadequate. We explored the diversity and structure of soil bacterial and fungal communities using Ilumina MiSeq sequencing in native alpine grasslands (i.e. the alpine meadow, alpine steppe) and cultivated grassland of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) under three-year treatments of overgrazing, warming and enhanced… CONTINUE READING