Integrating microbial ecology into ecosystem models : challenges and priorities

@inproceedings{Treseder2012IntegratingME,
  title={Integrating microbial ecology into ecosystem models : challenges and priorities},
  author={Kathleen K. Treseder and Teri C. Balser and Mark A Bradford and Eoin L Brodie and Eric A Dubinsky and Valerie T. Eviner and Kirsten S Hofmockel and Jay T Lennon and Uri Y. Levine and Barbara J Macgregor and Jennifer Pett-Ridge and Mark P. Waldrop},
  year={2012}
}
Microbial communities can potentially mediate feedbacks between global change and ecosystem function, owing to their sensitivity to environmental change and their control over critical biogeochemical processes. Numerous ecosystem models have been developed to predict global change effects, but most do not consider microbial mechanisms in detail. In this idea paper, we examine the extent to which incorporation of microbial ecology into ecosystem models improves predictions of carbon (C) dynamics… CONTINUE READING