Response of Biological Soil Crust Diazotrophs to Season, Altered Summer Precipitation, and Year-Round Increased Temperature in an Arid Grassland of the Colorado Plateau, USA

@article{Yeager2012ResponseOB,
  title={Response of Biological Soil Crust Diazotrophs to Season, Altered Summer Precipitation, and Year-Round Increased Temperature in an Arid Grassland of the Colorado Plateau, USA},
  author={C. Yeager and C. Kuske and Travis D. Carney and S. Johnson and L. O. Ticknor and J. Belnap},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={3}
}
  • C. Yeager, C. Kuske, +3 authors J. Belnap
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Biological soil crusts (biocrusts), which supply significant amounts of fixed nitrogen into terrestrial ecosystems worldwide (∼33 Tg y−1), are likely to respond to changes in temperature and precipitation associated with climate change. Using nifH gene-based surveys, we explored variation in the diazotrophic community of biocrusts of the Colorado Plateau, USA in response to season (autumn vs. spring), as well as field manipulations that increased the frequency of small volume precipitation… CONTINUE READING
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