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- Zhang, Chao; Liu, Guobin; Song, Zilin; Wang, Jie; Guo, Liang
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2018 v.124 pp. 47-58
- Acidobacteria; Leotiomycetes; Sordariomycetes; alpha-Proteobacteria; arid lands; belowground biomass; chronosequences; community structure; ecological succession; edaphic factors; environmental degradation; enzyme activity; fungal communities; fungi; grasslands; grazing; high-throughput nucleotide sequencing; microbial biomass; nitrate nitrogen; organic carbon; plant communities; plants (botany); soil bacteria; soil nutrients; soil water content; species diversity; China
- ... Microbial succession has been extensively investigated during the restoration of degraded environments, but the interactions of microbes with plants and soils have not been well documented. We examined changes in the plant communities, soil variables, and microbial communities of grasslands after different periods of grazing exclusion (0, 10, 25, and 35 y) on the Loess Plateau in China. The microb ...
- Liu, Weixing; Allison, Steven D.; Li, Ping; Wang, Jing; Chen, Dima; Wang, Zhenhua; Yang, Sen; Diao, Liwei; Wang, Bin; Liu, Lingli
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2018 v.124 pp. 134-141
- bacteria; community structure; ecosystems; forbs; fungi; grasses; microbial activity; microbial biomass; microbial communities; nitrogen; phytomass; snow; snow fences; snowmelt; soil water; steppes; winter; China
- ... Shift in precipitation regime could greatly alter plant and microbial activity, and thus the contemporary and future ecosystem dynamics in grasslands. We investigated how changes in snow depth affect plants, microbes and their relationships after 10 consecutive years of snow treatments in different steppes. We selected 8 snow fences along a mean annual precipitation (MAP) gradient from 225 to 375 ...