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- 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 ...
- Hicks, Lettice C.; Rahman, Md Masudur; Carnol, Monique; Verheyen, Kris; Rousk, Johannes
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2018 v.124 pp. 227-235
- bacteria; carbon; climate change; community structure; drought; fungi; microbial biomass; microbial communities; microbial growth; plantations; planting; soil; soil microorganisms; trees; water content; water holding capacity; water stress; Central European region
- ... Drought events are expected to increase as a consequence of climate change, with the potential to influence both plant and soil microbial communities. Mixed planting may be an option to mitigate drought stress to plants, however, the extent to which mixed planting mitigates the indirect effect of drought (reduced plant-derived carbon input) on soil microorganisms remains unknown. Using soils from ...