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Shifting microbial community structure across a marine terrace grassland chronosequence, Santa Cruz, California

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2010

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Moore, Joel, Macalady, Jennifer L, Schulz, Marjorie S, White, Art F, and Brantley, Susan L, 2010, Shifting microbial community structure across a marine terrace grassland chronosequence, Santa Cruz, California: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, v. 42, iss. 1, p. 21-31.

Summary

Changes in the biomass and structure of soil microbial communities have the potential to impact ecosystems via interactions with plants and weathering minerals. Previous studies of forested long-term (1000s – 100,000s of years) chronosequences suggest that surface microbial communities change with soil age. However, significant gaps remain in our understanding of long-term soil microbial community dynamics, especially for non-forested ecosystems and in subsurface soil horizons. We investigated soil chemistry, aboveground plant productivity, and soil microbial communities across a grassland chronosequence (65,000–226,000 yrs old) located near Santa Cruz, CA. Aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) initially increased to a maximum [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 09:20:35 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Geochemical Reactions Between Water and Mineral Substrates.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118c8ae4b0361176563a13">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118c8ae4b0361176563a13</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.09.015

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