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Predicting the responsiveness of soil biodiversity to deforestation: a cross-biome study

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2014

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Crowther, Thomas W., Maynard, Daniel S., Leff, Jonathan W., Oldfield, Emily E., McCulley, Rebecca L., Fierer, Noah, and Bradford, Mark A., 2014, Predicting the responsiveness of soil biodiversity to deforestation: a cross-biome study: Global Change Biology, p. n/a-n/a.

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The consequences of deforestation for aboveground biodiversity have been a scientific and political concern for decades. In contrast, despite being a dominant component of biodiversity that is essential to the functioning of ecosystems, the responses of belowground biodiversity to forest removal have received less attention. Single-site studies suggest that soil microbes can be highly responsive to forest removal, but responses are highly variable, with negligible effects in some regions. Using high throughput sequencing, we characterize the effects of deforestation on microbial communities across multiple biomes and explore what determines the vulnerability of microbial communities to this vegetative change. We reveal consistent directional [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/gcb.12565
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2486

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