Decreased mass specific respiration under experimental warming is robust to the microbial biomass method employed.Author(s): Mark A. Bradford; Matthew D. Wallenstein; Steven D. Allison; Kathleen K. Treseder; Serita D. Frey; Brian W. Watts; Christian A. Davies; Thomas R. Maddox; Jerry M. Melillo; Jacqueline E. Mohan; James F. Reynolds
Source: Ecology Letters. 12: E15-E18
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (258.37 KB)
Hartley et al. question whether reduction in Rmass, under experimental warming, arises because of the biomass method. We show the method they treat as independent yields the same result. We describe why the substrate-depletion hypothesis may not solely explain observed responses, and urge caution in interpretation of the seasonal data.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
CitationBradford, Mark A.; Wallenstein, Matthew D.; Allison, Steven D.; Treseder, Kathleen K.; Frey, Serita D.; Watts, Brian W.; Davies, Christian A.; Maddox, Thomas R.; Melillo, Jerry M.; Mohan, Jacqueline E.; Reynolds, James F. 2009. Decreased mass specific respiration under experimental warming is robust to the microbial biomass method employed. Ecology Letters. 12: E15-E18. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01332.x
Keywordsacclimation, adaptation, carbon cycling, climate change, climate warming, CO2, microbial, biomass, soil respiration, temperature, thermal biology
- Methods for screening Port-Orford-cedar for resistance to Phytophthora lateralis
- Is increased precipitation during the 20th century statistically or ecologically significant in the eastern US?
- Key concepts and methods in social vulnerability and adaptive capacity
XML: View XML