Microbial responses to multi-factor climate change: effects on soil enzymes
The activities of extracellular enzymes, the proximate agents of decomposition in soils, are known to depend strongly on temperature, but less is known about how they respond to changes in precipitation patterns, and the interaction of these two components of climate change. Both enzyme production and turnover can be affected by changes in temperature and soil moisture, thus it is difficult to predict how enzyme pool size may respond to altered climate. Soils from the Boston-Area Climate Experiment (BACE), which is located in an old field (on abandoned farmland), were used to examine how climate ...
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Steinweg, J. Megan; Dukes, Jeffery S.; Paul, Eldor A.; Wallenstein, Matthew D.
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