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Adaptation of soil microbial growth to temperature: Using a tropical elevation gradient to predict future changes

Nottingham, Andrew T.; Bååth, Erland; Reischke, Stephanie; Salinas, Norma; Meir, Patrick

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Terrestrial biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate are strongly modulated by the temperature response of soil microorganisms. Tropical forests, in particular, exert a major influence on global climate because they are the most productive terrestrial ecosystem. We used an elevation gradient across tropical forest in the Andes (a gradient of 20°C mean annual temperature, MAT), to test whether soil bacterial and fungal community growth responses are adapted to long‐term temperature differences....[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186104
Source: Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14502
Access Rights: Open Access

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