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Title: The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry

Abstract

Soil organisms represent the most biologically diverse community on land and govern the turnover of the largest organic matter pool in the terrestrial biosphere. The highly complex nature of these communities at local scales has traditionally obscured efforts to identify unifying patterns in global soil biodiversity and biogeochemistry. As a result, environmental covariates have generally been used as a proxy to represent the variation in soil community activity in global biogeochemical models. Yet over the past decade, broad-scale studies have begun to see past this local heterogeneity to identify unifying patterns in the biomass, diversity, and composition of certain soil groups across the globe. These unifying patterns provide new insights into the fundamental distribution and dynamics of organic matter on land.

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ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. ETH Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Boston Univ., MA (United States)
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1559650
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 365; Journal Issue: 6455; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
AAAS
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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Crowther, T. W., van den Hoogen, J., Wan, J., Mayes, M. A., Keiser, A. D., Mo, L., Averill, C., and Maynard, D. S. The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1126/science.aav0550.
Crowther, T. W., van den Hoogen, J., Wan, J., Mayes, M. A., Keiser, A. D., Mo, L., Averill, C., & Maynard, D. S. The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aav0550.
Crowther, T. W., van den Hoogen, J., Wan, J., Mayes, M. A., Keiser, A. D., Mo, L., Averill, C., and Maynard, D. S. Thu . "The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aav0550.
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title = {The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry},
author = {Crowther, T. W. and van den Hoogen, J. and Wan, J. and Mayes, M. A. and Keiser, A. D. and Mo, L. and Averill, C. and Maynard, D. S.},
abstractNote = {Soil organisms represent the most biologically diverse community on land and govern the turnover of the largest organic matter pool in the terrestrial biosphere. The highly complex nature of these communities at local scales has traditionally obscured efforts to identify unifying patterns in global soil biodiversity and biogeochemistry. As a result, environmental covariates have generally been used as a proxy to represent the variation in soil community activity in global biogeochemical models. Yet over the past decade, broad-scale studies have begun to see past this local heterogeneity to identify unifying patterns in the biomass, diversity, and composition of certain soil groups across the globe. These unifying patterns provide new insights into the fundamental distribution and dynamics of organic matter on land.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aav0550},
journal = {Science},
number = 6455,
volume = 365,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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