Microbial responses to drought

April 24, 2018

Great to see the final paper of Bonnie Waring's dissertation out: Ecological mechanisms underlying soil bacterial responses to rainfall along a steep natural precipitation gradient. Bonnie addressed bacteria turnover and specialization using a common garden approach with soil transplanted across our central Texas rain gradient. Bacteria were highly resistant to change and this appears to constrain soil respiration responses to altered rainfall.

The full article is available on the FEMS Microbiology Ecology website at  https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/94/2/fiy001/4794937