Global drivers and patterns of microbial abundance in soil.

H.M. Serna-Chavez, N. Fierer, P.M. van Bodegom

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Aim: While soil microorganisms play key roles in Earth's biogeochemical cycles, methodological constraints and sparse data have hampered our ability to describe and understand the global distribution of soil microbial biomass. Here, we present a comprehensive quantification of the environmental drivers of soil microbial biomass. Location: Global. Methods: We used a comprehensive global dataset of georeferenced soil microbial biomass estimates and high-resolution climatic and soil data. Results: We show that microbial biomass carbon (C
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1162-1172
JournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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