Microbial communities

Long-term drought and warming alter soil bacterial and fungal communities in an upland heathland

Soil bacteria and fungi respond more strongly to drought and warming after prolonged treatment, and show different responses at depth

Pasture age impacts soil fungal composition while bacteria respond to soil chemistry

Pasture is a globally important managed habitat providing both food and income. The way in which it is managed leads to a wide range of impacts on soil microbial communities and associated soil health. While there have been several studies comparing …

Monitoring and analysis of the structure, function and biodiversity of soils

My PhD thesis!

Soil textural heterogeneity impacts bacterial but not fungal diversity

Soil textural heterogeneity is linked to bacterial richness, and textural composition is linked to bacterial and fungal composition.

Plant and soil communities are associated with the response of soil water repellency to environmental stress

Surface soil water repellency is related to the ecological communities at a site.

Clocaenog LTER experiment

Microbial community change within a long term climate change experiment on Welsh heathland.

Divergent national-scale trends of microbial and animal biodiversity revealed across diverse temperate soil ecosystems

Biodiversity of soil microbes and soil animals show different patterns across land use.