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TOP-30 papers in the TOP-10 journals of the SOIL SCIENCES category (II): SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY

Soil Biology & BiochemistryInterested in the most relevant soil articles of 2015? In this short series of posts I’ve compiled a list of the 30 most cited articles of the top ten journals in the category of SOIL SCIENCES. Today: SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY.

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Bender, S.F., Conen, F., Van der Heijden, M.G.A. Mycorrhizal effects on nutrient cycling, nutrient leaching and N2O production in experimental grassland. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 283-292. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.016.

Creamer, C.A., de Menezes, A.B., Krull, E.S., Sanderman, J., Newton-Walters, R., Farrell, M. Microbial community structure mediates response of soil C decomposition to litter addition and warming. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 175-188. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.008.

Fang, Y., Singh, B., Singh, B.P. Effect of temperature on biochar priming effects and its stability in soils. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 136-145. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.006.

Ferris, H., Tuomisto, H. Unearthing the role of biological diversity in soil health. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 85, pp. 101-109. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.037.

Fisk, M., Santangelo, S., Minick, K. Carbon mineralization is promoted by phosphorus and reduced by nitrogen addition in the organic horizon of northern hardwood forests. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81, pp. 212-218. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.022.

Heil, J., Liu, S., Vereecken, H., Brüggemann, N. Abiotic nitrous oxide production from hydroxylamine in soils and their dependence on soil properties. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 84, pp. 107-115. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.022.

Heuck, C., Weig, A., Spohn, M. Soil microbial biomass C: N: P stoichiometry and microbial use oforganic phosphorus. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 85, pp. 119-129. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.029.

Insam, H., Gómez-Brandón, M., Ascher, J. Manure-based biogas fermentation residues – Friend or foe of soil fertility?. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 84, pp. 1-14. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.006.

Jiang, X., Hou, X., Zhou, X., Xin, X., Wright, A., Jia, Z. pH regulates key players of nitrification in paddy soils. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81, pp. 9-16. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.025.

Kaiser, M., Kleber, M., Berhe, A.A. How air-drying and rewetting modify soil organic matter characteristics: An assessment to improve data interpretation and inference. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 324-340. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.018.

Kuzyakov, Y., Blagodatskaya, E. Microbial hotspots and hot moments in soil: Concept & review. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 83, pp. 184-199. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.01.025.

Leifheit, E.F., Verbruggen, E., Rillig, M.C. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi reduce decomposition of woody plant litter while increasing soil aggregation. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81, pp. 323-328. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.12.003.

Li, W., Jin, C., Guan, D., Wang, Q., Wang, A., Yuan, F., Wu, J. The effects of simulated nitrogen deposition on plant root traits: A meta-analysis. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 82, pp. 112-118. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.01.001.

López-Mondéjar, R., Voříšková, J., Větrovský, T., Baldrian, P. The bacterial community inhabiting temperate deciduous forests is vertically stratified and undergoes seasonal dynamics. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 87, pp. 43-50. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.04.008.

Ludwig, M., Achtenhagen, J., Miltner, A., Eckhardt, K.-U., Leinweber, P., Emmerling, C., Thiele-Bruhn, S. Microbial contribution to SOM quantity and quality in density fractions of temperate arable soils. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81, pp. 311-322. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.12.002.

Medinets, S., Skiba, U., Rennenberg, H., Butterbach-Bahl, K. A review of soil NO transformation: Associated processes and possible physiological significance on organisms. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 92-117. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.09.025.

Nottingham, A.T., Turner, B.L., Stott, A.W., Tanner, E.V.J. Nitrogen and phosphorus constrain labile and stable carbon turnover in lowland tropical forest soils. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 26-33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.09.012.

Orgiazzi, A., Dunbar, M.B., Panagos, P., de Groot, G.A., Lemanceau, P. Soil biodiversity and DNA barcodes: Opportunities and challenges. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 244-250. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.014.

Rath, K.M., Rousk, J. Salt effects on the soil microbial decomposer community and their role in organic carbon cycling: A review. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81, pp. 108-123. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.001.

Säle, V., Aguilera, P., Laczko, E., Mäder, P., Berner, A., Zihlmann, U., van der Heijden, M.G.A., Oehl, F. Impact of conservation tillage and organic farming on the diversity ofarbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 84, pp. 38-52. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.005.

Shahzad, T., Chenu, C., Genet, P., Barot, S., Perveen, N., Mougin, C., Fontaine, S. Contribution of exudates, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and litter depositions to the rhizosphere priming effect induced by grassland species. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 146-155. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.09.023.

Spohn, M., Chodak, M. Microbial respiration per unit biomass increases with carbon-to-nutrient ratios in forest soils. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81, pp. 128-133. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.008.

Sun, R., Zhang, X.-X., Guo, X., Wang, D., Chu, H. Bacterial diversity in soils subjected to long-term chemical fertilization can be more stably maintained with the addition of livestock manure than wheat straw. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 88, pp. 9-18. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.05.007.

Tate, K.R. Soil methane oxidation and land-use change – from process to mitigation. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 260-272. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.010.

Urbanová, M., Šnajdr, J., Baldrian, P. Composition of fungal and bacterial communities in forest litter and soil is largely determined by dominant trees. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 84, pp. 53-64. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.011.

Yang, Y., Song, Y., Scheller, H.V., Ghosh, A., Ban, Y., Chen, H., Tang, M. Community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Robinia pseudoacacia in uncontaminated and heavy metal contaminated soils. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 86, pp. 146-158. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.03.018.

Ye, R., Doane, T.A., Morris, J., Horwath, W.R. The effect of rice straw on the priming of soil organic matter and methane production in peat soils. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81, pp. 98-107. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.007.

Zhang, H., Voroney, R.P., Price, G.W. Effects of temperature and processing conditions on biochar chemical properties and their influence on soil C and N transformations. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 83, pp. 19-28. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.01.006.

Zhang, X., Guan, P., Wang, Y., Li, Q., Zhang, S., Zhang, Z., Bezemer, T.M., Liang, W. Community composition, diversity and metabolic footprints of soil nematodes in differently-aged temperate forests. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80, pp. 118-126. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.003.

Zhao, J., Xun, R., He, X., Zhang, W., Fu, W., Wang, K. Size spectra of soil nematode assemblages under different land use types. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 85, pp. 130-136. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.035.

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Antonio Jordán is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Seville and coordinator of the MED Soil Research Group. Antonio’s research focusses on rainfall-induced soil erosion processes, the effects of wildfires on soil properties and soil degradation in Mediterranean areas. He is an active members of the Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which coordinates the scientific programme on soil sciences.