A meta-analysis on 25 field experiments to examine how warming effects on soil respiration, microbial biomass, and soil microbial C respond to the duration of warming.
Type of Study:
Microbial acclimation, community shifts, adaptation, or reductions in labile C may have ameliorated warming effects on soil respiration in the long-term. Accordingly, long-term soil C losses might be smaller than those suggested by short-term warming studies.
Effect size, linear mixed-effects model,
Response variable :
Soil respiration, fungal and bacterial biomass, soil microbial C
Alpine grassland, temperate grassland, decidious forest, prairie, tundra,semiarid desert.
Romero-Olivares, A. L., Allison, S. D., & Treseder, K. K. (2017). Soil microbes and their response to experimental warming over time: A meta-analysis of field studies. Soil Biol. Biochem. 107, 32-40.