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No evidence for compensatory thermal adaptation of soil microbial respiration in the study of Bradford et al. (2008)

Citation
Hartley I, Hopkins D, Garnett MH, Sommerkorn M & Wookey P (2009) No evidence for compensatory thermal adaptation of soil microbial respiration in the study of Bradford et al. (2008), Ecology Letters, 12 (7), pp. E12-E14.

Abstract
Bradford et al. (2008) conclude that thermal adaptation will reduce the response of soil microbial respiration to rising global temperatures. However, we question both the methods used to calculate mass-specific respiration rates and the interpretation of the results. No clear evidence of thermal adaptation reducing soil microbial activity was produced.

Keywords
Acclimation; Adaptation; Soil; Temperature

Subject headings
Global environmental change; Atmospheric carbon dioxide Environmental aspects

StatusPublished
AuthorsHartley Iain, Hopkins David, Garnett Mark H, Sommerkorn Martin, Wookey Philip
Publication date07/2009
PublisherWiley-Blackwell / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
ISSN 1461-023X
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Ecology Letters: Volume 12, Issue 7 (2009-07)

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