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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.
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.
Acclimation; Adaptation; Soil; Temperature
Global environmental change; Atmospheric carbon dioxide Environmental aspects
|Authors||Hartley Iain, Hopkins David, Garnett Mark H, Sommerkorn Martin, Wookey Philip|
|Publisher||Wiley-Blackwell / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)|
Ecology Letters: Volume 12, Issue 7 (2009-07)