Article

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01300.x

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; Global environmental change; Atmospheric carbon dioxide Environmental aspects

Journal
Ecology Letters: Volume 12, Issue 7

StatusPublished
Publication date31/07/2009
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1700
PublisherWiley-Blackwell / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
ISSN1461-023X

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Professor Philip Wookey
Professor Philip Wookey

Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences