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  • C:N:P stoichiometry and nutrient limitation of the soil microbial biomass in a grazed grassland site under experimental P limitation or excess 

    Griffiths BS; Spilles A; Bonkowski M (2012)
    Introduction: The availability of essential nutrients, such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), can feed back on soil carbon (C) and the soil microbial biomass. Natural cycles can be supplemented by agricultural fertiliser ...
  • Litter chemistry influences earthworm effects on soil carbon loss and microbial carbon acquisition 

    Zheng Y; Wang S; Bonkowski M; Chen X; Griffiths BS; Hu F; Liu M (2018)
    Earthworms could affect soil C and N cycling process to balance their energy and nutrients requirements, and they could also regulate soil microbial community structure and microbial acquisition for C and N. However, the ...
  • Responses of rice paddy micro-food webs to elevated CO2 are modulated by nitrogen fertilization and crop cultivars 

    Hu Z; Zhu C; Chen X; Bonkowski M; Griffiths BS; Chen F; Zhu J; Hu S; Hu F; Liu M (2017)
    Elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations (eCO2) often increase plant growth but simultaneously lead to the nitrogen (N) limitation in soil. The corresponding mitigation strategy such as supplementing N fertilizer and growing ...
  • Selecting cost effective and policy-relevant biological indicators for European monitoring of soil biodiversity and ecosystem function 

    Griffiths BS; Rombke J; Schmelz R; Scheffczyk A; Faber J; Bloem J; Peres G; Cluzeau D; Chabbi A; Suhadolc M; Sousa P; Martins da Silva P; Carvalho F; Mendes S; Morais P; Francisco R; Pereira C; Bonkowski M; Geisen S; Bardgett R; de Vries F; Bolger T; Dirilgen T; Schmidt O; Winding A; Hendriksen N; Johansen A; Philippot L; Plassart P; Bru D; Thompson B; Griffiths R; Keith A; Rutgers M; Mulder C; Hannula E; Creamer R; Stone D; Bailey MJ (2016)
    Soils provide many ecosystem services that are ultimately dependent on the local diversity and belowground abundance of organisms. Soil biodiversity is affected negatively by many threats and there is a perceived policy ...
  • Soil protistology rebooted: 30 fundamental questions to start with 

    Geisen S; Mitchell E; Bonkowski M; Wilkinson D; Adl S; Lara E; Brown M; Fiore-Donno AM; Heger T; Jassey V; Krashevska V; Ekelund F; Lahr D; Anderson OR; Bass D; Lassaad B; Berney C; Blandenier Q; Charman D; Chatzinotas A; Clarholm M; Dunthorn M; Feest A; Fernandez-Parra L; Fiossner W; Fournier B; Griffiths BS; Hajeck M; Helder J; Jousset A; Koller R; Kumar S; La Terza A; Lamentowicz M; Singer D; Marcisz K; Mazei Y; Mulot M; Payne R; Ronn R; Santos S; Seppey C; Smirnov A; Spiegel F; Winding A (2017)
    Protists are the most diverse eukaryotes. These microbes are keystone organisms of soil ecosystems and regulate essential processes of soil fertility such as nutrient cycling and plant growth. Despite this, protists have ...