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  • 2017

    Calderón, F. J., S. Culman, J. Six, A. J. Franzluebbers, M. Schipanski, J. Beniston, S. Grandy, and A. Y. Kong. 2017. Quantification of soil permanganate oxidizable C (POXC) using infrared spectroscopy. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81:277-288.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3611)
  • Gallagher, M. E., F. L. Liljestrand, W. C. Hockaday, and C. A. Masiello. 2017. Plant species, not climate, controls aboveground biomass O2:CO2 exchange ratios in deciduous and coniferous ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 122:2314-2324.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3682)
  • 2016

    Gelfand, I., I. Shcherbak, N. Millar, A. N. Kravchenko, and G. P. Robertson. 2016. Long-term nitrous oxide fluxes in annual and perennial agricultural and unmanaged ecosystems in the upper Midwest USA. Global Change Biology 22:3594-3607.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3572)
  • Hermann, S. L., S. Xue, L. Rowe, E. Davidson-Lowe, A. Myers, B. Eshchanov, and C. A. Bahlai. 2016. Thermally moderated firefly activity is delayed by precipitation extremes. Royal Society Open Science 3:160712 .

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3594)
  • 2015

    Aanderud, Z. T., S. E. Jones, N. Fierer, and J. T. Lennon. 2015. Resuscitation of the rare biosphere contributes to pulses of ecosystem activity. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:24.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3470)
  • Bahlai, C. A., M. Colunga-Garcia, S. H. Gage, and D. A. Landis. 2015. The role of exotic ladybeetles in the decline of native ladybeetle populations: evidence from long-term monitoring. Biological Invasions 17:1005-1024.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3414)
  • Birge, H. E., R. T. Conant, R. F. Follett, M. L. Haddix, S. J. Morris, S. S. Snapp, M. D. Wallenstein, and E. A. Paul. 2015. Soil respiration is not limited by reductions in microbial biomass during long-term soil incubations. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 81:304-310.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3452)
  • Wright, C. A. 2015. Dynamics of agricultural soil fungi: Impact of agricultural land management on the soil microbial biomass, fungal species richness, and ligninolytic gene structure. Disseration, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3541)
  • 2014

    Landesman, W. J., D. M. Nelson, and M. C. Fitzpatrick. 2014. Soil properties and tree species drive ß-diversity of soil bacterial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 76:201-209.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3404)
  • Lee, Z. and T. M. Schmidt. 2014. Bacterial growth efficiency varies in soils under different land management practices. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 69:282-289.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3291)
  • Syswerda, S. P. and G. P. Robertson. 2014. Ecosystem services along a management gradient in Michigan (USA) cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 189:28-35.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3364)
  • 2013

    Aanderud, Z. T., S. E. Jones, D. R. Schoolmaster Jr., N. Fierer, and J. T. Lennon. 2013. Sensitivity of soil respiration and microbial communities to altered snowfall. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57:217-227.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3256)
  • Bahlai, C. A., M. Colunga-Garcia, S. H. Gage, and D. A. Landis. 2013. Long-term functional dynamics of an aphidophagous coccinellid community remain unchanged despite repeated invasions. PLoS ONE 8:e83407.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3296)
  • 2012

    Culman, S. W., S. S. Snapp, M. E. Schipanski, M. A. Freeman, L. E. Beniston, L. E. Drinkwater, A. J. Franzluebbers, J. D. Glover, A. S. Grandy, R. Lal, J. Lee, J. E. Maul, S. B. Mirsky, J. Six, J. T. Spargo, and M. M. Wander. 2012. Permanganate oxidizable carbon reflects a processed soil fraction that is sensitive to management. Soil Science Society of America Journal 76:494-505.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3123)
  • Lennon, J. T., Z. A. Aanderud, B. K. Lehmkuhl, and D. R. Schoolmaster. 2012. Mapping the niche space of soil microorganisms using taxonomy and traits. Ecology 93:1867-1879.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3255)
  • Syswerda, S. P., B. Basso, S. K. Hamilton, J. B. Tausig, and G. P. Robertson. 2012. Long-term nitrate loss along an agricultural intensity gradient in the Upper Midwest USA. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 149:10-19.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3103)
  • Towery, K. 2012. Increasing methane consumption in agricultural soils by use of bacterial inocula. Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3229)
  • 2011

    Jangid, K., M. A. Williams, A. J. Franzluebbers, T. M. Schmidt, D. C. Coleman, and W. B. Whitman. 2011. Land-use history has a stronger impact on soil microbial community composition than aboveground vegetation and soil properties. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43:2184-2193.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3054)
  • Kravchenko, A. N. and G. P. Robertson. 2011. Whole-profile soil carbon stocks: The danger of assuming too much from analyses of too little. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75:235-240.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2092)
  • Lee, Z. 2011. Bacterial growth efficiency: Assessment in terrestrial ecosystems. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3094)
  • Levine, U. Y., T. K. Teal, G. P. Robertson, and T. M. Schmidt. 2011. Agriculture's impact on microbial diversity and associated fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane. The ISME Journal 5:1683-1691.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2091)
  • Syswerda, S. P., A. T. Corbin, D. L. Mokma, A. N. Kravchenko, and G. P. Robertson. 2011. Agricultural management and soil carbon storage in surface vs. deep layers. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75:92-101.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2078)
  • Wickings, K. and A. S. Grandy. 2011. The oribatid mite Scheloribates moestus (Acari: Oribatida) alters litter chemistry and nutrient cycling during decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43:351-358.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2074)
  • 2010

    Morales, S. E., T. F. Cosart, and W. E. Holben. 2010. Bacterial gene abundances as indicators of greenhouse gas emission in soils. The ISME Journal 4:799-808.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2133)
  • Morris, S. J., R. Conant, N. Mellor, E. Brewer, and E. A. Paul. 2010. Controls on soil carbon sequestration and dynamics: Lessons from land-use change. Journal of Nematology 42:78-83.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3163)
  • 2009

    Gomez-Alvarez, V., T. K. Teal, and T. M. Schmidt. 2009. Systematic artifacts in metagenomes from complex microbial communities. The ISME Journal 3:1314-1317.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2205)
  • Levine, U. 2009. Comparisons of methanotroph communities in soils that consume atmospheric methane. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2184)
  • Quintanilla, M. 2009. Acoustical and nematode community assessment for ecosystem characterization. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2169)
  • Rodrigues, D. F., E. da C. Jesus, H. L. Ayala-del-Río, V. H. Pellizari, D. Gilichinsky, L. Sepulveda-Torres, and J. M. Tiedje. 2009. Biogeography of two cold-adapted genera: Psychrobacter and Exiguobacterium. The ISME Journal 36:658-665.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3444)
  • Syswerda, S. P. 2009. Ecosystem services from agriculture across a management intensity gradient in Southwest Michigan. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2221)
  • Wilke, B. J. and J. M. Kunkle. 2009. What does agriculture have to do with climate change? Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Issues Figure Set #3 6:http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v6/figure_sets/climate_change/abstract.html.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2161)
  • 2008

    Masiello, C. A., M. E. Gallagher, J. T. Randerson, R. M. Deco, and O. A. Chadwick. 2008. Evaluating two experimental approaches for measuring ecosystem carbon oxidation state and oxidative ratio. Journal of Geophysical Research 113:G03010.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2247)
  • Smith, R. G., C. P. McSwiney, A. S. Grandy, P. Suwanwaree, R. M. Snider, and G. P. Robertson. 2008. Diversity and abundance of earthworms across an agricultural land-use intensity gradient. Soil & Tillage Research 100:83-88.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2225)
  • 2007

    Eichorst, S. A., J. A. Breznak, and T. M. Schmidt. 2007. Isolation and characterization of bacteria from soil that define Teniglobus gen. nov., in the phylum Acidobacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:2708-2717.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2326)
  • Eichorst, S. A. 2007. Isolation and characterization of members of the phylum Acidobacteria from soils. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2327)
  • Grandy, A. S. and G. P. Robertson. 2007. Land-use intensity effects on soil organic carbon accumulation rates and mechanisms. Ecosystems 10:59-74.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2323)
  • Ostrom, N. E., A. J. Pitt, R. L. Sutka, P. H. Ostrom, A. S. Grandy, K. H. Huizinga, and G. P. Robertson. 2007. Isotopologue effects during N2O reduction in soils and in pure cultures of denitrifiers. Journal of Geophysical Research 112:G02005.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2299)
  • 2006

    Ambus, P. and G. P. Robertson. 2006. The effect of increased N deposition on nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide fluxes from unmanaged forest and grassland communities in Michigan. Biogeochemistry 79:315-337.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2416)
  • Butler, R., M. Servilla, S. Gage, J. Basney, V. Welch, B. Baker, T. Fleury, P. Duda, D. Gehrig, M. Bletzinger, J. Tao, and D. M. Freemon. 2006. Cyberinfrastructure for the analysis of ecological acoustic sensor data: A use case study in grid deployment. Cluster Computing 10:301-310.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2410)
  • Huizinga, K. M. 2006. The diversity of dissimilatory nitrate reducers in an agroecosystem. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2385)
  • Paul, E. A., S. J. Morris, R. T. Conant, and A. F. Plante. 2006. Does the acid hydrolysis incubation method measure meaningful soil organic carbon pools? Soil Science Society of America Journal 70:1023-1035.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2370)
  • 2005

    Grandy, A. S. 2005. Ecosystem consequences of soil aggregation following soil disturbance. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2456)
  • Suwanwaree, P. and G. P. Robertson. 2005. Methane oxidation in forest, successional, and no-till agricultural ecosystems: Effects of nitrogen and soil disturbance. Soil Science Society of America Journal 69:1722-1729.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2420)
  • 2004

    De Gryze, S., J. Six, K. Paustian, S. J. Morris, E. A. Paul, and R. Merckx. 2004. Soil organic carbon pool changes following land use conversions. Global Change Biology 10:1120-1132.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2512)
  • Ebert-May, D., K. S. Williams, E. P. Weber, J. Hodder, and D. Luckie. 2004. Practicing scientific inquiry: What are the rules? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2:492-493.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2509)
  • Robertson, G. P. and P. R. Grace. 2004. Greenhouse gas fluxes in tropical and temperate agriculture: The need for a full-cost accounting of global warming potentials. Environment, Development and Sustainability 6:51-63.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2484)
  • 2003

    Paul, E. A., S. J. Morris, J. Six, K. Paustian, and E. G. Gregorich. 2003. Interpretation of soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in agricultural and afforested soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 67:1620-1628.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2538)
  • 2001

    Daroub, S., B. G. Ellis, and G. P. Robertson. 2001. Effect of cropping and low-chemical input systems on soil phosphorus fractions. Soil Science 166:281-291.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2651)
  • 2000

    Phillips, C. J., D. Harris, S. L. Dollhopf, K. L. Gross, J. I. Prosser, and E. A. Paul. 2000. Effects of agronomic treatments on the structure and function of ammonia oxidizing communities. Applied Environmental Microbiology 66:5410-5418.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2680)
  • Phillips, C. J., E. A. Paul, and J. I. Prosser. 2000. Quantitative analysis of ammonia oxidising bacteria using competitive PCR. FEMS Microbial Ecology 32:167-175.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2679)
  • Robertson, G. P., E. A. Paul, and R. R. Harwood. 2000. Greenhouse gases in intensive agriculture: Contributions of individual gases to the radiative forcing of the atmosphere. Science 289:1922-1925.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2671)
  • 1998

    Kellndorfer, J. M., L. E. Pierce, M. C. Dobson, and F. T. Ulaby. 1998. Toward consistent regional-to-global-scale vegetation characterization using orbital SAR systems. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 36:1396-1411.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2773)
  • 1997

    Colunga-Garcia, M., S. H. Gage, and D. A. Landis. 1997. Response of an assemblage of Coccinellidae Coleoptera to a diverse agricultural landscape. Environmental Entomology 26:797-804.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2837)
  • 1996

    Thorn, R. G., C. A. Reddy, D. Harris, and E. A. Paul. 1996. Isolation of saprophytic basidiomycetes from field and forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 62:4288-4292.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2847)
  • 1995

    Gross, K. L., K. S. Pregitzer, and A. J. Burton. 1995. Spatial variation in nitrogen availability in three successional plant communities. Journal of Ecology 83:357-367.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2898)
  • 1993

    Mokma, D. L. and J. A. Doolittle. 1993. Mapping some loamy alfisols in southwestern Michigan using ground-penetrating radar. Soil Survey Horizons 34:71-77.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2968)
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