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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: No evidence for compensatory thermal adaptation of soil microbial respiration in the study of Bradford et al. (2008)
Author(s): Hartley, Iain
Hopkins, David
Garnett, Mark H
Sommerkorn, Martin
Wookey, Philip
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Keywords: Acclimation
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
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.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Published in Ecology Letters. Copyright: Wiley-Blackwell / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).; The definitive version is available at
Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Environmental Sciences
NERC Radiocarbon Facility (Environment)
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Biological and Environmental Sciences

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