2014 Publications

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Just out:

Bradford, M.A., Warren, R.J., Baldrian, P., Crowther, T.W., Maynard, D.S., Oldfield, E.E., Wieder, W.R., Wood, S.A., King, J.R. (2014) Climate fails to predict wood decomposition at regional scales. Nature Climate Change, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2251

Barberán, A., Ramirez, K.S., Leff, J.W., Bradford, M.A., Wall, D.H., Fierer, N. (2014) Why are some microbes more ubiquitous than others? Predicting the habitat breadth of soil bacteria. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.12282

Crowther, T.W., Maynard, D.S., Leff, J.W., Oldfield, E.E., McCulley, R.L., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. (2014) Predicting the responsiveness of soil biodiversity to deforestation: a cross-biome study. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12565

Keiser, A.D., Keiser, D.A., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A. (2014) Disentangling mechanisms underlying functional differences in decomposer communities. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12220

Other publications this year:

Bradford, M.A. (2014) Good dirt with good friends. Nature, 505, 486-487. News & Views article.

Bradford M.A., Warren, R.J. (2014) Terrestrial biodiversity and climate change. In Freedman, B. (ed.) Handbook of Global Environmental Change, Springer, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_13 (Invited).

Oldfield, E.E., Felson, A.J., Wood, S.A., Hallett, R.A., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A. (2014) Positive effects of afforestation efforts on the health of urban soils. Forest Ecology and Management, 313, 266-273.

Warren, R.J, Bradford, M.A. (2014) Mutualism fails when climate response differs between interacting species. Global Change Biology, 20, 466-474.

Warren, R.J., Giladi, I., Bradford, M.A. (2014) Competition as a mechanism structuring mutualisms. Journal of Ecology, 102, 486-495.

2013 Publications

Bradford, M.A. (2013) Thermal adaptation of decomposer communities in warming soils. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4, 333 [doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00333] (invited review for special topic on The Microbial Regulation of Global Biogeochemical Cycles).

Bradford, M.A., Crowther, T.W. (2013) Carbon use efficiency and storage in terrestrial ecosystems. New Phytologist, 199, 7-9.

Bradford, M.A., Keiser, A.D., Davies, C.A., Mersmann, C.A., Strickland, M.S. (2013) Empirical evidence that soil carbon formation from plant inputs is positively related to microbial growth. Biogeochemistry, 113, 271-281 (in the new fast-breaking Biogeochemistry Letters format).

Crowther, T.M., Bradford M.A. (2013) Thermal acclimation in widespread heterotrophic soil microbes. Ecology Letters, 4, 469-477.

Felson, A.J., Bradford, M.A., Terway, T.M. (2013) Promoting Earth Stewardship through urban design experiments. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 11, 362-367.

Felson, A.J., Oldfield, E.E., Bradford, M.A. (2013) Involving ecologists in shaping large-scale green infrastructure projects. Bioscience, 63, 882-890 (see associated Feature article in the same addition of Bioscience reporting on this emerging field through interviews with our group and others).

Keiser, A.D., Knoepp, J.D., Bradford, M.A. (2013) Microbial communities may modify how litter quality affects potential decomposition rates as tree species migrate. Plant and Soil, 372, 167-176.

King, J.R., Warren, R.J., Bradford, M.A. (2013) Social insects dominate eastern US temperate hardwood forest macroinvertebrate communities in warmer regions. PLoS One, 10, e75843.

Oldfield, E.E., Warren, R.J., Felson, A.J., Bradford, M.A. (2013) Challenges and future directions in urban afforestation. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50, 1169-1177.

Schmitz, O.J., Bradford, M.A., Strickland, M.S., Hawlena, D. (2013) Linking predation risk, herbivore physiological stress and microbial decomposition of plant litter. Journal of Visualized Experiments 73, e50061, doi:10.3791/50061.

Schmitz, O.J., Raymond, P.R., Estes, J.A., Kurz, W.A., Holtgrieve, G.W., Ritchie, M.E., Schindler, D.E., Spivak, A., Wilson,R.W., Bradford, M.A., Christensen, V., Deegan, L., Smetacek, V., Vanni, M.J., Wilmers, C.C. (2013) Animating the carbon cycle. Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s10021-013-9715-7.

Strickland, M.S., Hawlena, D., Reese, A., Bradford, M.A., Schmitz, O.J. (2013) Trophic cascade alters ecosystem carbon exchange. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 110, 11035-11038.

Strickland, M.S., McCulley, R.L., Bradford, M.A. (2013) The effect of a quorum-quenching enzyme on leaf litter decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 64, 65-67.

Warren, R.J., Bahn, V., Bradford, M.A. (2013) Decoupling litter barrier and soil moisture influences on the establishment of an invasive grass. Plant and Soil, 367, 339-346.

Warren, R.J, Ursell, T., Keiser, A.D., Bradford, M.A. (2013) Habitat, dispersal and propagule pressure control exotic plant infilling within an invaded range. Ecosphere, 4, 26 [doi: 10.1890/ES12-00393.1].

Warren, R.J, Bradford, M.A. (2013) Public Opinion: Science petitions are a façade of numbers. Nature, 493, 480. Although this was a non peer-reviewed letter, we originally submitted this as a perspective piece for peer review, and include the original, full-length submission here.

2012 Publications

Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. The biogeography of microbial communities and ecosystem processes: Implications for soil and ecosystem models. (Jul 2012) In Wall, D.H., Bardgett, R.D., Behan-Pelletier, V., Herrick, J.E., Jones, H., Ritz, K., Six, J., Strong, D.R., and van der Putten, W.H. (eds.) Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services. pp. 189-200. Oxford University Press, UK (Invited).

Bradford, M.A., Strickland, M.S., Devore, J.L., Maerz, J.C. (2012) Root carbon flow from an invasive plant to belowground foodwebs. Plant and Soil, 359, 233-244.

Bradford, M.A., Wood, S.A., Maestre, F.T., Reynolds, J.F., Warren, R.J. (2012) Contingency in ecosystem but not plant community response to multiple global change factors. New Phytologist, 196, 462–471. (Featured in a commentary of the same issue).

Carrillo, Y. Ball, B.A., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A. (2012) Legacies of plant litter on carbon and nitrogen dynamics and the role of the soil community. Pedobiologia, 55, 185-192.

Covey, K.R., Wood, S.A., Warren, R.J., Lee, X., Bradford, M.A. (2012) Elevated methane concentrations in trees of an upland forest. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L15705, doi:10.1029/2012GL052361.

Hawlena, D., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A., Schmitz, O.J. (2012) Fear of predation slows plant-litter decomposition. Science, 336, 1434-1438.

Price, S.P., Bradford, M.A., Ashton, M.S. Characterizing organic carbon stocks and flows in forest soils. (2012) In Ashton, M.S., Tyrrell, M.L., Spalding, D., Gentry, B. (eds.) Managing Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate. pp. 7-30. Springer, Netherlands.

Strickland, M.S., Wickings, K., Bradford, M.A. (2012) The fate of glucose, a low molecular weight carbon compound of root exudates, in the belowground foodweb of forests and pastures. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 49, 23-29.

Tang, Y., Warren, R.J., Kramer, T.D., Bradford, M.A. (2012) Plant invasion impacts on arthropod abundance, diversity and feeding consistent across environmental and geographic gradients. Biological Invasions, 10.1007/s10530-012-0258-1.

Treseder, K.K., Balser, T.C., Bradford, M.A., Brodie, E.L., Dubinsky, V.T., Eviner, V.T., Hofmockel, K.S., Lennon, J. T., Levine, U.Y., MacGregor, B.J., Pett-Ridge, J., Waldrop, M.P. (2012) Integrating microbial ecology into ecosystem models: challenges and priorities. Biogeochemistry, 109, 7-18.

Warren, R.J, Bahn, V., Bradford, M.A. (2012) The interaction between propagule pressure, habitat suitability and density-dependent reproduction in species invasion. Oikos, 121, 874-881.

Warren, R.J, Bradford, M.A. (2012) Ant colonization and coarse woody debris decomposition in temperate forests. Insectes Sociaux, 59, 215-221.

Warren, R.J, Giladi, I., Bradford, M.A. (2012) Environmental heterogeneity and interspecific interactions influence nest colonization by key seed-dispersing ants. Environmental Entomology, 41, 463-468.

2011 publications

Carrillo, Y. Ball, R.A., Bradford, M.A., Jordan, C.F., Molina, M. (2011) Soil fauna alter the effects of litter composition on nitrogen cycling in a mineral soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43, 1440-1449.

Conant, R.T., Ryan, M.G. Ågren, G.I., Birge, H.E., Davidson, E.A., Eliasson, P.E., Evans, S.E. Frey, S.D., Giardina, C.P., Hopkins, F., Hyvönen, R., Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Lavallee, J.M., Leifeld, J., Parton, W.J., Steinweg, J.M., Wallenstein, M.D., Wetterstedt, J.Å.M., Bradford, M.A. (2011) Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates – synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward. Global Change Biology, 17, 3392-3404.

Fraterrigo, J.M., Keiser, A.D., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A. (2011) Nitrogen uptake and preference in a forest understory following invasion by an exotic grass. Oecologia, 167, 781-791.

Goldfarb, K.C., Karaoz, U., Hanson, C.A., Santee, C.A., Bradford, M.A., Treseder, K.K., Wallenstein, M.D., Brodie, E.L. (2011) Differential growth responses of soil bacterial taxa to carbon substrates of varying chemical recalcitrance. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2, art944

Keiser, A.D., Strickland, M.S., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. (2011) The effect of resource history on the functioning of soil microbial communities is maintained across time. Biogeosciences, 8, 1477-1486 (Part of Special Feature – Biotic interactions and biogeochemical processes in the soil environment).

Strickland, M.S., Devore, J.L., Maerz, J.C., Bradford, M.A. (2011) Loss of faster-cycling soil carbon pools following grass invasion across multiple forest sites. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43, 452-454.

Warren, R.J, Bahn, V., Bradford, M.A. (2011) Temperature cues phenological synchrony in ant-mediated seed dispersal. Global Change Biology, 17, 2444-2454.

Warren, R.J., Bahn, V., Kramer, T.D., Tang, Y., Bradford, M.A. (2011) Performance and reproduction of an exotic invader across temperate forest gradients. Ecosphere, 2, art14.

Warren, R.J, Bradford, M.A. (2011) The shape of things to come: woodland herb niche contraction begins during recruitment in mesic forest microhabitat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278, 1390-1398.

Warren, R.J., Skelly, D.K., Schmitz, O.J., Bradford, M.A. (2011) Universal ecological patterns in college basketball communities. PLoS One, 6, e17342.

Warren, R.J., Wright, J.P., Bradford, M.A. (2011) The putative niche requirements and landscape dynamics of Microstegium vimineum: an invasive Asian grass. Biological Invasions, 13, 471-483.

Publications since 2005

Allison, S.D., Wallenstein, M.D., Bradford, M.A. (2010) Soil carbon response to warming is dependent on microbial physiology. Nature Geoscience, 3, 336-340 (Featured in ‘News and Views’ of same edition).

Bradford, M.A., Devore, J.L., Maerz, J.C., McHugh, J.V., Smith, C., Strickland, M.S. (2010) Native, insect herbivore communities derive a significant proportion of their carbon from a widespread invader of forest understories. Biological Invasions, 12, 721- 724.

Bradford, M.A., Watts, B.W.*, Davies, C.A. (2010) Thermal adaptation of heterotrophic soil respiration in laboratory microcosms. Global Change Biology, 16, 1576-1588.

Ramirez, K.S., Lauber, C.L., Knight, R., Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. (2010) Consistent effects of nitrogen fertilization on soil bacterial communities in contrasting systems. Ecology 91, 3463-3470.

Strickland, M.S., Callaham, M.A. Jr., Davies, C.A., Lauber, C.L., Ramirez, K., Richter, D.D. Jr., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. (2010) Rates of in situ carbon mineralization in relation to land-use, microbial community and edaphic characteristics. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 42, 260-269.

Strickland, M.S., DeVore, J. L., Maerz, J. C., Bradford, M.A. (2010) Grass invasion of a hardwood forest is associated with declines in belowground carbon pools. Global Change Biology, 16, 1338-1350.

Warren, R.J, Bradford, M.A. (2010) Seasonal climate trends, the North Atlantic Oscillation, and salamander abundance in the southern Appalachian mountain region. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 49, 1597-1603.

Warren, R.J., Giladi, I., Bradford, M.A. (2010) Ant-mediated seed dispersal does not facilitate niche expansion. Journal of Ecology, 98, 1178-1185.

Ball, B.A., Bradford, M.A., Coleman, D.C., Hunter, M.D. (2009) Linkages between belowand aboveground communities: decomposer responses to simulated tree species loss are largely additive. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41, 1155–1163.

Ball, B.A., Bradford, M.A., Hunter, M.D. (2009) Nitrogen and phosphorus release from mixed litter layers is lower than predicted from single species decay. Ecosystems, 12, 87- 100.

Bradford, M.A., Wallenstein, M.D., Allison, S.D., Treseder, K.K., Frey, S.D., Watts, B.W.*, Davies, C.A., Maddox, T.R., Melillo, J.M., Mohan, J.E., Reynolds, J.F. (2009) Decreased mass specific respiration under experimental warming is robust to the microbial biomass method employed. Ecology Letters, 12, E15-E18.

Fierer, N., Strickland, M.S., Liptzin, D., Bradford, M.A., Cleveland, C. (2009) Global patterns in belowground communities. Ecology Letters, 12, 1238-1249.

Grandy, A.S., Strickland, M.S., Lauber, C.L., Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. (2009) The influence of microbial communities, management, and soil texture on soil organic matter chemistry. Geoderma, 150, 278-286.

Hamilton, H.C., Strickland, M.S., Wickings, K., Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. (2009) Surveying soil mesofaunal communities using a direct molecular approach. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41, 1311–1314.

Strickland, M.S., Lauber, C., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. (2009) Testing the functional significance of microbial community composition. Ecology, 90, 441-451 (Received the Ecological Society of America Biogeosciences section ‘Elizabeth Sulzman’ award)

Strickland, M.S., Osburn, E.*, Lauber, C., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. (2009) Litter quality is in the eye of the beholder: initial decomposition rates as a function of inoculum characteristics. Functional Ecology, 23, 627-636.

van der Putten, W.H., Bardgett, R.D., de Ruiter, P.C., Hol, W.H.G., Meyer, K.M., Bezemer, T.M., Bradford, M.A., Christensen, S., Eppinga, M.B., Fukami, T., Hemerik, L., Molofsky, J., Schädler, M., Scherber, C., Strauss, S.Y., Vos, M., Wardle, D.A. (2009) Empirical and theoretical challenges in aboveground-belowground ecology. Oecologia, 161, 1-14.

Ball, B.A., Hunter, M.D., Kominoski, J.S., Swan, M.S., Bradford, M.A. (2008) Consequences of non-random species loss for decomposition dynamics: Experimental evidence for additive and non-additive effects. Journal of Ecology 96, 303-313.

Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N., Jackson, R.B., Maddox, T.R., Reynolds, J.F. (2008) Nonlinear root-derived carbon sequestration across a gradient of nitrogen and phosphorous deposition in experimental mesocosms. Global Change Biology 14, 1113-1124.

Bradford, M.A., Gancos, T.*, Frost C.J. (2008) Slow-cycle effects of foliar herbivory alter the nitrogen acquisition and population size of Collembola. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40, 1253-1258.

Bradford, M.A., Davies, C.A., Frey, S.D., Maddox, T.R., Melillo, J.M., Mohan, J.E., Reynolds, J.F., Treseder, K.K., Wallenstein, M.D. (2008) Thermal adaptation of soil microbial respiration to elevated temperature. Ecology Letters, 11, 1316-1327.

Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N., Reynolds, J.F. (2008) Soil carbon stocks in experimental mesocosms are dependent on the rate of labile carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous input to soils. Functional Ecology, 22, 964-974 (Special Feature Article – Belowground Responses to Climate Change).

Hanson, C.A., Allison, S.D., Bradford, M.A., Wallenstein, M.D., Treseder, K.K. (2008) Fungal taxa target different carbon sources in forest soil. Ecosystems, 11, 1157–1167.

Lauber, C.L., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. (2008) The influence of soil properties on the structure of bacterial and fungal communities across land-use types. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 40, 2407–2415.

Manning, P., Saunders, M., Bardgett, R.D., Bonkowski, Bradford, M.A., M., Ellis, R.J., Kandeler, E. Marhan, S., Tscherko, D. (2008) The direct and indirect effects of nitrogen deposition on litter decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 40, 688-698.

Wall, D.H., Bradford, M.A., St. John, M.G., Trofymow, J.A., Behan-Pelletier, V., Bignell, D.E., Dangerfield, J.M., Parton, W.J., Rusek, J., Voigt, W., Wolters, V., Zadeh, H., GLIDE Working Group (2008) Global decomposition experiment shows soil animal impacts on decomposition are climate dependent. Global Change Biology, 14, 2661–2677.

Bradford, M.A., Schumacher, H.B.*, Catovsky, S., Eggers, T., Newington, J.E., Tordoff, G.M. (2007) Impacts of invasive plant species on riparian plant assemblages: interactions with elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrogen deposition. Oecologia 152, 791-803.

Bradford, M.A., Tordoff, G.M., Black, H.I.J., Cook, R., Eggers, T., Hutcheson, K., Garnett, M.H. Grayston, S.J., Ineson, P., Newington, J.E., Ostle, N., Sleep, D., Stott, A., Jones, T.H. (2007) Carbon dynamics in a model grassland with functionally different soil communities. Functional Ecology, 21, 690-697.

Bradford, M.A., Eggers, T., Newington, J.E., Tordoff, G.M. (2007) Soil faunal assemblage composition modifies root in-growth to plant litter patches. Pedobiologia 50, 505-513 (Special Issue Article – David C. Coleman Retirement Festschrift).

Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A., Jackson R.B. (2007) Toward an ecological classification of soil bacteria. Ecology 88, 1354-1364 (Special Feature Article – New Directions in Microbial Ecology).

Kominoski, J.S., Pringle, C.M., Ball, B.A., Bradford, M.A., Coleman, D.C., Hall, D.B., Hunter, M.D. (2007) Non-additive effects of leaf litter species diversity on breakdown dynamics in a detrital-based stream. Ecology 88, 1167-1176.

Bradford, M.A., Reynolds, J.F. (2006) Scaling terrestrial biogeochemical processes: contrasting intact and model experimental systems. In: Scaling and uncertainty analysis in ecology: methods and applications (eds. Wu, J., Jones, K.B., Li, H., Loucks, O.L.), pp.109-130. Springer, Netherlands.

Cole, L., Bradford, M.A., Shaw, P.J.A., Bardgett, R.D. (2006) The abundance, richness and functional role of soil meso- and macrofauna in temperate grassland – a case study. Applied Soil Ecology 33, 186-198 (invited paper).

Maestre, F.T., Bradford, M.A., Reynolds J.F. (2006) Soil heterogeneity and community composition jointly influence grassland biomass. Journal of Vegetation Science 17, 261-270 (Nominated for the Editors’ Award 2006 by Coordinating Editors and Referees for JVS and featured as an “outstanding” contribution).

Manning, P., Newington, J.E., Robson, H.R., Saunders, M., Eggers, T., Bradford, M.A., Bardgett, R.D., Bonkowski, M., Ellis, R.J., Gange, A.C., Grayston, S.J., Kandeler, E. Marhan, S., Reid, E., Tscherko, D., Godfray, H.C.J., Rees, M. (2006) Decoupling the direct and indirect effects of nitrogen deposition on ecosystem function. Ecology Letters 9, 1015-1024.

Maestre, F.T., Bradford, M.A., Reynolds J.F. (2005) Soil nutrient heterogeneity interacts with elevated CO2 and nutrient availability to determine species and assemblage responses in a model grassland community. New Phytologist 168, 637-650.

Some publications from before 2005

Goddard M.R., Bradford, M.A. (2003) The adaptive response of a natural microbial population to carbon- and nitrogen-limitation. Ecology Letters 6, 594-598.

Smith, V.C., Bradford, M.A. (2003) Litter quality impacts on grassland litter decomposition are differently dependent on soil fauna across time. Applied Soil Ecology, 24, 197-203.

Smith, V.C., Bradford, M.A. (2003) Do non-additive effects on decomposition in litter-mix experiments result from differences in resource quality between litters? Oikos 102, 235-242.

Bradford, M.A., Jones, T.H., Bardgett, R.D., Black, H., Boag, B., Bonkowski, M., Cook, R., Eggers, T., Gange, A.C., Grayston, S.J., Kandeler, E., McCaig, A.E., Newington, J.E., Setälä, H., Staddon, P.L., Tordoff, G.M., Tscherko, D., Lawton, J.H. (2002) Impacts of soil faunal community composition on model grassland ecosystems. Science 298, 615-618.

Bradford, M.A., Tordoff, G.M., Eggers, T., Jones, T.H., Newington, J.E. (2002) Microbiota, fauna, and mesh size interactions in litter decomposition. Oikos 99, 317-323.

Bradford, M.A., Wookey, P.A., Ineson, P., Lappin-Scott, H.M. (2001) Controlling factors and effects of chronic nitrogen and sulphur deposition on methane oxidation in a temperate forest soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 33, 93-102.

Bradford, M.A., Ineson, P., Wookey, P.A., Lappin-Scott, H.M. (2000) Soil CH4 oxidation: response to forest clearcutting and thinning. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32, 1035-1038.

Greenup, A.L., Bradford, M.A., McNamara, N., Ineson, P., Lee, J. (2000) The role of Eriophorum vaginatum in CH4 flux from an ombrotrophic peatland. Plant and Soil 227, 265-272.