Publications 2005-2010

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.