Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Colin Bell Publications


  1.  Arnosti, C., C. Bell, D.L. Moorhead, R.L. Sinsabaugh, A.D. Steen, M. Stromberger, M. Wallenstein, and M.N. Weintraub, Extracellular enzymes in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments: perspectives on system variability and common research needs. Biogeochemistry, 2013: p. 1-17.
  2. Bell, C., Y. Carrillo, C.M. Boot, J.D. Rocca, E. Pendall, and M.D. Wallenstein, Rhizosphere stoichiometry: Are C:N:P ratios of plants, soils, and enzymes conserved at the plant species-level? . New Phytologist, 2013. in press.
  3. Bell, C., D.T. Tissue, M.E. Loik, M.D. Wallenstein, V. Acosta - Martinez, R.A. Erickson, and J.C. Zak, Soil microbial and nutrient responses to seven years of seasonally altered precipitation in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Global Change Biology, 2013. in press.
  4. Bell, C.W., B.E. Fricks, J.D. Rocca, J.M. Steinweg, S.K. McMahon, and M.D. Wallenstein, High-throughput fluorometric measurement of potential soil extracellular enzyme activities. J. Vis. Exp., 2013. doi: 10.3791/50961.
  5. Nie, M., E. Pendall, C. Bell, C.K. Gasch, S. Raut, S. Tamang, and M.D. Wallenstein, Positive climate feedbacks of soil microbial communities in a semi-arid grassland. Ecology Letters, 2013. 16(2): p. 234-241.
  6. Nie, M., E. Pendall, C. Bell, and M.D. Wallenstein, Soil aggregate size distribution mediates microbial climate change feedbacks Soil biology & biochemistry, 2013. in press.
  7. Wallenstein, M., M. Stromberger, and C. Bell, Bridging the gap between modelers and experimentalists. Eos Trans. AGU, 2012. 93(32).
  8. Acosta-Martínez, V., C.W. Bell, B.E.L. Morris, J. Zak, and V.G. Allen, Long-term soil microbial community and enzyme activity responses to an integrated cropping-livestock system in a semi-arid region. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 2010. 137(3-4): p. 231-240.
  9. Acosta-Martínez, V., S.E. Dowd, C.W. Bell, R. Lascano, J.D. Booker, T.M. Zobeck, and D.R. Upchurch, Microbial Community Composition as Affected by Dryland Cropping Systems and Tillage in a Semiarid Sandy Soil. Diversity, 2010. 2(6): p. 910-931.
  10. Bell, C.W., V. Acosta-Martinez, N. McIntyre, S. Cox, D.T. Tissue, and J.C. Zak, Linking microbial community structure and function to seasonal differences in soil moisture and temperature in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Microbial Ecology, 2009. 58(4): p. 827-842.
  11. Patrick, L., K. Ogle, C.W. Bell, J.C. Zak, and D.T. Tissue, Physiological responses of two contrasting desert plant species to precipitation variability are differentially regulated by soil moisture and nitrogen dynamics. Global Change Biology, 2009. 15(5): p. 1214-1229.
  12. Robertson, T.R., C.W. Bell, J.C. Zak, and D.T. Tissue, Precipitation timing and magnitude differentially affect aboveground annual net primary productivity in three perennial species in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. New Phytologist, 2009. 181(1): p. 230-242.
  13. Bell, C.W., N.E. McIntyre, S.B. Cox, D.T. Tissue, and J.C. Zak, Soil Microbial Responses to Temporal Variations of Moisture and Temperature in a Chihuahuan Desert Grassland. Microbial Ecology, 2008. 56(1): p. 153-167.