Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Publications: 2010 - present

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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(1):78-83.  PDF

Plante A.F., R.T. Conant, J. Carlson, R. Greenwood, J.M. Shulman, M.L. Haddix, and E.A. Paul. 2010. Decomposition temperature sensitivity of isolated soil organic matter fractions. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42(11):1991-1996.  PDF

Calderón,F.J., J.B. Reeves, H. P. Collins, and E.A. Paul. 2011.Chemical differences in soil organic matter fractions determined by diffuse-reflectance mid-infrared spectroscopy. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75(2):568-579.  PDF pages 568-574, PDF pages 575-579

Conant, R., S.M. Ogle, E.A. Paul and K. Paustian. 2011. Measuring and monitoring soil organic carbon stocks for climate mitigation. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 9(3):169-173.  PDF

Haddix, M.L., A.F. Plante, R.T. Conant, J. Six, J.M. Steinweg, K. Magrini-Bair, R.A. Drijber, S.J. Morris, and E.A. Paul. 2011. The role of soil characteristics on temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75(1):56-68.  PDF

Paul, E.A., R F. Follett, M. Haddix, and E. Pruessner. 2011. Soil dynamics related to soil C and microbial changes during long-term incubation. Soil Science 176(10):527-536.  PDF

Calderón, F.J., D. Schultz and E.A. Paul. 2012. Carbon allocation, belowground transfers and lipid turnover in a plant-microbial association. Soil Science Society of America Journal 76(5):1614-1623.  PDF

Paul, E.A. and P. Nannipieri. 2012. Soil biology in its second golden age. Hand Book of Soil Science. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Pp. IV-1 to IV-4.  

Wallenstein, M.D., M.L. Haddix, D.D. Lee, R.T. Conant, and E.A. Paul. 2012. Litter-slurry elucidates the key role of enzyme production and microbial dynamics in temperature sensitivity of organic matter decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 47:18-26.  PDF

Cotrufu, F., M. Wallenstein, C. Boot, K. Denef, and E.A. Paul. 2013. The molecular efficiency-matrix stabilization (MEMS) framework integrates plant litter decomposition with soil organic matter stabilization. Do labile plant inputs form stable soil organic matter? Global Change Biology 19:988-995.  PDF

Hurrisso, T.T., J.G. Davis, J.E. Brummer, M.E. Stromberger, M.M. Mikha, M.L. Haddix, M.R. Boohers, and E.A. Paul. 2013. Rapid changes in microbial biomass and aggregate size distribution in response to changes in organic matter management in grass pasture.  Geoderma 193-194:68-75.  PDF

Li, D., C. Schädel, M.L. Haddix, E.A. Paul, R. Conant, J. Li, J. Zhou, and Y. Luo. 2013. Differential responses of soil organic carbon fractions to warming: results from an analysis with data assimilation.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry  67:24-30.  PDF

Mellor, N.J., J. Hellerich, R. Drijber, M. Stromberg, S.J. Morris, and E.A. Paul. 2013. Changes in ecosystem carbon following afforestation of native sand prairie.  Soil Science Society of  America Journal 77(5):1613-1624.  PDF

Pisani, O., K.M. Hills, D. Courtier-Murias, A.J. Simpson, N.J. Mellor, E.A. Paul, S.J. Morris, and M.J. Simpson. 2013. Molecular level analysis of long term vegetative shifts and relationships to soil organic matter composition.  Organic Geohemistry 62:7-16.   PDF

Steinweg, J.M., J.S. Dukes, E.A. Paul and M.D. Wallenstein. 2013. Microbial responses to multi-factor climate change: effects on soil enzymes. Frontiers in Microbiology 4(146):1-11.  PDF

Wallenstein, M.D., M.L. Haddix, E. Ayres, H. Steltzer, K.A. Magrini-Bair, and E.A. Paul. 2013.  Litter chemistry changes more rapidly when decomped at home but converges during decomposition-transformation.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57:311-319.  PDF

Hinckley, E.S., W. Wieder, N. Fierer, and E.A. Paul. 2014. Digging into the world beneath our feet: bridging across scales in the age of global change.  EOS 95(11):95-97.  PDF

Li, D., C Schädel, M.L. Haddix, E A. Paul, R. Conant, J. Li, J. Zhou, and Y. Luo. 2014. Differential responses of soil organic carbon fractions to warming: results from an analysis with data assimilation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 67:28-36. PDF

Pisani, O., K.M. Hills, D. Courier-Murias, M.L. Haddix, E.A. Paul, R.T. Conant, A.J. Simpson, G.B. Arhonditsis and M.J. Simpson. 2014.  Accumulation of aliphatic compounds in soil with increasing mean annual temperature.  Organic Geochemistry 76:118-127.  PDF

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.  Roil respiration is not limited by reductions in microbial biomass during long-term soil incubations.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry 81:304-310.  PDF

Paul, E.A. (ed.) 2015. Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry. 4th Ed. Academic Press. San Diego.

Paul, E.A. 2015. Soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry in perspective. In: Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry. E.A. Paul (ed.). Academic Press, pp. 1-24.  PDF

Paul, E.A., S. Kravchenko, S. Grandy and S. Morris. 2015. Soil organic matter dynamics: Controls and management for sustainable ecosystem functioning. In: S.K. Hamilton, J.E. Doll, and G.P. Robertson, (ed.). The ecology of agricultural landscapes: long-term research on the path to sustainability. Oxford University Press, NY, NY, USA. Pp. 104-134.  PDF

Haddix, M.L., K. Magrini-Bair, R.J. Evans, R.T. Conant, M.D. Wallenstein, S.J. Morris, F. Calderon, and E.A. Paul.  2016.  Progressing towards more quantitative analytical pyrolysis of soil organic matter using molecular beam mass spectroscopy of whole soils and added standards. Geoderma 283:88-100.   PDF

Haddix. M.L., E.A. Paul and M.F. Cotrufo. 2016. Dual, differential isotope labeling shows the preferential movement of labile plant constituents into mineral-bonded soil organic matter. Global Change Biology 22:2301-2312.  PDF

Hinkley, E.S., G.B. Bonan, G.J. Bowen, B.P. Colman, P.A. Duffy, C.L. Goodale, B.Z. Houlton, E. Marin-Spiotta, K. Ogle, S.V. Ollinger, E.A. Paul, P.M. Vitousek, K.C. Weathers and D.G. Williams. 2016. The soil and plant biogeochemistry sampling design for the National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere 7(3): Article e01234.  PDF

Paul, E.A. 2016. Review Paper: The nature and dynamics of soil organic matter: plant inputs, mircrobial transformations, and organic matter stabilization. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 98:109-126.   PDF

Pisani, O., M.L. Haddix, R.T. Conant, E.A. Paul, and M.J. Simpson. 2016. Molecular composition of soil organic matter with land-use change along a bi-continental mean annual temperature gradient. Science of the Total Environment  573:470-480.   PDF