Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Publications: 2000 - 2009

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2010 - Present



Collins, H.P., E.T. Elliott, K. Paustian, L.C. Bundy, W.A. Dick, D.R. Huggins, A.J.M. Smucker, and E.A. Paul. 2000. Soil carbon pools and fluxes in long-term corn belt agroecosystems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32(2):157-168.   PDF

Haile-Mariam, S., W. Cheng, D.W. Johnson, J.T. Ball, and E.A. Paul. 2000. Use of carbon-13 and carbon-14 to measure the effects of carbon dioxide and nitrogen fertilization on carbon dynamics in ponderosa pine. Soil Science Society of America Journal 64(6):1984-1993.   PDF

Paul, E.A. 2000. Soil microbiology and biochemistry: directions and challenges for the future. In: Soil Fertility, Soil Biology and Plant Nutrient Interrelationship. J.O. Siqueira, F.M.S. Moreira, A.S. Lopes, L.R.G. Guilherme, V. Faquin, A.E. Furtini Neto and J.G. Carvalho (eds.). Society Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, Lavras-MG, Brazil pp. 25-49.

Paul, E.A. 2000. Soil Biology and biochemistry In: Handbook of Soil Science. M. Sumner (ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. C1-C10.   PDF

Phillips, C.J., D. Harris, S.L. Dollhopf, K.L. Gross, J.I. Prosser, and E.A. Paul. 2000. Effects of agronomic treatments on the structure and function of ammonia-oxidizing communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66(12):5410-5418.    PDF

Phillips, C.J., E.A. Paul, and J.I. Prosser. 2000. Quantitative analysis of ammonia oxidising bacteria using competitive PCR. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 32(2):167-175.   PDF

Robertson, G.P. and E. A. Paul. 2000. Decomposition and soil organic matter dynamics. In: Methods in Ecosystem Science. O. E. Sala, R.B. Jackson, H.A. Mooney, and R. Horwarth (eds.). Springer-Verlag, New York, N.Y. pp. 104-116.   PDF

Robertson, G.P., E.A. Paul, and R.R. Harwood. 2000. Greenhouse gases in intensive agriculture: Contributions of individual gases to the radiative forcing of the atmosphere. Science 289(5486):1922-1925.  PDF

Stoyan, H., H. De-Polli, S. Böhm, G.P. Robertson, and E.A. Paul. 2000. Spatial heterogeneity of soil respiration and related properties at the plant scale. Plant and Soil 222(1-2)19:1-12.  PDF

Kosola, K.R., D.I. Dickmann, E.A. Paul, and D. Parry.  2001.  Repeated insect defoliation effects on growth, nitrogen acquisition, carbohydrates, and root demography of poplars.  Oecologia 129(1):65-74.   PDF

Leavitt, S.W., E. Pendall, E.A. Paul, T. Brooks, B.A. Kimball, P.J. Pinter, H.B. Johnson, A. Matthias, G.W. Wall, and R.L. LaMorte.  2001.  Stable-carbon isotopes and soil organic carbon in wheat under CO2 enrichment.  New Phytologist 150(2):305-314.   PDF

Paul, E.A., H.P. Collins, and S.W. Leavitt. 2001. Dynamics of resistant soil carbon of Midwestern agricultural soils measured by naturally occurring C-14 abundance. Geoderma 104(3-4):239-256   PDF

Paul, E.A., S.J. Morris, and S. Böhm. 2001. The determination of soil C pool sizes and turnover rates: Biophysical fractionation and tracers. In: Assessment Methods for Soil C Pools. R. Lal, J.M. Kimble, R.F. Follett, and B.A. Stewart (eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Pp. 193-206.   PDF

Willson, T.C., E.A. Paul, and R. R. Harwood. 2001. Biologically active soil organic matter fractions in sustainable cropping systems. Applied Soil Ecology 16(1):63-76.  PDF

Hanson, E.J., P.A. Throop, S. Serce, J. Ravenscroft, and E. Paul. 2002. Comparison of nitrification rates in blueberry and forest soils. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 127(1):136-142.   PDF

Morris, S.J. and E.A. Paul. 2002. Forest ecology and soil organic matter. In: J. Kimble, R. Birdsey, R. Lal, R. Follett and J. Heath (eds.). The potential of US forest soil to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect. CRC Press Boca Rotan Fl. pp 109-126.   PDF

Reilly, J., F. Tubiello, B. McCarl, D. Abler, R. Darwin, K. Fuglie, S. Hollinger, C. Izuaralde, S.Jagtad, J. Jones, L. Mearns, D. Ojima, E. Paul, K. Paustian, S. Rihas, and N. Rosenberg. 2002. U.S. Agriculture and climate change. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge UK.

Sanchez, J.E., E.A. Paul, T.C. Willson, J. Smeenk, and R.R. Harwood. 2002. Corn root effects on the nitrogen-supplying capacity of a conditioned soil. Agronomy Journal 94(3): 391-396.   PDF

Six, J., P. S. Callewaert,. S. Lenders, S De Gryze, S.J. Morris, E.G. Gregorich, E.A. Paul, and K. Paustian. 2002. Measuring and understanding carbon storage in afforested soils by physical fractionation. Soil Science Society of America Journal 66(6).1981-1987.  PDF

Six. J., R.T. Conant, E.A. Paul, and K. Paustian. 2002. Stabilization mechanisms of soil organic matter: Implications for C-saturation of soils. Plant and Soil 241(2):155-176.   PDF

Blackwood, C.B. and E.A. Paul. 2003. Eubacterial community structure and population size within the soil light fraction, rhizosphere, and heavy fraction of several agricultural systems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 35(9):1245-1255.   PDF

Blackwood, C.B., T. Marsh, S.H. Kim, and E.A. Paul. 2003. Terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism data analysis for quantitative comparison of microbial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69(2):926-932.   PDF

Di Costy, R.J. D.P. Welicky, S.J. Anderson, and E.A. Paul. 2003. N-15-CPMAS nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and biological stability of soil organic matter in whole soil and particle-size fractions. Organic Geochemistry 34(12):1635-1650.   PDF

Fortuna, A., R.R. Harwood, K. Kizilkaya, and E.A.Paul. 2003. Optimizing nutrient availability and potential carbon sequestration. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 35(8):1005-1013.   PDF

Fortuna, A., R.R. Harwood, and E.A. Paul. 2003. The effects of compost and crop rotations on carbon turnover and the particulate organic matter fraction. Soil Science 168(6):434-444.   PDF

Fortuna A., R.R. Harwood, G.P. Robertson, J.W. Fisk, and E.A. Paul. 2003. Seasonal changes in nitrification potential associated with application of N fertilizer and compost in maize systems of southwest Michigan. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 97(1-3):285-293.   PDF

Paul, E.A, S.J. Morris, J. Six, K. Paustian, and E.G. Gregorich. 2003. Interpretation of soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in agricultural and afforested soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 67(5):1620-1628.   PDF

Rillig, M.C., P.W. Ramsey, S.J. Morris, and E A. Paul. 2003. Glomulin, an arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungal soil protein, responds to land-use change. Plant and Soil 253(2):293-299.  PDF

De Gryze, S., J. Six, K. Paustian, S.J. Morris, E.A. Paul, and R. Merckx. 2004. Soil organic carbon pool changes following land-use conversions. Global Change Biology 10(7):1120-1132.   PDF

Kosola, K. R., D.M. Durall, G. P. Robertson, D.I. Dickman, D. Parry, CA. Russell, and E.A. Paul. 2004. Resilience of mycorrhyzal fungi on defoliated and fertilized hybrid poplar. Canadian Journal of Botany - Revue Canadienne de Botanique 82(5): 671–680.   PDF

Lavelle, D.E. Bignell, M.C. Austen, V.K. Brown, V. Behan-Pelletier, J.R. Garey. P.S. Giller, S.J. Hawkins, G.G. Brown, M. St. John, H.W. Hunt, and E.A. Paul. 2004. Connecting soil and sediment biodiversity: The role of scale and implications for management. In: Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments. D.H. Wall (ed.) Island Press Washington, pp. 193-224.  PDF

Paul, E.A., H.P. Collins, K. Paustian, E.T. Elliott, S. Frey, N. Juma, H. Janzen, C.A. Campbell, R.P. Zentner, G.P. Lafond, and A.P. Moulin. 2004. Management effects on the dynamics and storage rates of organic matter in long-term rotations. Canadian Journal of  Soil Science 84(1):49-61.   PDF

Russell, C.A., K.R. Kosola, E.A. Paul, and G.P. Robertson. 2004. Nitrogen cycling in poplar stands defoliated by insects. Biogeochemistry 68(3): 365-381.   PDF

Sanchez, J.E., R.R. Harwood, T.C. Willson, K. Kizilkaya, J. Smeenk, E. Parker, E.A. Paul, B.D. Knezek, and G.P. Robertson. 2004. Managing soil carbon and nitrogen for productivity and environmental quality. Agronomy Journal 96(3):769-775.   PDF

van der Putten, W.H., J.M. Anderson, R.D. Bardgett, V.B. Behan-Pelletier, D.E. Bignell, G.G. Brown, V.K. Brown, L. Brussaard, H.W. Hunt, P. Ineson, T.H. Jones, P. Lavelle, E.A. Paul, M.S. John, D.A. Wardle, T. Wojtowicz, and D.H. Wall. 2004. The sustainable delivery of goods and services provided by soil biota. In: Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments. D.H. Wall (ed.) Island Press Washington. pp. 15-43.   PDF

Wardle, D.A. V.K. Brown, V. Behan-Pelletier, M.S. John, T. Woijtowicz, R.D. Bargett, G.G. Brown, P. Ineson, P. Lavelle, W.H. van der Putten, J.H. Anderson, L. Brussard, H.W. Hunt, E.A. Paul, and D.H. Wall. 2004. Vulnerability to global change of ecosystem goods and services driven by soil biota. In: Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments. D.H. Wall (ed.), Island Press Washington. pp. 101-135.   PDF

Wall, D.H., A.H. Fritter, and E.A. Paul. 2005. Developing new perspectives from advances in soil biodiversity research. In: Biological diversity and functioning in soils. R.D. Bardgett, M.B. Usher and D.W. Hopkins (ed.) Cambridge Univ. Press. Cambridge, UK. pp 3-27.   PDF

Blackwood, C.B., C.J. Dell, A.J.M. Smucker, and E. A. Paul. 2006. Eubacterial communities in different soil microaggregate environments and cropping systems. Soil Bioliogy & Biochemistry 38(4):720-728.   PDF

Paul, E.A., S.J. Morris, R.T. Conant, and A.F. Plante. 2006. Does the hydrolysis-incubation method measure meaningful soil carbon pools? Soil Science Society of America Journal 70(3):1023-1035.   PDF

Paustian, K., J.M. Antle, J. Sheehan, and E.A. Paul. 2006. Agriculture's role in greenhouse gas emissions. Pew Center on Global Climate Change Arlington, VA.120 pp.  PDF

Plante, A.F., R.T. Conant, E.A. Paul, K. Paustian, and J. Six. 2006. Acid hydrolysis of easily dispersed and microaggregate-derived silt- and clay-sized fraction to isolate resistant organic matter. European Journal of Soil Science 57(4):456-467.   PDF

Follett, R.F., E.A. Paul, and E.G. Pruessner. 2007. Soil carbon dynamics during a long-term incubation study involving 13C and 14C measurements.. Soil Science 172(3):189-208.  PDF

Morris, S.J., S. Bohm, S, Haile-Mariam, and E.A. Paul. 2007. Evaluation of carbon accrual in afforested agricultural soil. Global Change Biology 13(6):1145-1156.   PDF

Paul, E.A. 2007. Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry. 3rd edition. E.A. Paul (ed.) Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 532 pp.

Paul, E.A. 2007. Soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry in perspective. In: Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry. 3rd edition. E.A. Paul (ed.) Academic Press, San Diego, CA. pp 3-24.   PDF

Andren, O., H. Kirchmann, T. Katterer, J. Magid, E.A. Paul, and D.C. Coleman. 2008. Visions of a more precise soil biology. European Journal of  Soil Science 59(2):380-390.   PDF

Conant, R.T., R A. Drijber, M L. Haddix, W.J. Parton, E A. Paul, A.F. Plante, J. Six, and J.M. Steinweg. 2008. Sensitivity of organic matter decomposition to warming varies with its quality. Global Change Biology 14(4):868–877.   PDF

Conant. R.T., J.M. Steinweg, M.L. Haddix, E.A. Paul, A.F. Plante, and J. Six. 2008. Experimental warming shows that decomposition temperature sensitivity increases with soil organic matter recalcitrance. Ecology 89(9):2384-2391.   PDF

Haile -Mariam, S., H.P. Collins, S.E. Wright, and E.A. Paul. 2008. Fractionation and long-term incubation to measure soil organic matter dynamics. Soil Science Society of  America Journal 72(2):370-378.   PDF

Paul, E.A., K. Magrini, R. Conant, R.F. Follett, and S.J. Morris. 2008. Biological and molecular structure analysis of the controls on soil organic matter dynamics. International Humic Substance Society, Proceedings 14. I.V Permanova and N.A. Kulikova (eds) Lomomosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. pp. 167-170.   PDF

Steinweg, J.M., A.F. Plante, R.T. Conant, E.A. Paul, and D.L. Tanaka. 2008. Patterns of substrate utilization during long-term incubations at different temperatures. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40(11):2722-2728.   PDF

Fierer, N., A.S. Grandy, J. Six, and E.A. Paul. 2009. Searching for unifying principles in soil ecology. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 41(11):2249-2256.   PDF

Nannipieri, P. and E. Paul  2009. The chemical and functional characteristics of soil organic N and its biotic components. Soil Biology & Biochem. 41(12):2357-2369.   PDF

Plante, A.F., K. Magrini-Bair, M. Vigil, and E.A. Paul. 2009. Pyrolysis-molecular beam mass spectrometry to characterize soil organic matter composition in chemically isolated fractions from different land uses. Biogeochemistry 92(1-2):145-161.    PDF

Plante, A.F., J. Six, E.A. Paul, and R.T. Conant. 2009. Does physical protection of soil organic matter attenuate temperature sensitivity? Soil Science Society of  America Journal 73(4):1168-1172.   PDF