Decreased mass specific respiration under experimental warming is robust to the microbial biomass method employed


Journal Article

Hartley et al. question whether reduction in Rmass, under experimental warming, arises because of the biomass method. We show the method they treat as independent yields the same result. We describe why the substrate-depletion hypothesis may not solely explain observed responses, and urge caution in interpretation of the seasonal data. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bradford, MA; Wallenstein, MD; Allison, SD; Treseder, KK; Frey, SD; Watts, BW; Davies, CA; Maddox, TR; Melillo, JM; Mohan, JE; Reynolds, JF

Published Date

  • July 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 7

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-0248

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1461-023X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01332.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus