No evidence for compensatory thermal adaptation of soil microbial respiration in the study of Bradford et al. (2008)

Iain P. Hartley, David William Hopkins, Mark H. Garnett, Martin Sommerkorn, Philip Wookey

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    Bradford et al. (2008) conclude that thermal adaptation will reduce the response of soil microbial respiration to rising global temperatures. However, we question both the methods used to calculate mass-specific respiration rates and the interpretation of the results. No clear evidence of thermal adaptation reducing soil microbial activity was produced.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)E12-E14
    Number of pages3
    JournalEcology Letters
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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