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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume12
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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