Articles | Volume 11, issue 21
Research article
05 Nov 2014
Research article |  | 05 Nov 2014

Effects of drought on nitrogen turnover and abundances of ammonia-oxidizers in mountain grassland

L. Fuchslueger, E.-M. Kastl, F. Bauer, S. Kienzl, R. Hasibeder, T. Ladreiter-Knauss, M. Schmitt, M. Bahn, M. Schloter, A. Richter, and U. Szukics


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ED: Publish as is (29 Sep 2014) by Peter van Bodegom
Short summary
In mountain grasslands drought has distinct transient effects on soil nitrogen cycling and bacterial and archaeal ammonia-oxidizers (AOB and AOA), which could have been related to a niche differentiation of these two groups at increasing NH4+ levels. However, the effective strength of drought was modulated by the level of grassland management.
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