Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

IF value: 3.480
IF3.480
IF 5-year value: 4.194
IF 5-year
4.194
CiteScore value: 6.7
CiteScore
6.7
SNIP value: 1.143
SNIP1.143
IPP value: 3.65
IPP3.65
SJR value: 1.761
SJR1.761
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 118
Scimago H
index
118
h5-index value: 60
h5-index60
BG | Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 15, 1415–1424, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1415-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: Biological soil crusts and their role in biogeochemical processes...

Biogeosciences, 15, 1415–1424, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1415-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 Mar 2018

Research article | 08 Mar 2018

Revisiting chlorophyll extraction methods in biological soil crusts – methodology for determination of chlorophyll a and chlorophyll a + b as compared to previous methods

Jennifer Caesar et al.

Related authors

Microclimatic conditions and water content fluctuations experienced by epiphytic bryophytes in an Amazonian rain forest
Nina Löbs, David Walter, Cybelli G. G. Barbosa, Sebastian Brill, Rodrigo P. Alves, Gabriela R. Cerqueira, Marta de Oliveira Sá, Alessandro C. de Araújo, Leonardo R. de Oliveira, Florian Ditas, Daniel Moran-Zuloaga, Ana Paula Pires Florentino, Stefan Wolff, Ricardo H. M. Godoi, Jürgen Kesselmeier, Sylvia Mota de Oliveira, Meinrat O. Andreae, Christopher Pöhlker, and Bettina Weber
Biogeosciences, 17, 5399–5416, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5399-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5399-2020, 2020
Short summary
Aerosol measurement methods to quantify spore emissions from fungi and cryptogamic covers in the Amazon
Nina Löbs, Cybelli G. G. Barbosa, Sebastian Brill, David Walter, Florian Ditas, Marta de Oliveira Sá, Alessandro C. de Araújo, Leonardo R. de Oliveira, Ricardo H. M. Godoi, Stefan Wolff, Meike Piepenbring, Jürgen Kesselmeier, Paulo Artaxo, Meinrat O. Andreae, Ulrich Pöschl, Christopher Pöhlker, and Bettina Weber
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 153–164, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-153-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-153-2020, 2020
Short summary
Land cover and its transformation in the backward trajectory footprint region of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory
Christopher Pöhlker, David Walter, Hauke Paulsen, Tobias Könemann, Emilio Rodríguez-Caballero, Daniel Moran-Zuloaga, Joel Brito, Samara Carbone, Céline Degrendele, Viviane R. Després, Florian Ditas, Bruna A. Holanda, Johannes W. Kaiser, Gerhard Lammel, Jošt V. Lavrič, Jing Ming, Daniel Pickersgill, Mira L. Pöhlker, Maria Praß, Nina Löbs, Jorge Saturno, Matthias Sörgel, Qiaoqiao Wang, Bettina Weber, Stefan Wolff, Paulo Artaxo, Ulrich Pöschl, and Meinrat O. Andreae
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8425–8470, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8425-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8425-2019, 2019
Short summary
Global NO and HONO emissions of biological soil crusts estimated by a process-based non-vascular vegetation model
Philipp Porada, Alexandra Tamm, Jose Raggio, Yafang Cheng, Axel Kleidon, Ulrich Pöschl, and Bettina Weber
Biogeosciences, 16, 2003–2031, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2003-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2003-2019, 2019
Short summary
Artifacts from manganese reduction in rock samples prepared by focused ion beam (FIB) slicing for X-ray microspectroscopy
Dorothea S. Macholdt, Jan-David Förster, Maren Müller, Bettina Weber, Michael Kappl, A. L. David Kilcoyne, Markus Weigand, Jan Leitner, Klaus Peter Jochum, Christopher Pöhlker, and Meinrat O. Andreae
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 8, 97–111, https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-8-97-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-8-97-2019, 2019
Short summary

Related subject area

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: Microbial Ecology & Geomicrobiology
Cryptic roles of tetrathionate in the sulfur cycle of marine sediments: microbial drivers and indicators
Subhrangshu Mandal, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Chayan Roy, Moidu Jameela Rameez, Jagannath Sarkar, Tarunendu Mapder, Svetlana Fernandes, Aditya Peketi, Aninda Mazumdar, and Wriddhiman Ghosh
Biogeosciences, 17, 4611–4631, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4611-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4611-2020, 2020
Short summary
Lake mixing regime selects apparent methane oxidation kinetics of the methanotroph assemblage
Magdalena J. Mayr, Matthias Zimmermann, Jason Dey, Bernhard Wehrli, and Helmut Bürgmann
Biogeosciences, 17, 4247–4259, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4247-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4247-2020, 2020
The contribution of microbial communities in polymetallic nodules to the diversity of the deep-sea microbiome of the Peru Basin (4130–4198 m depth)
Massimiliano Molari, Felix Janssen, Tobias R. Vonnahme, Frank Wenzhöfer, and Antje Boetius
Biogeosciences, 17, 3203–3222, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3203-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3203-2020, 2020
Short summary
Uncovering chemical signatures of salinity gradients through compositional analysis of protein sequences
Jeffrey M. Dick, Miao Yu, and Jingqiang Tan
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-146,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-146, 2020
Revised manuscript accepted for BG
Short summary
The pH-based ecological coherence of active canonical methanotrophs in paddy soils
Jun Zhao, Yuanfeng Cai, and Zhongjun Jia
Biogeosciences, 17, 1451–1462, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1451-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1451-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Arain, S. S., Kazi, T. G., Arain, J. B., Afridi, H. I., Brahman, K. D., Shah, F., Naeemullah, Arain, S., and Panhwar, A. H.: Simultaneous preconcentration of toxic elements in artificial saliva extract of smokeless tobacco product, mainpuri by cloud point extraction method, Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 92, 289–296, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.03.001, 2013. 
Arnon, D. I.: Copper Enzymes in Isolated Chloroplasts, Polyphenoloxidase in Beta Vulgaris, Plant Physiol., 24, 1–15, 1949. 
Bamforth, S. S.: Protozoa of biological soil crusts of a cool desert in Utah, J. Arid Environ., 72, 722–729, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2007.08.007, 2008. 
Barger, N. N., Weber, B., Garcia-Pichel, F., Zaady, E., and Belnap, J.: Patterns and Controls on Nitrogen Cycling of Biological Soil Crusts, Ecol. Stud., 226, 257–285, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30214-0_14, 2016. 
Barnes, J. D., Balaguer, L., Manrique, E., Elvira, S., and Davison, A. W.: A reappraisal of the use of DMSO for the extraction and determination of chlorophyll a and b in lichens and higher plants, Environ. Exp. Bot., 32, 85–100, 1992. 
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
In our study we analyzed the efficiency of different chlorophyll extraction solvents and investigated the effect of different preparatory steps to determine the optimal extraction method for biological soil crusts. Based on our results we confirm a DMSO-based chlorophyll extraction method without grinding pretreatment and suggest to insert an intermediate shaking step for complete chlorophyll extraction.
In our study we analyzed the efficiency of different chlorophyll extraction solvents and...
Citation
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint