Articles | Volume 16, issue 19
Biogeosciences, 16, 3911–3928, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3911-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 3911–3928, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3911-2019

Research article 10 Oct 2019

Research article | 10 Oct 2019

Spatial gradients in the characteristics of soil-carbon fractions are associated with abiotic features but not microbial communities

Aditi Sengupta et al.

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ED: Publish as is (09 Sep 2019) by Ji-Hyung Park
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Coastal terrestrial–aquatic interfaces represent dynamic yet poorly understood zones of biogeochemical cycles. We evaluated associations between the soil salinity gradient, molecular-level soil-C chemistry, and microbial community assembly processes in a coastal watershed on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, USA. Results revealed salinity-driven gradients in molecular-level C chemistry, with little evidence of an association between C chemistry and microbial community assembly processes.
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