Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Research article
05 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 05 Sep 2022

Dispersal of bacteria and stimulation of permafrost decomposition by Collembola

Sylvain Monteux, Janine Mariën, and Eveline J. Krab

Data sets

Data supporting ``Dispersal of bacteria and stimulation of permafrost decomposition by Collembola'' S. Monteux, J. Mariën, and E. Krab

Model code and software

Data analysis pipeline for bacterial community composition and CO2 fluxes in a permafrost-Collembola incubation S. Monteux

Short summary
Quantifying the feedback from the decomposition of thawing permafrost soils is crucial to establish adequate climate warming mitigation scenarios. Past efforts have focused on abiotic and to some extent microbial drivers of decomposition but not biotic drivers such as soil fauna. We added soil fauna (Collembola Folsomia candida) to permafrost, which introduced bacterial taxa without affecting bacterial communities as a whole but increased CO2 production (+12 %), presumably due to priming.
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