Global change effects on terrestrial biogeochemistry at the plant–soil interface
Global change effects on terrestrial biogeochemistry at the plant–soil interface
Editor(s): Emily Solly, Lucia Fuchslueger, Alberto Canarini, Albert C. Brangarí, Michael Bahn, and Sara Vicca
Climate change is exposing terrestrial ecosystems to warmer temperatures, increased CO2 levels, and more frequent and intense drought and rainfall events. How different ecosystems respond to changing climatic conditions depends on a multitude of biological and geochemical processes which interact at different temporal and spatial scales.

On the one hand, plants assimilate carbon from the atmosphere and control carbon inputs into soil via plant detritus and rhizodeposition. On the other hand, soil fauna and microorganisms govern the decomposition of plant detritus and soil organic matter, which determines the cycling of carbon and of the nutrients necessary for plant growth. These interactions are further shaped by local environmental properties, such as vegetation type, relief, soil mineralogy, and physical structure, as well as the composition of plants and soil biota. Since soils represent the largest stock of organic carbon in terrestrial ecosystems and regulate carbon fluxes for about 10 times the current anthropogenic emissions, changes in the above-mentioned processes can have strong implications for global carbon cycling. Furthermore, the understanding of soil functioning is critical for improving predictions on the resistance and resilience of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change.

In this special issue, we seek to highlight research on biotic and abiotic interactions underlying terrestrial biogeochemical responses to climate, with a specific emphasis on elevated atmospheric CO2, warming, drought, and drying–rewetting events. We invite contributions covering field and laboratory experiments, conceptual development, and modelling studies.

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14 Dec 2023
Overview: ‘Global change effects on terrestrial biogeochemistry at the plant-soil interface’ 
Lucia Fuchslueger, Emily F. Solly, Alberto Canarini, and Albert C. Brangarí
EGUsphere,,, 2023
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16 Jun 2023
Differential temperature sensitivity of intracellular metabolic processes and extracellular soil enzyme activities
Adetunji Alex Adekanmbi, Laurence Dale, Liz Shaw, and Tom Sizmur
Biogeosciences, 20, 2207–2219,,, 2023
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30 May 2023
Ideas and perspectives: Alleviation of functional limitations by soil organisms is key to climate feedbacks from arctic soils
Gesche Blume-Werry, Jonatan Klaminder, Eveline J. Krab, and Sylvain Monteux
Biogeosciences, 20, 1979–1990,,, 2023
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23 May 2023
Effect of droughts and climate change on future soil weathering rates in Sweden
Veronika Kronnäs, Klas Lucander, Giuliana Zanchi, Nadja Stadlinger, Salim Belyazid, and Cecilia Akselsson
Biogeosciences, 20, 1879–1899,,, 2023
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17 Feb 2023
Maximum summer temperatures predict the temperature adaptation of Arctic soil bacterial communities
Ruud Rijkers, Mark Dekker, Rien Aerts, and James T. Weedon
Biogeosciences, 20, 767–780,,, 2023
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02 Feb 2023
The influence of elevated CO2 and soil depth on rhizosphere activity and nutrient availability in a mature Eucalyptus woodland
Johanna Pihlblad, Louise C. Andresen, Catriona A. Macdonald, David S. Ellsworth, and Yolima Carrillo
Biogeosciences, 20, 505–521,,, 2023
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01 Feb 2023
Soil organic matter diagenetic state informs boreal forest ecosystem feedbacks to climate change
Allison N. Myers-Pigg, Karl Kaiser, Ronald Benner, and Susan E. Ziegler
Biogeosciences, 20, 489–503,,, 2023
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16 Jan 2023
Peatlands and their carbon dynamics in northern high latitudes from 1990 to 2300: a process-based biogeochemistry model analysis
Bailu Zhao and Qianlai Zhuang
Biogeosciences, 20, 251–270,,, 2023
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06 Dec 2022
Greenhouse gas fluxes in mangrove forest soil in an Amazon estuary
Saúl Edgardo Martínez Castellón, José Henrique Cattanio, José Francisco Berrêdo, Marcelo Rollnic, Maria de Lourdes Ruivo, and Carlos Noriega
Biogeosciences, 19, 5483–5497,,, 2022
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17 Nov 2022
Effects of water table level and nitrogen deposition on methane and nitrous oxide emissions in an alpine peatland
Wantong Zhang, Zhengyi Hu, Joachim Audet, Thomas A. Davidson, Enze Kang, Xiaoming Kang, Yong Li, Xiaodong Zhang, and Jinzhi Wang
Biogeosciences, 19, 5187–5197,,, 2022
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14 Sep 2022
Consistent responses of vegetation gas exchange to elevated atmospheric CO2 emerge from heuristic and optimization models
Stefano Manzoni, Simone Fatichi, Xue Feng, Gabriel G. Katul, Danielle Way, and Giulia Vico
Biogeosciences, 19, 4387–4414,,, 2022
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05 Sep 2022
Dispersal of bacteria and stimulation of permafrost decomposition by Collembola
Sylvain Monteux, Janine Mariën, and Eveline J. Krab
Biogeosciences, 19, 4089–4105,,, 2022
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12 Aug 2022
Nitrophobic ectomycorrhizal fungi are associated with enhanced hydrophobicity of soil organic matter in a Norway spruce forest
Juan Pablo Almeida, Nicholas P. Rosenstock, Susanne K. Woche, Georg Guggenberger, and Håkan Wallander
Biogeosciences, 19, 3713–3726,,, 2022
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