Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 547–561, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-547-2021
SOIL, 7, 547–561, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-547-2021

Original research article 26 Aug 2021

Original research article | 26 Aug 2021

Microbial activity responses to water stress in agricultural soils from simple and complex crop rotations

Jörg Schnecker et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-35', Elizabeth Bach, 25 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jörg Schnecker, 07 Jul 2021
      • AC4: 'Reply on AC1', Jörg Schnecker, 08 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-35', Theresa McHugh, 05 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jörg Schnecker, 07 Jul 2021
      • AC5: 'Reply on AC2', Jörg Schnecker, 08 Jul 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-35', Ember Morrissey, 05 Jul 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on EC1', Jörg Schnecker, 07 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Jul 2021) by Ember Morrissey
AR by Jörg Schnecker on behalf of the Authors (09 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Jul 2021) by Ember Morrissey
ED: Publish as is (26 Jul 2021) by Jeanette Whitaker(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Drought and flooding challenge agricultural systems and their management globally. Here we investigated the response of soils from long-term agricultural field sites with simple and diverse crop rotations to either drought or flooding. We found that irrespective of crop rotation complexity, soil and microbial properties were more resistant to flooding than to drought and highly resilient to drought and flooding during single or repeated stress pulses.