Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 611–637, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-611-2021
SOIL, 7, 611–637, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-611-2021

Original research article 09 Sep 2021

Original research article | 09 Sep 2021

The role of ecosystem engineers in shaping the diversity and function of arid soil bacterial communities

Capucine Baubin 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-2021-29', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Capucine Baubin, 11 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-29', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Capucine Baubin, 11 Jul 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Capucine Baubin, 16 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Jul 2021) by Elizabeth Bach
AR by Capucine Baubin on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Aug 2021) by Elizabeth Bach
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Aug 2021) by Jeanette Whitaker(Executive Editor)
AR by Capucine Baubin on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
In this paper, we describe changes in desert soil bacterial diversity and function when two ecosystem engineers, shrubs and ant nests, in an arid environment are present. The results show that bacterial activity increases when there are ecosystem engineers and that their impact is non-additive. This is one of a handful of studies that investigated the separate and combined effects of ecosystem engineers on soil bacterial communities investigating both composition and function.