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.

Viewed

Total article views: 593 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
449 124 20 593 9 6
  • HTML: 449
  • PDF: 124
  • XML: 20
  • Total: 593
  • BibTeX: 9
  • EndNote: 6
Views and downloads (calculated since 15 Apr 2021)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 15 Apr 2021)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 552 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 552 with geography defined and 0 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 
Latest update: 16 Oct 2021
Download
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.