Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 149–161, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-149-2022
SOIL, 8, 149–161, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-149-2022

Original research article 02 Mar 2022

Original research article | 02 Mar 2022

Network complexity of rubber plantations is lower than tropical forests for soil bacteria but not for fungi

Guoyu Lan 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-2021-98', J. Aaron Hogan, 17 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Guoyu LAN, 08 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-98', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Guoyu LAN, 08 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Revision (10 Dec 2021) by Ember Morrissey
AR by Guoyu LAN on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Dec 2021) by Ember Morrissey
RR by J. Aaron Hogan (20 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Jan 2022) by Ember Morrissey
AR by Guoyu LAN on behalf of the Authors (21 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Jan 2022) by Ember Morrissey
ED: Publish as is (02 Feb 2022) by Jeanette Whitaker(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Forest conversion alters both bacterial and fungal soil networks: it reduces bacterial network complexity and enhances fungal network complexity. This is because forest conversion changes the soil pH and other soil properties, which alters the bacterial composition and subsequent network structure. Our study demonstrates the impact of forest conversion on soil network structure, which has important implications for ecosystem functions and the health of soil ecosystems in tropical regions.