De Nobili, M., Diaz-Ravina, M., Brookes, P. C. and Jenkinson, D. S. 1996. Epub 2019 Jan 11. Our objectives were to quantify long‐term and seasonal changes in soil organic C (SOC), soil microbial biomass C (SMBC) and N (SMBN), and mineralizable C and N in continuous sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] and sorghum‐wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)/soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] In addition, the soil profile would have contained non-volatile organic carbon associated with buried organic carbon and microbial biomass which would also have contributed to oxygen consumption through microbial mineralisation. Divide hte TOC result by 0.45 to convert hte hlocroform-labile C pool to hte microbial biomass C (Beck et al. Average soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) content and microbial biomass C (MBC) in the four forests. A - Papers appearing in refereed journals. sequences under conventional tillage (CT) and no tillage (NT) with and without N fertilization. It comprises about 2-3% of the total organic carbon in the soil and recognized as an important source of nutrients to plants. The effect of cover crops on soil microbes was also influenced by biomass, suggesting that managing cover crop biomass may allow farmers to indirectly manage soil microbes. An exponential decay model of 13 C in total microbial biomass in limed soils indicated that the half‐life of the tracer within this carbon pool was 4.7 days. Abstract. China) were studied.C mic. microbial biomass carbon (MBC), dehydrogenase (DHA), and proteinase activity (PTA) in Lessivated Cambisol and yield-related properties of maize and wheat grains in a two-year trial. The microbial biomass of soil was determined by killing and lysing the soil microbes by fumigation with chloroform, irradiation with gamma rays, or irradiation with microwaves. The team found that cover cropping increased active microbial biomass by 64% and bioavailable soil carbon by 37% in one season. Evidence for the use of a control in the fumigation-incubation method for measuring microbial biomass carbon in soil. Soil microbial biomass and the emission of CO2 from the soil surface were measured in yellow soils (Ultisols) of the karst areas of southwest China. Underlying factors relating to the R h variations In the four forests studied, soil temperature was the dominant influential factor controlling the seasonal R h variations, of which 45–85% was explained by T 5 changes with exponential functions ( P < 0.001, Fig. Soil microbial biomass is an important parameter linking the plants to soil. Different letters indicate that differences between plots are not due to chance (P <0.05). 4 ). Microbial biomass carbon was the highest in ridge grassland, abandoned farmland, and pine woodland, followed by in Caragana korshinskii land, Medicago sativa land, restored land, and roadside land, and in wheat field and potato field. Soil microbial biomass carbon (SMB-C) was determined by Fumigation-extraction method as per the procedure given by Vance et al. 3.2 Mineralisation rates . (1987). Soil Biology and Biochemistry. Soil Biol Biochem. This data set provides the concentrations of soil microbial biomass carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), soil organic carbon, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus at biome and global scales. The soils are relatively weathered, leached and impoverished, and have a low input of plant residues. Analyze for TOC on hte TCITOC/ nalyzera nihte Sposito lab. 511-518. fect of the carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio of soil litter layers on microbial respiration in absolute terms and per unit mi-crobial biomass C. For this purpose, a global data set on mi- crobial respiration per unit microbial biomass C – termed the metabolic quotient (qCO2) – was compiled from literature data. Ratio of microbial biomass carbon to soil organic carbon as a sensitive indicator of changes in soil organic matter. Assimilable organic carbon (AOC) is commonly used to measure the growth potential of microorganisms in water, but has not yet been investigated for measuring microbial growth potential in soils. The measurements were made for a 1-year period and show a reciprocal relationship between microbial biomass and surface CO2 efflux. mitigates the loss of soil carbon. However, studies on soil and microbial biomass stoichiometry in forests are rare. Unfertilized soil was used as a control variant. Soil and microbial biomass stoichiometry plays an important role in understanding nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Relative to cropland, "grain for green" project played a key role in improving soil microbial resources. Adenosine 5'-triphosphate measurements in soils containing recently added glucose. Soil microbial biomass carbon. The biomass of prokaryotes and fungi, organic carbon stocks, and CO 2 emission were studied in the Cryosols and Leptosols of Franz Josef Land. However, microbial adaptation or a change in microbial communities could lead to an upward adjustment of the efficiency of carbon use, counteracting the decline in microbial biomass and accelerating soil-carbon loss. Geographic distance and soil microbial biomass carbon drive biogeographical distribution of fungal communities in Chinese Loess Plateau soils Sci Total Environ. Soil microbial biomass (C mic.) This study investigated the effect of tree species and topographic factors on the ecological stoichiometry of soil and soil microbial biomass. It is also a dynamic component of the soil associated with several functional properties of terrestrial ecosystem. GP Sparling Australian Journal of Soil Research 30(2) 195 - 207 Published: 1992 . 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