Diana H Wall
Affiliation: Colorado State University
- Desiccation survival in an Antarctic nematode: molecular analysis using expressed sequenced tagsBishwo N Adhikari
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
BMC Genomics 10:69. 2009..In this study, we provide the first insight into the desiccation induced transcriptome of an Antarctic nematode through cDNA library construction and suppressive subtractive hybridization...
- Global change tipping points: above- and below-ground biotic interactions in a low diversity ecosystemDiana H Wall
Department of Biology and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1499, USA
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:2291-306. 2007..Presented here are suggested implications of global change on the Dry Valley terrestrial systems and how these effects might be manifested in the future...
- Are soil mite assemblages structured by the identity of native and invasive alien grasses?Mark G St John
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523 1499, USA
Ecology 87:1314-24. 2006..Our results suggest that extrapolations of soil mite diversity based on assumptions of plant specificity would be invalid...
- Effects of human trampling on populations of soil fauna in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, AntarcticaEdward Ayres
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Conserv Biol 22:1544-51. 2008..Consequently, management and conservation plans for Antarctic soils should consider the high sensitivity of soil fauna to physical disturbance as human presence in this ecosystem increases...
- The future of soil invertebrate communities in polar regions: different climate change responses in the Arctic and Antarctic?Uffe N Nielsen
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Ecol Lett 16:409-19. 2013..Greater soil biotic activity may move the Arctic towards a trajectory of being a substantial carbon source, while Antarctica could become a carbon sink...
- Linking soil biodiversity and vegetation: implications for a changing planetZachary A Sylvain
Department of Biology and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 1499, USA
Am J Bot 98:517-27. 2011..Because of our dependence on soils and plant production, studies linking soil biotic communities to primary productivity are needed to assure long-term soil sustainability...
- Does plant species co-occurrence influence soil mite diversity?Mark G St John
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 1499, USA
Ecology 87:625-33. 2006..There was no difference in soil mite richness between grass combinations of differing resource quality, or resource heterogeneity...
- Tree species traits influence soil physical, chemical, and biological properties in high elevation forestsEdward Ayres
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
PLoS ONE 4:e5964. 2009....
- The Life Cycle of the Antarctic Nematode Plectus murrayi Under Laboratory ConditionsCecilia Milano de Tomasel
Department of Biology and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1878
J Nematol 45:39-42. 2013..Our study supports other research that establishes P. murrayi as an important model organism for studying adaptation to extreme environmental stress...
- Antarctic climate cooling and terrestrial ecosystem responsePeter T Doran
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 West Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607, USA
Nature 415:517-20. 2002..Continental Antarctic cooling, especially the seasonality of cooling, poses challenges to models of climate and ecosystem change...
- Ecological linkages between aboveground and belowground biotaDavid A Wardle
Landcare Research, Post Office Box 69, Lincoln, New Zealand
Science 304:1629-33. 2004....
- Ecosystem carbon loss with woody plant invasion of grasslandsRobert B Jackson
Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0340, USA
Nature 418:623-6. 2002..Assessments relying on carbon stored from woody plant invasions to balance emissions may therefore be incorrect...
- Microbial community composition in soils of Northern Victoria Land, AntarcticaThomas D Niederberger
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Environ Microbiol 10:1713-24. 2008..However, rarefaction curves indicated that these microbial habitats remain under-sampled. Our results add to the recent literature suggesting that there is a higher biodiversity within Antarctic soils than previously expected...