Soil Biology & Biochemistry

(The TQCC of Soil Biology & Biochemistry is 23. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Plant- or microbial-derived? A review on the molecular composition of stabilized soil organic matter322
Rare microbial taxa as the major drivers of ecosystem multifunctionality in long-term fertilized soils237
The microplastisphere: Biodegradable microplastics addition alters soil microbial community structure and function231
Do cover crops benefit soil microbiome? A meta-analysis of current research204
Microbial necromass as the source of soil organic carbon in global ecosystems203
A meta-analysis of global cropland soil carbon changes due to cover cropping196
Carbon and nitrogen recycling from microbial necromass to cope with C:N stoichiometric imbalance by priming190
Microplastics in the agroecosystem: Are they an emerging threat to the plant-soil system?179
Soil moisture mediates microbial carbon and phosphorus metabolism during vegetation succession in a semiarid region134
Effects of microplastics on plant growth and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in a soil spiked with ZnO nanoparticles132
The physical structure of soil: Determinant and consequence of trophic interactions127
Soil extracellular enzyme stoichiometry reflects the shift from P- to N-limitation of microorganisms with grassland restoration103
Soil microbial diversity and composition: Links to soil texture and associated properties99
Farmyard manure applications stimulate soil carbon and nitrogen cycling by boosting microbial biomass rather than changing its community composition97
Deliberate introduction of invisible invaders: A critical appraisal of the impact of microbial inoculants on soil microbial communities96
Network analysis and subsequent culturing reveal keystone taxa involved in microbial litter decomposition dynamics95
Changes in soil bacterial and fungal community composition and functional groups during the succession of boreal forests93
Effects of nitrogen and phosphorus addition on microbial community composition and element cycling in a grassland soil92
Soil microbial community responses to labile organic carbon fractions in relation to soil type and land use along a climate gradient91
Negative effects of multiple global change factors on soil microbial diversity90
Global patterns and associated drivers of priming effect in response to nutrient addition90
Nutrient addition reduces carbon sequestration in a Tibetan grassland soil: Disentangling microbial and physical controls90
Network analysis reveals the strengthening of microbial interaction in biological soil crust development in the Mu Us Sandy Land, northwestern China89
Organic amendments drive shifts in microbial community structure and keystone taxa which increase C mineralization across aggregate size classes87
Direct measurement of the in situ decomposition of microbial-derived soil organic matter86
Does ecoenzymatic stoichiometry really determine microbial nutrient limitations?84
Rewetting of soil: Revisiting the origin of soil CO2 emissions84
Soil textural heterogeneity impacts bacterial but not fungal diversity83
Similar drivers but different effects lead to distinct ecological patterns of soil bacterial and archaeal communities82
Microbial necromass on the rise: The growing focus on its role in soil organic matter development82
Soil aggregate size-dependent relationships between microbial functional diversity and multifunctionality79
Glomalin – Truths, myths, and the future of this elusive soil glycoprotein78
Soil microbial carbon and nutrient constraints are driven more by climate and soil physicochemical properties than by nutrient addition in forest ecosystems77
Long-term high-P fertilizer input decreased the total bacterial diversity but not phoD-harboring bacteria in wheat rhizosphere soil with available-P deficiency76
Microbial growth and enzyme kinetics in rhizosphere hotspots are modulated by soil organics and nutrient availability75
Changes in assembly processes of soil microbial communities during secondary succession in two subtropical forests74
Fertilization changes soil microbiome functioning, especially phagotrophic protists74
Use of untargeted metabolomics for assessing soil quality and microbial function74
Nitrogen addition has contrasting effects on particulate and mineral-associated soil organic carbon in a subtropical forest74
Anaerobic oxidation of methane in paddy soil: Role of electron acceptors and fertilization in mitigating CH4 fluxes73
Microbial communities in crop phyllosphere and root endosphere are more resistant than soil microbiota to fertilization72
Tradeoffs among microbial life history strategies influence the fate of microbial residues in subtropical forest soils71
Application of biofertilizer containing Bacillus subtilis reduced the nitrogen loss in agricultural soil71
How soil biota regulate C cycling and soil C pools in diversified crop rotations70
Soil microbial network complexity predicts ecosystem function along elevation gradients on the Tibetan Plateau70
Sticky dead microbes: Rapid abiotic retention of microbial necromass in soil70
Decoupled diversity patterns in bacteria and fungi across continental forest ecosystems69
Assembly of abundant and rare bacterial and fungal sub-communities in different soil aggregate sizes in an apple orchard treated with cover crop and fertilizer69
Rusty sink of rhizodeposits and associated keystone microbiomes69
Long-term excess nitrogen fertilizer increases sensitivity of soil microbial community to seasonal change revealed by ecological network and metagenome analyses68
Adaptive pathways of soil microorganisms to stoichiometric imbalances regulate microbial respiration following afforestation in the Loess Plateau, China68
Soil properties rather than climate and ecosystem type control the vertical variations of soil organic carbon, microbial carbon, and microbial quotient68
Strong priming of soil organic matter induced by frequent input of labile carbon67
Priming mechanisms providing plants and microbes access to mineral-associated organic matter66
Prevalent root-derived phenolics drive shifts in microbial community composition and prime decomposition in forest soil66
The ‘soil health’ metaphor: Illuminating or illusory?66
Metagenomics and stable isotope probing reveal the complementary contribution of fungal and bacterial communities in the recycling of dead biomass in forest soil64
Increased contribution of root exudates to soil carbon input during grassland degradation64
Global biogeography of fungal and bacterial biomass carbon in topsoil63
Stoichiometric imbalance and microbial community regulate microbial elements use efficiencies under nitrogen addition63
Biogeographic patterns of microbial co-occurrence ecological networks in six American forests63
Management practices differently affect particulate and mineral-associated organic matter and their precursors in arable soils62
Organic fertilization promotes crop productivity through changes in soil aggregation61
Spatial heterogeneity of temperature sensitivity of soil respiration: A global analysis of field observations60
NosZ clade II rather than clade I determine in situ N2O emissions with different fertilizer types under simulated climate change and its legacy60
Stabilization of microbial residues in soil organic matter after two years of decomposition59
Soil fertility and crop production are fostered by micro-nano bubble irrigation with associated changes in soil bacterial community59
A quantitative assessment of amino sugars in soil profiles58
Responses of soil nitrogen and phosphorus cycling to drying and rewetting cycles: A meta-analysis57
Deterministic selection dominates microbial community assembly in termite mounds56
Cautionary notes on the use of co-occurrence networks in soil ecology56
An evaluation of carbon indicators of soil health in long-term agricultural experiments56
Biogeographic patterns of microbial association networks in paddy soil within Eastern China55
Root functional traits are key determinants of the rhizosphere effect on soil organic matter decomposition across 14 temperate hardwood species55
Microbial resistance promotes plant production in a four-decade nutrient fertilization experiment55
Invasion by the weed Conyza canadensis alters soil nutrient supply and shifts microbiota structure54
Fungi determine increased soil organic carbon more than bacteria through their necromass inputs in conservation tillage croplands53
Soil phosphorus availability modifies the relationship between AM fungal diversity and mycorrhizal benefits to maize in an agricultural soil53
Biogeography and emerging significance of Actinobacteria in Australia and Northern Antarctica soils53
Niche differentiation of clade A comammox Nitrospira and canonical ammonia oxidizers in selected forest soils53
Soil texture affects the coupling of litter decomposition and soil organic matter formation53
Deciphering the relative importance of soil and plant traits on the development of rhizosphere microbial communities53
Pathways of biogenically excreted organic matter into soil aggregates52
Is litter decomposition enhanced in species mixtures? A meta-analysis52
Biochar stability and impact on soil organic carbon mineralization depend on biochar processing, aging and soil clay content52
Lysogenic reproductive strategies of viral communities vary with soil depth and are correlated with bacterial diversity52
Microbial carbon use efficiency in grassland soils subjected to nitrogen and phosphorus additions52
Different contribution of species sorting and exogenous species immigration from manure to soil fungal diversity and community assemblage under long-term fertilization52
The role of plant input physical-chemical properties, and microbial and soil chemical diversity on the formation of particulate and mineral-associated organic matter51
A global meta-analysis on freeze-thaw effects on soil carbon and phosphorus cycling51
Heterotrophic nitrification – An eternal mystery in the nitrogen cycle51
Release of phosphorus and silicon from minerals by soil microorganisms depends on the availability of organic carbon49
Nematode-based indices in soil ecology: Application, utility, and future directions49
Drought accentuates the role of mycorrhiza in phosphorus uptake49
Dissolved organic matter characteristics in soils of tropical legume and non-legume tree plantations48
Increasing contribution of microbial residues to soil organic carbon in grassland restoration chronosequence48
Predicting measures of soil health using the microbiome and supervised machine learning48
Plant carbon inputs through shoot, root, and mycorrhizal pathways affect soil organic carbon turnover differently48
Direct and indirect influences of long-term fertilization on microbial carbon and nitrogen cycles in an alpine grassland48
Patterns and determinants of soil microbial residues from tropical to boreal forests48
The life of soils: Integrating the who and how of multifunctionality48
Effects of mixed-species litter on bacterial and fungal lignocellulose degradation functions during litter decomposition47
Aridity and NPP constrain contribution of microbial necromass to soil organic carbon in the Qinghai-Tibet alpine grasslands47
Rare fungus, Mortierella capitata, promotes crop growth by stimulating primary metabolisms related genes and reshaping rhizosphere bacterial community47
Sensitivity of soil carbon dynamics to nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment in an alpine meadow47
Metagenomics reveals taxon-specific responses of the nitrogen-cycling microbial community to long-term nitrogen fertilization47
Temperatures beyond the community optimum promote the dominance of heat-adapted, fast growing and stress resistant bacteria in alpine soils47
Primings of soil organic matter and denitrification mediate the effects of moisture on nitrous oxide production46
Organic matter stabilization in aggregates and density fractions in paddy soil depending on long-term fertilization: Tracing of pathways by 13C natural abundance46
Priming, stabilization and temperature sensitivity of native SOC is controlled by microbial responses and physicochemical properties of biochar46
Global effects on soil respiration and its temperature sensitivity depend on nitrogen addition rate46
Deep-C storage: Biological, chemical and physical strategies to enhance carbon stocks in agricultural subsoils45
Rhizosphere hotspots: Root hairs and warming control microbial efficiency, carbon utilization and energy production45
Rhizosphere microbial communities explain positive effects of diverse crop rotations on maize and soybean performance45
Abundance and functional importance of complete ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (comammox) versus canonical nitrifiers in temperate forest soils44
Pyrogenic organic matter effects on soil bacterial community composition44
Organic matter chemistry and bacterial community structure regulate decomposition processes in post-fire forest soils44
Fungal denitrification revisited – Recent advancements and future opportunities44
Mycorrhizal fungi and phosphatase involvement in rhizosphere phosphorus transformations improves plant nutrition during subtropical forest succession44
Can moisture affect temperature dependences of microbial growth and respiration?44
Oxygen availability determines key regulators in soil organic carbon mineralisation in paddy soils43
Forest canopy maintains the soil community composition under elevated nitrogen deposition43
No-till increases soil denitrification via its positive effects on the activity and abundance of the denitrifying community43
Functional compensation dominates the assembly of plant rhizospheric bacterial community43
Continuous application of conservation tillage affects in situ N2O emissions and nitrogen cycling gene abundances following nitrogen fertilization43
Effects of disturbance to moss biocrusts on soil nutrients, enzyme activities, and microbial communities in degraded karst landscapes in southwest China43
Earthworm mucus contributes to the formation of organo-mineral associations in soil42
Root exudates shift how N mineralization and N fixation contribute to the plant-available N supply in low fertility soils42
Soil microbial community structure and function mainly respond to indirect effects in a multifactorial climate manipulation experiment42
Selective inhibition of ammonia oxidising archaea by simvastatin stimulates growth of ammonia oxidising bacteria42
Identification of microbial strategies for labile substrate utilization at phylogenetic classification using a microcosm approach42
Field application of pure polyethylene microplastic has no significant short-term effect on soil biological quality and function41
Long-term farmyard manure application affects soil organic phosphorus cycling: A combined metagenomic and 33P/14C labelling study41
Visualizing the transfer of organic matter from decaying plant residues to soil mineral surfaces controlled by microorganisms41
Modulation of the soil microbiome by long-term Ca-based soil amendments boosts soil organic carbon and physicochemical quality in a tropical no-till crop rotation system41
Potential of crop-livestock integration to enhance carbon sequestration and agroecosystem functioning in semi-arid croplands40
Quantification of the global impact of agricultural practices on soil nematodes: A meta-analysis40
Comparing root exudate collection techniques: An improved hybrid method40
Initial soil formation by biocrusts: Nitrogen demand and clay protection control microbial necromass accrual and recycling40
Sonneratia apetala introduction alters methane cycling microbial communities and increases methane emissions in mangrove ecosystems40
Impact of nitrogen addition on plant-soil-enzyme C–N–P stoichiometry and microbial nutrient limitation40
Long-term diverse rotation alters nitrogen cycling bacterial groups and nitrous oxide emissions after nitrogen fertilization40
Straw chemistry links the assembly of bacterial communities to decomposition in paddy soils40
Mineralization and nitrification: Archaea dominate ammonia-oxidising communities in grassland soils39
Soil microbiome drives the recovery of ecosystem functions after fire39
Earthworms accelerate the biogeochemical cycling of potentially toxic elements: Results of a meta-analysis39
Microbial solubilization of silicon and phosphorus from bedrock in relation to abundance of phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria in temperate forest soils39
Plant residue chemical quality modulates the soil microbial response related to decomposition and soil organic carbon and nitrogen stabilization in a rainfed Mediterranean agroecosystem39
Crop production correlates with soil multitrophic communities at the large spatial scale39
Rice rhizodeposition promotes the build-up of organic carbon in soil via fungal necromass39
Stoichiometric regulation of priming effects and soil carbon balance by microbial life strategies39
Biochar with large specific surface area recruits N2O-reducing microbes and mitigate N2O emission39
Nitrogen addition stimulates priming effect in a subtropical forest soil38
Potential denitrification stimulated by water-soluble organic carbon from plant residues during initial decomposition38
Where and why do particulate organic matter (POM) and mineral-associated organic matter (MAOM) differ among diverse soils?38
Coarse mineral-associated organic matter is a pivotal fraction for SOM formation and is sensitive to the quality of organic inputs38
Differential accumulation of microbial necromass and plant lignin in synthetic versus organic fertilizer-amended soil38
Soil functional biodiversity and biological quality under threat: Intensive land use outweighs climate change38
Plant root exudates and rhizosphere bacterial communities shift with neighbor context38
Different stochastic processes regulate bacterial and fungal community assembly in estuarine wetland soils38
Soil microbial mechanisms promoting ultrahigh rice yield37
Application of manure from cattle administered antibiotics has sustained multi-year impacts on soil resistome and microbial community structure37
Nitrogen addition increases microbial necromass in croplands and bacterial necromass in forests: A global meta-analysis37
Interacting effects of land use type, microbes and plant traits on soil aggregate stability36
Resistant soil carbon is more vulnerable to priming effect than active soil carbon36
Effect of a tree mixture and water availability on soil nutrients and extracellular enzyme activities along the soil profile in an experimental forest36
Nitrogen addition alters composition, diversity, and functioning of microbial communities in mangrove soils: An incubation experiment36
Decreased rhizodeposition, but increased microbial carbon stabilization with soil depth down to 3.6 m36
15N tracing studies including plant N uptake processes provide new insights on gross N transformations in soil-plant systems36
The biocontrol agent Streptomyces pactum increases Pseudomonas koreensis populations in the rhizosphere by enhancing chemotaxis and biofilm formation36
Sulfate addition and rising temperature promote arsenic methylation and the formation of methylated thioarsenates in paddy soils36
The contribution of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria to gross nitrification under different substrate availability36
Dominant plants affect litter decomposition mainly through modifications of the soil microbial community36
A critical perspective on interpreting amplicon sequencing data in soil ecological research36
Impacts of forest thinning on soil microbial community structure and extracellular enzyme activities: A global meta-analysis36
Globally nitrogen addition alters soil microbial community structure, but has minor effects on soil microbial diversity and richness36
Rhizosphere microbiome assembly involves seed-borne bacteria in compensatory phosphate solubilization35
Influences of nitrogen addition and aboveground litter-input manipulations on soil respiration and biochemical properties in a subtropical forest35
Carbon nanotubes accelerate acetoclastic methanogenesis: From pure cultures to anaerobic soils35
Plant and microbial pathways driving plant diversity effects on soil carbon accumulation in subtropical forest35
Positive response of soil microbes to long-term nitrogen input in spruce forest: Results from Gårdsjön whole-catchment N-addition experiment35
Conversion to agroforestry and monoculture plantation is detrimental to the soil carbon and nitrogen cycles and microbial communities of a rainforest35
Sources and priming of soil N2O and CO2 production: Nitrogen and simulated exudate additions34
Protists modulate fungal community assembly in paddy soils across climatic zones at the continental scale34
Depth effects on bacterial community assembly processes in paddy soils34
Soil bacterial community functions and distribution after mining disturbance34
Iron-bound organic carbon is conserved in the rhizosphere soil of freshwater wetlands34
Effects of elevated pH and phosphorus fertilizer on soil C, N and P enzyme stoichiometry in an acidic mixed mesophytic deciduous forest34
Revisiting the quantitative contribution of microbial necromass to soil carbon pool: Stoichiometric control by microbes and soil33
Antibiotic resistance gene abundance and bacterial community structure in soils altered by Ammonium and Nitrate Concentrations33
Rhizodeposition mediates the effect of nitrogen and phosphorous availability on microbial carbon use efficiency and turnover rate33
Co-symbiosis of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and diazotrophs promote biological nitrogen fixation in mangrove ecosystems33
Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry can reflect microbial resource limitation, substrate quality, or both in forest soils33
Soil acidification modifies soil depth-microbiome relationships in a no-till wheat cropping system33
Dynamic changes in bacterial community structure are associated with distinct priming effect patterns33
Biochar induces mineralization of soil recalcitrant components by activation of biochar responsive bacteria groups33
Rhizosphere effects of woody plants on soil biogeochemical processes: A meta-analysis33
Organic phosphorus availability shapes the diversity of phoD-harboring bacteria in agricultural soil33
Biochar alters nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics in a western rangeland ecosystem33
The role of land management and elevation in shaping soil microbial communities: Insights from the Central European Alps33
Long-term CO2 enrichment alters the diversity and function of the microbial community in soils with high organic carbon33
Abiotic and biotic regulation on carbon mineralization and stabilization in paddy soils along iron oxide gradients32
Responses of soil ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea diversity to N, P and NP fertilization: Relationships with soil environmental variables and plant community diversity32
Predicting the influence of fertilization regimes on potential N fixation through their effect on free-living diazotrophic community structure in double rice cropping systems32
Historical climate legacies on soil respiration persist despite extreme changes in rainfall32
Precipitation balances deterministic and stochastic processes of bacterial community assembly in grassland soils32
Gross nitrogen transformations in tropical pasture soils as affected by Urochloa genotypes differing in biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) capacity32
Evidence for involvement of keystone fungal taxa in organic phosphorus mineralization in subtropical soil and the impact of labile carbon32
Iron-bound carbon increases along a freshwater−oligohaline gradient in a subtropical tidal wetland31
Root and mycorrhizal strategies for nutrient acquisition in forests under nitrogen deposition: A meta-analysis31
Microbial substrate stoichiometry governs nutrient effects on nitrogen cycling in grassland soils31
Loss of microbial diversity does not decrease γ-HCH degradation but increases methanogenesis in flooded paddy soil31
Plant pathological condition is associated with fungal community succession triggered by root exudates in the plant-soil system31
Warming promotes loss of subsoil carbon through accelerated degradation of plant-derived organic matter31
Rates of dark CO2 fixation are driven by microbial biomass in a temperate forest soil31
Top-down effects of protists are greater than bottom-up effects of fertilisers on the formation of bacterial communities in a paddy field soil31
Climatic factors have unexpectedly strong impacts on soil bacterial β-diversity in 12 forest ecosystems31
Mineralization of organic carbon and formation of microbial biomass in soil: Effects of clay content and composition and the mechanisms involved31
Nitrogen-induced acidification plays a vital role driving ecosystem functions: Insights from a 6-year nitrogen enrichment experiment in a Tibetan alpine meadow30
Biological soil crust succession in deserts through a 59-year-long case study in China: How induced biological soil crust strategy accelerates desertification reversal from decades to years30
Fungal extracellular polymeric substance matrices – Highly specialized microenvironments that allow fungi to control soil organic matter decomposition reactions30
Temperature and soil management effects on carbon fluxes and priming effect intensity30
Drought accelerated recalcitrant carbon loss by changing soil aggregation and microbial communities in a subtropical forest30
Frequency of stover mulching but not amount regulates the decomposition pathways of soil micro-foodwebs in a no-tillage system30
Soil macrofauna: Study problems and perspectives30
How do earthworms affect organic matter decomposition in the presence of clay-sized minerals?30
Labile carbon facilitated phosphorus solubilization as regulated by bacterial and fungal communities in Zea mays30
Soil DOC release and aggregate disruption mediate rhizosphere priming effect on soil C decomposition30
Distribution of phosphorus cycling genes across land uses and microbial taxonomic groups based on metagenome and genome mining30
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and goethite promote carbon sequestration via hyphal-aggregate mineral interactions29
Metagenomic reconstruction of nitrogen and carbon cycling pathways in forest soil: Influence of different hardwood tree species29
Stable isotopes reveal that fungal residues contribute more to mineral-associated organic matter pools than plant residues29
Carbon pathways in aggregates and density fractions in Mollisols under water and straw management: Evidence from 13C natural abundance29
Active metabolic pathways of anaerobic methane oxidation in paddy soils29
Invasive plant-derived dissolved organic matter alters microbial communities and carbon cycling in soils29
Soil carbon balance by priming differs with single versus repeated addition of glucose and soil fertility level29
Priming of soil organic carbon induced by sugarcane residues and its biochar control the source of nitrogen for plant uptake: A dual 13C and 15N isotope three-source-partitioning study29
Co-occurring increased phosphatase activity and labile P depletion in the rhizosphere of Lupinus angustifolius assessed with a novel, combined 2D-imaging approach29
The importance of rare versus abundant phoD-harboring subcommunities in driving soil alkaline phosphatase activity and available P content in Chinese steppe ecosystems29
Plants with an ammonium preference affect soil N transformations to optimize their N acquisition29
Distinct factors drive the diversity and composition of protistan consumers and phototrophs in natural soil ecosystems29
Succession of the composition and co-occurrence networks of rhizosphere microbiota is linked to Cd/Zn hyperaccumulation29
Improved global-scale predictions of soil carbon stocks with Millennial Version 228
Physical mechanisms for soil moisture effects on microbial carbon-use efficiency in a sandy loam soil in the western United States28
You must choose, but choose wisely: Model-based approaches for microbial community analysis28
Turnover of gram-negative bacterial biomass-derived carbon through the microbial food web of an agricultural soil28
Linkages between the temperature sensitivity of soil respiration and microbial life strategy are dependent on sampling season28
Global meta-analysis of terrestrial nitrous oxide emissions and associated functional genes under nitrogen addition28
Microdialysis in soil environments: Current practice and future perspectives28
Impact of grassland afforestation with contrasting tree species on soil phosphorus fractions and alkaline phosphatase gene communities28