Soil Biology & Biochemistry

(The TQCC of Soil Biology & Biochemistry is 45. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-03-01 to 2023-03-01.)
The macromolecular organic composition of plant and microbial residues as inputs to soil organic matter1279
The implications of exoenzyme activity on microbial carbon and nitrogen limitation in soil: a theoretical model1057
Measuring soil microbial biomass404
Rhizosphere size and shape: Temporal dynamics and spatial stationarity234
Soil amino acid turnover dominates the nitrogen flux in permafrost-dominated taiga forest soils221
Estimation of conversion factors for fungal biomass determination in compost using ergosterol and PLFA 18:2ω6,9200
Heavy metal accumulation by two earthworm species and its relationship to total and DTPA-extractable metals in soils193
Long-term manure application increases soil organic matter and aggregation, and alters microbial community structure and keystone taxa187
The ratio of Gram-positive to Gram-negative bacterial PLFA markers as an indicator of carbon availability in organic soils167
Microbial activity and nitrogen mineralization in forest mineral soils following heating: evaluation of post-fire effects160
Location and chemical composition of stabilized organic carbon in topsoil and subsoil horizons of two acid forest soils153
PLFA profiles of microbial communities in decomposing conifer litters subject to moisture stress145
Spatial and temporal controls of soil respiration rate in a high-elevation, subalpine forest142
Microbial growth and carbon use efficiency in soil: Links to fungal-bacterial dominance, SOC-quality and stoichiometry127
Rare taxa of alkaline phosphomonoesterase-harboring microorganisms mediate soil phosphorus mineralization126
Cover cropping and no-till increase diversity and symbiotroph:saprotroph ratios of soil fungal communities122
Clarifying the interpretation of carbon use efficiency in soil through methods comparison119
Soil multifunctionality is affected by the soil environment and by microbial community composition and diversity118
Soil conditions and land use intensification effects on soil microbial communities across a range of European field sites115
Bulk soil C to N ratio as a simple measure of net N mineralization from stabilized soil organic matter in sandy arable soils109
Wood biochar increases nitrogen retention in field settings mainly through abiotic processes109
Influence of the sunflower rhizosphere on the biodegradation of PAHs in soil109
A pulse-labeling experiment to determine the contribution of recent plant photosynthates to net methane emission in arctic wet sedge tundra105
Review and synthesis of the effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on soil processes: No changes in pools, but increased fluxes and accelerated cycles105
Microbial activity and functional composition among northern peatland ecosystems104
Functional guild classification predicts the enzymatic role of fungi in litter and soil biogeochemistry101
Ecology of the forest microbiome: Highlights of temperate and boreal ecosystems97
Decomposition of beech leaves (Fagus sylvatica) and spruce needles (Picea abies) in pure and mixed stands of beech and spruce94
Comammox Nitrospira play an active role in nitrification of agricultural soils amended with nitrogen fertilizers94
Soil pH is a major driver of soil diazotrophic community assembly in Qinghai-Tibet alpine meadows94
Comammox Nitrospira clade B contributes to nitrification in soil91
Enhanced dissipation of chrysene in planted soil: the impact of a rhizobial inoculum90
Growth explains microbial carbon use efficiency across soils differing in land use and geology90
Soil bacterial and fungal response to wildfires in the Canadian boreal forest across a burn severity gradient90
Cyanobacterial inoculation of heated soils: effect on microorganisms of C and N cycles and on chemical composition in soil surface84
Effects of past and current drought on the composition and diversity of soil microbial communities83
Tree species identity surpasses richness in affecting soil microbial richness and community composition in subtropical forests81
Effects of freeze–thaw stress during soil storage on microbial communities and methidathion degradation79
Can enzymatic stoichiometry be used to determine growth-limiting nutrients for microorganisms? - A critical assessment in two subtropical soils79
Impact of long-term agricultural management practices on soil prokaryotic communities78
Soil microbial biomass and nitrogen transformations among five tree species of the Catskill Mountains, New York, USA76
Impact of harvest residue management on soil nitrogen dynamics in Eucalyptus globulus plantations in south western Australia76
pH and exchangeable aluminum are major regulators of microbial energy flow and carbon use efficiency in soil microbial communities76
Reforestation accelerates soil organic carbon accumulation: Evidence from microbial biomarkers71
Biochemical composition and mineralization kinetics of organic inputs in a sandy soil69
Plant-plant interactions and N fertilization shape soil bacterial and fungal communities69
Fungal richness contributes to multifunctionality in boreal forest soil69
Carbon input and allocation by rice into paddy soils: A review69
Micro-scale CO2 and CH4 dynamics in a peat soil during a water fluctuation and sulfate pulse68
Nitrate removal from drained and reflooded fen soils affected by soil N transformation processes and plant uptake67
Diversity of the active phenanthrene degraders in PAH-polluted soil is shaped by ryegrass rhizosphere and root exudates66
Spatio-temporal microbial community dynamics within soil aggregates65
Current opinion and perspectives on the methods for tracking and monitoring plant growth‒promoting bacteria65
Testing the dependence of microbial growth and carbon use efficiency on nitrogen availability, pH, and organic matter quality64
Microbial C:N:P stoichiometry and turnover depend on nutrients availability in soil: A 14C, 15N and 33P triple labelling study64
Use of 13C-labelled plant materials and ergosterol, PLFA and NLFA analyses to investigate organic matter decomposition in Antarctic soil63
Response of lentil under controlled conditions to co-inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and rhizobia varying in efficacy63
Is decomposition of woodland leaf litter influenced by its species richness?62
Understanding how long-term organic amendments increase soil phosphatase activities: Insight into phoD- and phoC-harboring functional microbial populations62
Secondary successional forests undergo tightly-coupled changes in soil microbial community structure and soil organic matter62
Pasture and forest soil microbial communities show distinct patterns in their catabolic respiration responses at a landscape scale61
Microbial mechanisms in the reduction of CH4 emission from double rice cropping system amended by biochar: A four-year study61
A comparison of regression methods for estimating soil–atmosphere diffusion gas fluxes by a closed-chamber technique60
Carbon and phosphorus addition effects on microbial carbon use efficiency, soil organic matter priming, gross nitrogen mineralization and nitrous oxide emission from soil60
Environmental effects on soil microbial nitrogen use efficiency are controlled by allocation of organic nitrogen to microbial growth and regulate gross N mineralization60
Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry and nutrient dynamics along a revegetation chronosequence in the soils of abandoned land and Robinia pseudoacacia plantation on the Loess Plateau, China60
Universality of priming effect: An analysis using thirty five soils with contrasted properties sampled from five continents60
Influence of enhanced malate dehydrogenase expression by alfalfa on diversity of rhizobacteria and soil nutrient availability59
Macroinvertebrates in North American tallgrass prairie soils: effects of fire, mowing, and fertilization on density and biomass59
Changes in the structure and protein binding ability of condensed tannins during decomposition of fresh needles and leaves58
Labile, recalcitrant, microbial carbon and nitrogen and the microbial community composition at two Abies faxoniana forest elevations under elevated temperatures58
Warming increases microbial residue contribution to soil organic carbon in an alpine meadow58
Browsing by red deer negatively impacts on soil nitrogen availability in regenerating native forest57
Changes in soil chemical and microbial properties after a wildfire in a tropical rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia57
Soil microbial communities with greater investment in resource acquisition have lower growth yield57
Linkages of stoichiometric imbalances to soil microbial respiration with increasing nitrogen addition: Evidence from a long-term grassland experiment57
A methodological framework to embrace soil biodiversity57
Carbon and nitrogen inputs differentially affect priming of soil organic matter in tropical lowland and montane soils56
Manure over crop residues increases soil organic matter but decreases microbial necromass relative contribution in upland Ultisols: Results of a 27-year field experiment56
Quantifying in situ and modeling net nitrogen mineralization from soil organic matter in arable cropping systems55
Stoichiometric controls of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling after long-term nitrogen and phosphorus addition in a mesic grassland in South Africa55
Soil organic matter degradation in an agricultural chronosequence under different tillage regimes evaluated by organic matter pools, enzymatic activities and CPMAS ¹³C NMR54
Diversity of free-living and lichenized fungal communities in biological soil crusts of the Sultanate of Oman and their role in improving soil properties53
A global meta-analysis of soil respiration and its components in response to phosphorus addition53
High turnover rate of free phospholipids in soil confirms the classic hypothesis of PLFA methodology53
Changes in litter quality induced by N deposition alter soil microbial communities53
Losses in microbial functional diversity reduce the rate of key soil processes52
Interactive priming of soil N transformations from combining biochar and urea inputs: A 15N isotope tracer study51
Contrasting latitudinal diversity and co-occurrence patterns of soil fungi and plants in forest ecosystems51
Suppression of banana Panama disease induced by soil microbiome reconstruction through an integrated agricultural strategy51
Interactive effects of tree species and soil moisture on methane consumption50
Manipulating N mineralization from high N crop residues using on- and off-farm organic materials50
Physical, biochemical, and microbial controls on amino sugar accumulation in soils under long-term cover cropping and no-tillage farming50
Extracellular DNA extraction is a fast, cheap and reliable alternative for multi-taxa surveys based on soil DNA50
Soil microbial, nematode, and enzymatic responses to elevated CO2, N fertilization, warming, and reduced precipitation50
Soil organic matter priming and carbon balance after straw addition is regulated by long-term fertilization50
The efficacy of 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate on N2O emissions is linked to niche differentiation of ammonia oxidizing archaea and bacteria across four arable soils50
Assessing fungal contributions to cellulose degradation in soil by using high-throughput stable isotope probing49
Vegetation biomass and soil moisture coregulate bacterial community succession under altered precipitation regimes in a desert steppe in northwestern China48
Microbial mechanisms of the contrast residue decomposition and priming effect in soils with different organic and chemical fertilization histories48
Labile carbon matters more than temperature for enzyme activity in paddy soil48
Sheep urine affects soil solution nutrient composition and roots: differences between field and sward box soils and the effects of synthetic and natural sheep urine47
Plant regeneration functional groups modulate the response to fire of soil enzyme activities in a Mediterranean shrubland47
Optimizing nutrient availability and potential carbon sequestration in an agroecosystem46
Using a modified DNDC model to estimate N2O fluxes from semi-arid grassland in China46
Spatial pattern of enzyme activities depends on root exudate composition46
Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium dominates nitrate reduction in long-term low nitrogen fertilized rice paddies46
Forest-to-agriculture conversion in Amazon drives soil microbial communities and N-cycle46
Isotopic evidence for episodic nitrogen fixation in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)46
A comparison of competitiveness and persistence amongst five strains of Rhizobium tripolii45
Nitrogen fixation estimated by the 15N natural abundance method in Acacia mangium Willd. inoculated with Bradyrhizobium sp. and grown in silvicultural conditions45
The pH optimum of soil exoenzymes adapt to long term changes in soil pH45
Biochar's role as an electron shuttle for mediating soil N2O emissions45