Biology and Fertility of Soils

(The median citation count of Biology and Fertility of Soils is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
Exploring phosphorus fertilizers and fertilization strategies for improved human and environmental health183
Everything you must know about Azospirillum and its impact on agriculture and beyond107
C:N:P stoichiometry regulates soil organic carbon mineralization and concomitant shifts in microbial community composition in paddy soil87
Effect of organic substitution rates on soil quality and fungal community composition in a tea plantation with long-term fertilization65
Recommendations for soil microbiome analyses58
Assembly of root-associated microbial community of typical rice cultivars in different soil types54
Changes in root morphological traits in soybean co-inoculated with Bradyrhizobium spp. and Azospirillum brasilense or treated with A. brasilense exudates46
Sorgoleone release from sorghum roots shapes the composition of nitrifying populations, total bacteria, and archaea and determines the level of nitrification46
Nutrient stoichiometry and labile carbon content of organic amendments control microbial biomass and carbon-use efficiency in a poorly structured sodic-subsoil45
Impact of different earthworm ecotypes on water stable aggregates and soil water holding capacity43
Phospholipid fatty acids in soil—drawbacks and future prospects41
Effects of urease and nitrification inhibitors on soil N, nitrifier abundance and activity in a sandy loam soil41
Microbial community assembly and metabolic function during wheat straw decomposition under different nitrogen fertilization treatments39
Biochar exerts negative effects on soil fauna across multiple trophic levels in a cultivated acidic soil38
Long-term manuring increases microbial carbon use efficiency and mitigates priming effect via alleviated soil acidification and resource limitation34
Polyamine-producing actinobacteria enhance biomass production and seed yield in Salicornia bigelovii33
Diversity and co-occurrence network modularization of bacterial communities determine soil fertility and crop yields in arid fertigation agroecosystems32
Divergent mineralization of hydrophilic and hydrophobic organic substrates and their priming effect in soils depending on their preferential utilization by bacteria and fungi31
Soil moisture and activity of nitrite- and nitrous oxide-reducing microbes enhanced nitrous oxide emissions in fallow paddy soils30
Open field inoculation with PGPR as a strategy to manage fertilization of ancient Triticum genotypes29
Greenhouse gas emissions and soil bacterial community as affected by biochar amendments after periodic mineral fertilizer applications28
Legacy effects of 8-year nitrogen inputs on bacterial assemblage in wheat rhizosphere28
Microbial carbon-use efficiency and straw-induced priming effect within soil aggregates are regulated by tillage history and balanced nutrient supply27
Designing a multi-species inoculant of phosphate rock-solubilizing bacteria compatible with arbuscular mycorrhizae for plant growth promotion in low-P soil amended with PR27
Effects of copper on nitrous oxide (N2O) reduction in denitrifiers and N2O emissions from agricultural soils26
Effects of drying/rewetting on soil aggregate dynamics and implications for organic matter turnover26
Nutrient recovery from anaerobic digestion of food waste: impacts of digestate on plant growth and rhizosphere bacterial community composition and potential function in ryegrass25
Responses of archaeal, bacterial, and functional microbial communities to growth season and nitrogen fertilization in rice fields25
Different toxic effects of ferulic and p-hydroxybenzoic acids on cucumber seedling growth were related to their different influences on rhizosphere microbial composition25
Responses of soil microbiota and nematodes to application of organic and inorganic fertilizers in grassland columns24
Depth distribution of soil organic matter and burrowing activity of earthworms—mesocosm study using X-ray tomography and luminophores24
Carbon investment into mobilization of mineral and organic phosphorus by arbuscular mycorrhiza24
Litter-inhabiting fungi show high level of specialization towards biopolymers composing plant and fungal biomass24
Reduced nitrification by biochar and/or nitrification inhibitor is closely linked with the abundance of comammox Nitrospira in a highly acidic sugarcane soil24
Catch crop diversity increases rhizosphere carbon input and soil microbial biomass23
Relationship between the chemical structure of straw and composition of main microbial groups during the decomposition of wheat and maize straws as affected by soil texture23
Application of N2-fixing Paenibacillus triticisoli BJ-18 changes the compositions and functions of the bacterial, diazotrophic, and fungal microbiomes in the rhizosphere and root/shoot endosphere of w23
Wheat straw and its biochar differently affect soil properties and field-based greenhouse gas emission in a Chernozemic soil23
Biological nitrification inhibition in maize—isolation and identification of hydrophobic inhibitors from root exudates23
Revisiting plant biological nitrification inhibition efficiency using multiple archaeal and bacterial ammonia-oxidising cultures22
Biochar affects taxonomic and functional community composition of protists22
Disclosure of exact protocols of fermentation, identity of microorganisms within consortia, formation of advanced consortia with microbe-based products21
Short-term effects of biochar and Bacillus pumilus TUAT-1 on the growth of forage rice and its associated soil microbial community and soil properties21
Rare microbial taxa rather than phoD gene abundance determine hotspots of alkaline phosphomonoesterase activity in the karst rhizosphere soil21
Nitrogen deep placement mitigates methane emissions by regulating methanogens and methanotrophs in no-tillage paddy fields21
Earthworm ecological categories are not functional groups21
Carbon sequestration in aggregates from native and cultivated soils as affected by soil stoichiometry20
A new primer set for Clade I nosZ that recovers genes from a broader range of taxa20
Seed inoculation with Penicillium bilaiae and Bacillus simplex affects the nutrient status of winter wheat20
Changes in abundance and composition of nitrifying communities in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) rhizosphere and bulk soils over the growth period following combined biochar and urea amendment20
Shifts in fungal biomass and activities of hydrolase and oxidative enzymes explain different responses of litter decomposition to nitrogen addition19
Suppression of Phytophthora blight of pepper by biochar amendment is associated with improved soil bacterial properties19
Influence of liming-induced pH changes on nitrous oxide emission, nirS, nirK and nosZ gene abundance from applied cattle urine in allophanic and fluvial grazed pasture soils19
Nitrogen addition impacts on soil microbial stoichiometry are driven by changes in plant resource stoichiometry not by the composition of main microbial groups in an alpine meadow19
Effect of long-term fertilization on decomposition of crop residues and their incorporation into microbial communities of 6-year stored soils18
Plant growth–promoting bacteria improve maize growth through reshaping the rhizobacterial community in low-nitrogen and low-phosphorus soil18
Effects of moisture and temperature on C and N mineralization from surface-applied cover crop residues18
Warming yields distinct accumulation patterns of microbial residues in dry and wet alpine grasslands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau18
Evaluation of primer pairs for studying arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community compositions using a MiSeq platform17
Effects of commercial microbial biostimulants on soil and root microbial communities and sugarcane yield17
Incorporation of root-derived carbon into soil microarthropods varies between cropping systems17
Root exudation of contrasting drought-stressed pearl millet genotypes conveys varying biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) activity17
Revealing interactions between root phenolic metabolomes and rhizosphere bacterial communities in Populus euphratica plantations17
Weathering and soil formation in hot, dry environments mediated by plant–microbe interactions16
Dynamics of fungal and bacterial groups and their carbon sources during the growing season of maize in a long-term experiment16
Soil microbial biomass phosphorus can serve as an index to reflect soil phosphorus fertility16
Effect of protists on rhizobacterial community composition and rice plant growth in a biochar amended soil16
Impact of grazing on shaping abundance and composition of active methanotrophs and methane oxidation activity in a grassland soil15
Crop residue carbon-to-nitrogen ratio regulates denitrifier N2O production post flooding15
Biofertilizer application triggered microbial assembly in microaggregates associated with tomato bacterial wilt suppression15
The combined effects of treated wastewater irrigation and plastic mulch cover on soil and crop microbial communities15
The effect of agroecosystem management on the distribution of C functional groups in soil organic matter: A review15
Precipitation variability drives the reduction of total soil respiration and heterotrophic respiration in response to nitrogen addition in a temperate forest plantation14
Unveiling of active diazotrophs in a flooded rice soil by combination of NanoSIMS and 15N2-DNA-stable isotope probing14
Organic matter decomposition and carbon content in soil fractions as affected by a gradient of labile carbon input to a temperate forest soil14
Polymer-coated rock mineral fertilizer has potential to substitute soluble fertilizer for increasing growth, nutrient uptake, and yield of wheat14
Functional community composition has less environmental variability than taxonomic composition in straw-degrading bacteria14
Shifts in the bacterial community along with root-associated compartments of maize as affected by goethite14
Different community compositions between obligate and facultative oomycete plant parasites in a landscape-scale metabarcoding survey14
Phosphorus fertilization rather than nitrogen fertilization, growing season and plant successional stage structures arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community in a subtropical forest14
Effects of rotational and continuous overgrazing on newly assimilated C allocation14
Theory of microbial coexistence in promoting soil–plant ecosystem health14
Resource stoichiometric and fertility in soil13
Biochar co-application mitigated the stimulation of organic amendments on soil respiration by decreasing microbial activities in an infertile soil13
Effects of nitrogen addition on DOM-induced soil priming effects in a subtropical plantation forest and a natural forest13
Regulating the nutrient release rates from proteinaceous agricultural byproducts using organic amendments and its effect on soil chemical and microbiological properties13
Dinitrogen (N2) pulse emissions during freeze-thaw cycles from montane grassland soil13
Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping with reduced nitrogen input influences rhizosphere phosphorus dynamics and phosphorus acquisition of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)13
Shifts in soil microbial stoichiometry and metabolic quotient provide evidence for a critical tipping point at 1% soil organic carbon in an agricultural post-mining chronosequence12
Mycorrhizal symbiosis balances rootstock-mediated growth-defence tradeoffs12
Seasonal shifting in the absorption pattern of alpine species for NO3− and NH4+ on the Tibetan Plateau12
Deforestation for oil palm: impact on microbially mediated methane and nitrous oxide emissions, and soil bacterial communities12
Cattle urine and dung additions differently affect nitrification pathways and greenhouse gas emission in a grassland soil12
Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium dominates soil nitrate retention capacity in subtropical forests12
Quantifying soil N pools and N2O emissions after application of chemical fertilizer and straw to a typical chernozem soil12
Higher ammonium-to-nitrate ratio shapes distinct soil nitrifying community and favors the growth of Moso bamboo in contrast to broadleaf tree species12
Carbon use efficiency and microbial functional diversity in a temperate Luvisol and a tropical Nitisol after millet litter and N addition12
Changes of microbial functional capacities in the rhizosphere contribute to aluminum tolerance by genotype-specific soybeans in acid soils11
Identification and verification of key functional groups of biochar influencing soil N2O emission11
Field-aged biochar decreased N2O emissions by reducing autotrophic nitrification in a sandy loam soil11
Soil-root interface influences the assembly of the endophytic bacterial community in rice plants11
Impact of nitrogen and phosphorus addition on resident soil and root mycobiomes in beech forests11
Mineralisation of distinct biogas digestate qualities directly after application to soil11
Effects of crabs on greenhouse gas emissions, soil nutrients, and stoichiometry in a subtropical estuarine wetland11
Spatial analysis of the root system coupled to microbial community inoculation shed light on rhizosphere bacterial community assembly11
Long-term elevated CO2 and warming enhance microbial necromass carbon accumulation in a paddy soil11
Biochar decreased rhizodeposits stabilization via opposite effects on bacteria and fungi: diminished fungi-promoted aggregation and enhanced bacterial mineralization11
Repeated drying and rewetting cycles accelerate bacterial growth recovery after rewetting11
Recommendations for stronger biochar research in soil biology and fertility11
Effects of the nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP) on the activity and diversity of the soil microbial community under contrasting soil pH10
Combined application of organic manure with urea does not alter the dominant biochemical pathway producing N2O from urea treated soil10
The impact of atmospheric N deposition and N fertilizer type on soil nitric oxide and nitrous oxide fluxes from agricultural and forest Eutric Regosols10
3, 4-Dimethylpyrazole phosphate is an effective and specific inhibitor of soil ammonia-oxidizing bacteria10
Co-incorporating leguminous green manure and rice straw drives the synergistic release of carbon and nitrogen, increases hydrolase activities, and changes the composition of main microbial groups10
Correlation of the abundance of bacteria catalyzing phosphorus and nitrogen turnover in biological soil crusts of temperate forests of Germany10
C:P stoichiometric imbalance between soil and microorganisms drives microbial phosphorus turnover in the rhizosphere10
Combined addition of chemical and organic amendments enhances plant resistance to aboveground herbivores through increasing microbial abundance and diversity10
Dissimilatory nitrate ammonification and N2 fixation helps maintain nitrogen nutrition in resource-limited rice paddies10
Biomass, chemical composition, and microbial decomposability of rice root and straw produced under co-elevated CO2 and temperature10
Conversion of grassland into cropland affects microbial residue carbon retention in both surface and subsurface soils of a temperate agroecosystem10
The mineralosphere—interactive zone of microbial colonization and carbon use in grassland soils10
Gross N transformation rates in soil system with contrasting Urochloa genotypes do not confirm the relevance of BNI as previously assessed in vitro9
Effects of synthetic nitrification inhibitor (3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate; DMPP) and biological nitrification inhibitor (methyl 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propionate; MHPP) on the gross N nitrification ra9
Sequential defoliation impacts on colonisation of roots of Lolium rigidum by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi were primarily determined by root responses9
Microplate fluorimetric assay of soil leucine aminopeptidase activity: alkalization is not needed before fluorescence reading9
Chemical properties of agro-waste compost affect greenhouse gas emission from soils through changed C and N mineralisation9
Hydrolyzable microplastics in soil—low biodegradation but formation of a specific microbial habitat?9
Anaerobic soil disinfestation using diluted ethanol increases phosphorus availability in arable Andosols9
Repeated litter inputs promoted stable soil organic carbon formation by increasing fungal dominance and carbon use efficiency9
Soil N2O flux and nitrification and denitrification gene responses to feed-induced differences in the composition of dairy cow faeces9
Contrasting response of organic carbon mineralisation to iron oxide addition under conditions of low and high microbial biomass in anoxic paddy soil9
Responses of microbial activity to carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus additions in forest mineral soils differing in organic carbon content9
Nitrification inhibitor DMPP offsets the increase in N2O emission induced by soil salinity9
Effects of two wood-based biochars on the fate of added fertilizer nitrogen—a 15N tracing study9
BNI-release mechanisms in plant root systems: current status of understanding9
Litter C transformations of invasive Spartina alterniflora affected by litter type and soil source9
Sugars altered fungal community composition and caused high network complexity in a Fusarium wilt pathogen-infested soil9
Hyphosphere microbiome of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: a realm of unknowns9
Procyanidin inhibited N2O emissions from paddy soils by affecting nitrate reductase activity and nirS- and nirK-denitrifier populations9
Chemoheterotrophic diazotrophs contribute to nitrogen incorporation in a semi-arid desert9
Promoting soil microbial-mediated suppressiveness against Fusarium wilt disease by the enrichment of specific fungal taxa via crop rotation8
Temporal dynamics of total and active prokaryotic communities in two Mediterranean orchard soils treated with solid anaerobic digestate or managed under no-tillage8
Evaluating the role of biotic and chemical components of plant-soil feedback of primary successional plants8
Anecic earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris) facilitate the burial of surface-applied wood ash8
Biochar modifies the content of primary metabolites in the rhizosphere of well-watered and drought-stressed Zea mays L. (maize)8
Biochar accelerates soil organic carbon mineralization via rhizodeposit-activated Actinobacteria8
Steering microbiomes by organic amendments towards climate-smart agricultural soils8
Determining the effect of soil properties on the stability of scopoletin and its toxicity to target plants8
Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium increased with rising temperature8
Competition for S-containing amino acids between rhizosphere microorganisms and plant roots: the role of cysteine in plant S acquisition8
Diurnal dynamics can modify plant–microbial competition for N uptake via C allocation8
Temporal shift in methanotrophic community and methane oxidation potential in forest soils of dry tropics: high-throughput metagenomic approach8
Discrepancy in exchangeable and soluble ammonium-induced effects on aerobic methane oxidation: a microcosm study of a paddy soil8
Biotic and abiotic controls on carbon storage in aggregates in calcareous alpine and prealpine grassland soils8
Crop residue application at low rates could improve soil phosphorus cycling under long-term no-tillage management7
Syringic acid from rice as a biological nitrification and urease inhibitor and its synergism with 1,9-decanediol7
Inhibitory effect of high nitrate on N2O reduction is offset by long moist spells in heavily N loaded arable soils7
Impacts of application of calcium cyanamide and the consequent increase in soil pH on N2O emissions and soil bacterial community compositions7
Newly assimilated carbon allocation in grassland communities under different grazing enclosure times7
Biological nitrification inhibition by sorghum root exudates impacts ammonia-oxidizing bacteria but not ammonia-oxidizing archaea7
Greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, and N2O) emissions after abandonment of agriculture7
Carbon fluxes within tree-crop-grass agroforestry system: 13C field labeling and tracing7
Stoichiometric flexibility and soil bacterial communities respond to nitrogen fertilization and neighbor competition at the early stage of primary succession7
Biological activities affect the dynamic of P in dryland soils7
Long-term liming promotes drastic changes in the composition of the microbial community in a tropical savanna soil7
Changes in phosphorus pools in the detritusphere induced by removal of P or switch of residues with low and high C/P ratio7
Freeze-thaw cycles release nitrous oxide produced in frozen agricultural soils6
Nucleic acids are a major pool of hydrolyzable organic phosphorus in arable organic soils of Southern Ontario, Canada6
Gradients of labile carbon inputs into the soil surrounding wood ant nests in a temperate forest6
Inter-microbial competition for N and plant NO3− uptake rather than BNI determines soil net nitrification under intensively managed Brachiaria humidicola6
Long-term sod-based rotation promotes beneficial root microbiomes and increases crop productivity6
Climate warming in an alpine meadow: differential responses of soil faunal vs. microbial effects on litter decomposition6
Application of beneficial microorganisms and their effects on soil, plants, and the environment: the scientific legacy of Professor Yoav Bashan6
Canola straw biochars produced under different pyrolysis temperatures and nitrapyrin independently affected cropland soil nitrous oxide emissions6
The biodiversity - N cycle relationship: a 15N tracer experiment with soil from plant mixtures of varying diversity to model N pool sizes and transformation rates6
Saltwater incursion regulates N2O emission pathways and potential nitrification and denitrification in intertidal wetland6
Evidence of endophytic nitrogen fixation as a potential mechanism supporting colonization of non-nodulating pioneer plants on a glacial foreland6
Deepened snow cover alters biotic and abiotic controls on nitrogen loss during non-growing season in temperate grasslands6
Importance of substrate quality and clay content on microbial extracellular polymeric substances production and aggregate stability in soils6
Long-term appropriate N management can continuously enhance gross N mineralization rates and crop yields in a maize-wheat rotation system6
Biochar significantly reduced nutrient-induced positive priming in a subtropical forest soil6
The strategy of microbial utilization of the deposited N in a temperate forest soil6
High nitrogen uptake and utilization contribute to the dominance of invasive Spartina alterniflora over native Phragmites australis6
Synergism between feremycorrhizal symbiosis and free-living diazotrophs leads to improved growth and nutrition of wheat under nitrogen deficiency conditions6
Proteomic changes of viable but nonculturable (VBNC) Escherichia coli O157:H7 induced by low moisture in an artificial soil6