Biology and Fertility of Soils

(The TQCC of Biology and Fertility of Soils is 12. 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 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Phospholipid fatty acids in soil—drawbacks and future prospects90
Diversity and co-occurrence network modularization of bacterial communities determine soil fertility and crop yields in arid fertigation agroecosystems50
Long-term manuring increases microbial carbon use efficiency and mitigates priming effect via alleviated soil acidification and resource limitation48
Divergent mineralization of hydrophilic and hydrophobic organic substrates and their priming effect in soils depending on their preferential utilization by bacteria and fungi43
Biological nitrification inhibition in maize—isolation and identification of hydrophobic inhibitors from root exudates42
Carbon investment into mobilization of mineral and organic phosphorus by arbuscular mycorrhiza36
Microbial carbon-use efficiency and straw-induced priming effect within soil aggregates are regulated by tillage history and balanced nutrient supply36
Reduced nitrification by biochar and/or nitrification inhibitor is closely linked with the abundance of comammox Nitrospira in a highly acidic sugarcane soil33
Depth distribution of soil organic matter and burrowing activity of earthworms—mesocosm study using X-ray tomography and luminophores33
Rare microbial taxa rather than phoD gene abundance determine hotspots of alkaline phosphomonoesterase activity in the karst rhizosphere soil32
Plant growth–promoting bacteria improve maize growth through reshaping the rhizobacterial community in low-nitrogen and low-phosphorus soil32
Soil microbial biomass phosphorus can serve as an index to reflect soil phosphorus fertility31
Wheat straw and its biochar differently affect soil properties and field-based greenhouse gas emission in a Chernozemic soil31
Biochar co-application mitigated the stimulation of organic amendments on soil respiration by decreasing microbial activities in an infertile soil31
Revisiting plant biological nitrification inhibition efficiency using multiple archaeal and bacterial ammonia-oxidising cultures31
Litter-inhabiting fungi show high level of specialization towards biopolymers composing plant and fungal biomass31
Biochar affects taxonomic and functional community composition of protists30
Hyphosphere microbiome of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: a realm of unknowns30
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 w29
The effect of agroecosystem management on the distribution of C functional groups in soil organic matter: A review29
Importance of substrate quality and clay content on microbial extracellular polymeric substances production and aggregate stability in soils29
Biochar accelerates soil organic carbon mineralization via rhizodeposit-activated Actinobacteria28
A new primer set for Clade I nosZ that recovers genes from a broader range of taxa28
Root exudation of contrasting drought-stressed pearl millet genotypes conveys varying biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) activity27
Earthworm ecological categories are not functional groups27
Effects of moisture and temperature on C and N mineralization from surface-applied cover crop residues26
Theory of microbial coexistence in promoting soil–plant ecosystem health25
Hydrolyzable microplastics in soil—low biodegradation but formation of a specific microbial habitat?25
Revealing interactions between root phenolic metabolomes and rhizosphere bacterial communities in Populus euphratica plantations24
Unveiling of active diazotrophs in a flooded rice soil by combination of NanoSIMS and 15N2-DNA-stable isotope probing23
C:P stoichiometric imbalance between soil and microorganisms drives microbial phosphorus turnover in the rhizosphere22
Phosphorus fertilization rather than nitrogen fertilization, growing season and plant successional stage structures arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community in a subtropical forest21
Mycorrhizal symbiosis balances rootstock-mediated growth-defence tradeoffs21
Repeated litter inputs promoted stable soil organic carbon formation by increasing fungal dominance and carbon use efficiency21
Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping with reduced nitrogen input influences rhizosphere phosphorus dynamics and phosphorus acquisition of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)21
Carbon sequestration in aggregates from native and cultivated soils as affected by soil stoichiometry21
Biochar modifies the content of primary metabolites in the rhizosphere of well-watered and drought-stressed Zea mays L. (maize)20
Effects of rotational and continuous overgrazing on newly assimilated C allocation20
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 groups20
Biochar significantly reduced nutrient-induced positive priming in a subtropical forest soil20
Long-term elevated CO2 and warming enhance microbial necromass carbon accumulation in a paddy soil19
Effect of protists on rhizobacterial community composition and rice plant growth in a biochar amended soil19
Different community compositions between obligate and facultative oomycete plant parasites in a landscape-scale metabarcoding survey18
Impact of nitrogen and phosphorus addition on resident soil and root mycobiomes in beech forests18
Repeated drying and rewetting cycles accelerate bacterial growth recovery after rewetting17
Effects of the nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP) on the activity and diversity of the soil microbial community under contrasting soil pH17
Higher ammonium-to-nitrate ratio shapes distinct soil nitrifying community and favors the growth of Moso bamboo in contrast to broadleaf tree species17
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 chronosequence17
Field-aged biochar decreased N2O emissions by reducing autotrophic nitrification in a sandy loam soil16
3, 4-Dimethylpyrazole phosphate is an effective and specific inhibitor of soil ammonia-oxidizing bacteria16
Inhibitory effect of high nitrate on N2O reduction is offset by long moist spells in heavily N loaded arable soils16
Biochar decreased rhizodeposits stabilization via opposite effects on bacteria and fungi: diminished fungi-promoted aggregation and enhanced bacterial mineralization16
BNI-release mechanisms in plant root systems: current status of understanding16
Heterotrophic nitrification of organic nitrogen in soils: process, regulation, and ecological significance16
Procyanidin inhibited N2O emissions from paddy soils by affecting nitrate reductase activity and nirS- and nirK-denitrifier populations16
Correlation of the abundance of bacteria catalyzing phosphorus and nitrogen turnover in biological soil crusts of temperate forests of Germany16
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 ra16
Identification and verification of key functional groups of biochar influencing soil N2O emission16
Temporal dynamics of total and active prokaryotic communities in two Mediterranean orchard soils treated with solid anaerobic digestate or managed under no-tillage15
Biological activities affect the dynamic of P in dryland soils15
Fatty acid 16:1ω5 as a proxy for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal biomass: current challenges and ways forward15
Mineralisation of distinct biogas digestate qualities directly after application to soil15
Carbon use efficiency and microbial functional diversity in a temperate Luvisol and a tropical Nitisol after millet litter and N addition15
Resource stoichiometric and fertility in soil15
Recommendations for stronger biochar research in soil biology and fertility15
Dissimilatory nitrate ammonification and N2 fixation helps maintain nitrogen nutrition in resource-limited rice paddies14
Biotic and abiotic controls on carbon storage in aggregates in calcareous alpine and prealpine grassland soils14
Nitrification inhibitor DMPP offsets the increase in N2O emission induced by soil salinity14
Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium increased with rising temperature14
Mineral N suppressed priming effect while increasing microbial C use efficiency and N2O production in sandy soils under long-term conservation management13
Effects of crabs on greenhouse gas emissions, soil nutrients, and stoichiometry in a subtropical estuarine wetland13
Chemical properties of agro-waste compost affect greenhouse gas emission from soils through changed C and N mineralisation13
The impact of atmospheric N deposition and N fertilizer type on soil nitric oxide and nitrous oxide fluxes from agricultural and forest Eutric Regosols13
High frequency of extreme precipitation increases Stipa grandis biomass by altering plant and microbial nitrogen acquisition13
Steering microbiomes by organic amendments towards climate-smart agricultural soils13
Soil-root interface influences the assembly of the endophytic bacterial community in rice plants13
Responses of microbial activity to carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus additions in forest mineral soils differing in organic carbon content12
Soil N2O flux and nitrification and denitrification gene responses to feed-induced differences in the composition of dairy cow faeces12
Effect of soil bacteriomes on mycorrhizal colonization by Rhizophagus irregularis—interactive effects on maize (Zea mays L.) growth under salt stress12
Syringic acid from rice as a biological nitrification and urease inhibitor and its synergism with 1,9-decanediol12
Effects of two wood-based biochars on the fate of added fertilizer nitrogen—a 15N tracing study12
Biological nitrification inhibition by sorghum root exudates impacts ammonia-oxidizing bacteria but not ammonia-oxidizing archaea12
Contrasting response of organic carbon mineralisation to iron oxide addition under conditions of low and high microbial biomass in anoxic paddy soil12
Spatial analysis of the root system coupled to microbial community inoculation shed light on rhizosphere bacterial community assembly12
Carbon fluxes within tree-crop-grass agroforestry system: 13C field labeling and tracing12
Synergism between feremycorrhizal symbiosis and free-living diazotrophs leads to improved growth and nutrition of wheat under nitrogen deficiency conditions12
Proteomic changes of viable but nonculturable (VBNC) Escherichia coli O157:H7 induced by low moisture in an artificial soil12
Greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, and N2O) emissions after abandonment of agriculture12