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. 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