Applied Soil Ecology

(The TQCC of Applied Soil Ecology is 34. 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 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
Phosphate solubilizing bacteria from subtropical soil and their tricalcium phosphate solubilizing abilities801
Biochar soil amendment increased bacterial but decreased fungal gene abundance with shifts in community structure in a slightly acid rice paddy from Southwest China277
Diversity of microorganisms from forest soils differently polluted with heavy metals266
Material derived from hydrothermal carbonization: Effects on plant growth and arbuscular mycorrhiza240
Isolation and identification of potassium-solubilizing bacteria from tobacco rhizospheric soil and their effect on tobacco plants212
Nitrogen fertilizer rate affects root exudation, the rhizosphere microbiome and nitrogen-use-efficiency of maize210
Long-term effects of inorganic fertilizers on microbial biomass and community functional diversity in a paddy soil derived from quaternary red clay200
Influences of non-herbaceous biochar on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal abundances in roots and soils: Results from growth-chamber and field experiments177
Transport of bacteria from manure and protection of water resources177
Controls on soil biodiversity: insights from extreme environments164
Potential of earthworms to accelerate removal of organic contaminants from soil: A review161
Extraction and purification of microbial DNA from soil and sediment samples160
Evaluation of bioindicator systems derived from soil arthropod communities159
Carbon fluxes from plants through soil organisms determined by field 13CO2 pulse-labelling in an upland grassland148
Screening for rock phosphate solubilizing Actinomycetes from Moroccan phosphate mines148
Application of plant growth-promoting endophytes (PGPE) isolated from Solanum nigrum L. for phytoextraction of Cd-polluted soils143
Evaluation of genetic diversity and plant growth promoting activities of nitrogen-fixing bacilli isolated from rice fields in South Brazil141
Different effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal isolates from saline or non-saline soil on salinity tolerance of plants127
Using marigold (Tagetes spp.) as a cover crop to protect crops from plant-parasitic nematodes124
Microbial characteristics of soils from graves: an investigation at the interface of soil microbiology and forensic science123
Influences of vermicomposts, produced by earthworms and microorganisms from cattle manure, food waste and paper waste, on the germination, growth and flowering of petunias in the greenhouse122
Survival of E. coli and Enterococcus spp. derived from pig slurry in soils of different texture121
Plant growth promoting bacteria in agriculture: Two sides of a coin116
Effects of earthworms on nutrient dynamics, carbon turnover and microorganisms in soils from cool temperate forests of the Canadian Rocky Mountains — laboratory studies113
Consistent increase in abundance and diversity but variable change in community composition of bacteria in topsoil of rice paddy under short term biochar treatment across three sites from South China113
Functional diversity as indicator of the recovery of soil health derived from Thlaspi caerulescens growth and metal phytoextraction113
Decomposition and nutrient dynamic of leaf litter and roots from palatable and unpalatable grasses in a semi-arid grassland111
Analysis of the mycorrhizal potential in the rhizosphere of representative plant species from desertification-threatened Mediterranean shrublands111
Ecology of aerobic methanotrophs in controlling methane fluxes from wetlands110
Changes in soil microbial community structure following the abandonment of agricultural terraces in mountainous areas of Eastern Spain106
Diversity and plant growth promoting evaluation abilities of bacteria isolated from sugarcane cultivated in the South of Brazil104
Soil nematode community, organic matter, microbial biomass and nitrogen dynamics in field plots transitioning from conventional to organic management104
Distribution of soil nutrients, extracellular enzyme activities and microbial communities across particle-size fractions in a long-term fertilizer experiment104
Effects of digestate from anaerobically digested cattle slurry and plant materials on soil microbial community and emission of CO2 and N2O102
Quantification of bacterial non-specific acid ( phoC) and alkaline ( phoD ) phosphatase genes in bulk and rhizosphere soil from organically managed soybean fields100
The effect of organic acids from tomato root exudates on rhizosphere colonization of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens T-5100
Growth stimulation and alleviation of salinity stress to wheat by the biofilm forming Bacillus pumilus strain FAB1099
Assessing the tolerance to heavy metals of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi isolated from sewage sludge-contaminated soils98
Perspectives of potassium solubilizing microbes in sustainable food production system: A review95
Short-term effects of cadmium, copper, nickel and zinc on soil nematodes from different feeding and life-history strategy groups95
On the potential CO2 release from tundra soils in a changing climate92
Community structures and substrate utilization of bacteria in soils from organic and conventional farming systems of the DOK long-term field experiment89
Change in straw decomposition rate and soil microbial community composition after straw addition in different long-term fertilization soils88
Soil microbial indicators sensitive to land use conversion from pastures to commercial Eucalyptus grandis (Hill ex Maiden) plantations in Uruguay86
Screening of rhizobacteria isolated from maize (Zea mays L.) in Rio Grande do Sul State (South Brazil) and analysis of their potential to improve plant growth84
Characterization of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria isolated from calcareous soils83
Pb, Cd, and Zn soil contamination: Monitoring functional and structural impacts on the microbiome82
Increased plant uptake of nitrogen from 15N-depleted fertilizer using plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria81
Soil biological activity as an indicator of soil pollution with pesticides – A review79
Response of microbial communities and enzyme activities to amendments in saline-alkaline soils78
Reproducibility in the response of soil bacterial community-level physiological profiles from a land use intensification gradient78
Effect of biochar origin and soil pH on greenhouse gas emissions from sandy and clay soils76
Secondary metabolites from the invasive Solidago canadensis L. accumulation in soil and contribution to inhibition of soil pathogen Pythium ultimum76
Diesel removal from contaminated soils by biostimulation and supplementation with crop residues75
How effective are ‘Effective microorganisms® (EM)’? Results from a field study in temperate climate75
A rapid method to extract ergosterol from soil by physical disruption73
Formulation of bacterial consortia from avocado (Persea americana Mill.) and their effect on growth, biomass and superoxide dismutase activity of wheat seedlings under salt stress72
Maize (Zea mays) growth and nutrient uptake following integrated improvement of vermicompost and humic acid fertilizer on coastal saline soil72
Analysing arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in shrub-associated resource islands from a desertification-threatened semiarid Mediterranean ecosystem71
Mealworm frass as a potential biofertilizer and abiotic stress tolerance-inductor in plants69
Warming and nitrogen deposition are interactive in shaping surface soil microbial communities near the alpine timberline zone on the eastern Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, southwestern China69
Carbon dioxide fluxes from cyanobacteria crusted soils in the Kalahari68
Biofertilizers from Rhodopseudomonas palustris strains to enhance rice yields and reduce methane emissions68
Molecular and functional characterization of bacteria isolated from straw and goat manure based vermicompost66
Biodiversity and soil functioning—from black box to can of worms?65
The influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on As and P uptake by maize (Zea mays L.) from As-contaminated soils65
The effect of litter quality and soil faunal composition on organic matter dynamics in post-mining soil: A laboratory study64
Alleviation of drought stress in maize (Zea mays) by inoculation with Azotobacter strains isolated from semi-arid regions64
Characteristics of the soil microbial biomass in soils from a long-term field experiment with different levels of C input64
Long-term application of manure over plant residues mitigates acidification, builds soil organic carbon and shifts prokaryotic diversity in acidic Ultisols63
The application of fresh and composted horse and chicken manure affects soil quality, microbial composition and antibiotic resistance63
Impacts of conversion from secondary forests to larch plantations on the structure and function of microbial communities62
Carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide fluxes from soil as influenced by anecic and endogeic earthworms62
Enzyme activities and diuron persistence in soil amended with vermicompost derived from spent grape marc and treated with urea62
Isolation and characterization of nitrogen fixing heterotrophic bacteria from the rhizosphere of pioneer plants growing on mine tailings61
Bacterial community response to cadmium contamination of agricultural paddy soil61
Effect of the endogeic earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus on the microbial structure and activity related to CO2 and N2O fluxes from a tropical soil (Madagascar)61
Biochar can increase nitrogen use efficiency of Malus hupehensis by modulating nitrate reduction of soil and root61
3D characterisation of earthworm burrow systems in natural soil cores collected from a 12-year-old pasture59
Organic fertilizer, but not heavy liming, enhances banana biomass, increases soil organic carbon and modifies soil microbiota58
Effectiveness of indigenous and non-indigenous isolates of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in soils from degraded ecosystems and man-made habitats58
Improved growth and salinity tolerance of the halophyte Salicornia sp. by co–inoculation with endophytic and rhizosphere bacteria57
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B1408 suppresses Fusarium wilt in cucumber by regulating the rhizosphere microbial community57
Soil available phosphorus status determines indigenous mycorrhizal colonization of field and glasshouse-grown spring wheat from Argentina57
Shifts in microbial community and carbon sequestration in farmland soil under long-term conservation tillage and straw returning55
Use of an earthworm lysosomal biomarker for the ecological assessment of pollution from an industrial plastics fire55
Effect of Thermomyces fungal endophyte isolated from extreme hot desert-adapted plant on heat stress tolerance of cucumber54
Diversity of chromium-resistant bacteria isolated from soils contaminated with dichromate54
Heavy metal toxicity in Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viciae isolated from soils subjected to different sources of heavy-metal contamination: Effects on protein expression54
Impact of 36 years of nitrogen fertilization on microbial community composition and soil carbon cycling-related enzyme activities in rhizospheres and bulk soils in northeast China53
Vermicompost from biodegraded distillation waste improves soil properties and essential oil yield of Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) Benth52
Moss-dominated biocrusts increase soil microbial abundance and community diversity and improve soil fertility in semi-arid climates on the Loess Plateau of China52
Pollution-induced community tolerance of microorganisms from forest soil organic layers polluted with Zn or Cu52
Bacterial polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon ring-hydroxylating dioxygenases (PAH-RHD) encoding genes in different soils from King George Bay, Antarctic Peninsula52
Microbial community response to transition from conventional to conservation tillage in cotton fields52
Metal tolerance of rhizobial strains isolated from nodules of herbaceous legumes (Medicago spp. and Trifolium spp.) growing in mercury-contaminated soils50
Recovery of soil nematode populations from cropping stress by natural secondary succession to meadow land50
Temporal dynamics of ammonia oxidizer (amoA) and denitrifier (nirK) communities in the rhizosphere of a rice ecosystem from Tai Lake region, China50
Rhizobacteria inoculation benefits nutrient availability for phytostabilization in copper contaminated soil: Drivers from bacterial community structures in rhizosphere50
Effects of heavy metal contamination from an abandoned mine on nematode community structure as an indicator of soil ecosystem health49
Field and laboratory evaluation of soil quality changes resulting from injection of liquid sewage sludge49
Evaluation of genetic diversity of bradyrhizobia strains nodulating soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] isolated from South Brazilian fields49
Petroleum contamination evaluation and bacterial community distribution in a historic oilfield located in loess plateau in China49
Enhanced transfer of biologically fixed N from faba bean to intercropped wheat through mycorrhizal symbiosis48
Efficient rhizobacteria promote growth and alleviate NaCl-induced stress in the plant species Sulla carnosa48
The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus hoi can capture and transfer nitrogen from organic patches to its associated host plant at low temperature48
Structural and functional responses of microbial community with respect to salinity levels in a coastal reclamation land47
Chemical fertilizer reduction with organic fertilizer effectively improve soil fertility and microbial community from newly cultivated land in the Loess Plateau of China46
Variation in N2O emission and N2O related microbial functional genes in straw- and biochar-amended and non-amended soils46
Reshaping the rhizosphere microbiome by bio-organic amendment to enhance crop yield in a maize-cabbage rotation system46
Characterization of the bacterial communities of casts from Eisenia andrei fed with different substrates46
Soil quality criteria derived from critical body concentrations of metals in soil invertebrates45
Response of traditional upland rice varieties to inoculation with selected diazotrophic bacteria isolated from rice cropped at the Northeast region of Brazil45
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Ba13 induces plant systemic resistance and improves rhizosphere microecology against tomato yellow leaf curl virus disease45
Do burned areas recover from inside? An experiment with soil fauna in a heterogeneous landscape45
Coastal halophytes alter properties and microbial community structure of the saline soils in the Yellow River Delta, China45
ACCD-producing rhizobacteria from an Andean Altiplano native plant (Parastrephia quadrangularis) and their potential to alleviate salt stress in wheat seedlings44
Diazotroph abundance and community structure are reshaped by straw return and mineral fertilizer in rice-rice-green manure rotation44
Relationships between field management, soil health, and microbial community composition44
Biochar addition increases subsurface soil microbial biomass but has limited effects on soil CO2 emissions in subtropical moso bamboo plantations44
Wildfire effects on soil properties in fire-prone pine ecosystems: Indicators of burn severity legacy over the medium term after fire43
New frontiers in belowground ecology for plant protection from root-feeding insects43
Short-term dynamics of soil organic matter fractions and microbial activity in smallholder potato-legume intercropping systems43
Carbon mineralization of tree leaf litter and crop residues from poplar-based agroforestry systems in Northeast China: A laboratory study43
DNA extraction from soil nematodes for multi-sample community studies42
Treatment with culture fractions from Pseudomonas putida modifies the development of Glomus fistulosum mycorrhiza and the response of potato and maize plants to inoculation42
Mycorrhizal association of Agrostis capillaris and Glomus intraradices under heavy metal stress: Combination of plant clones and fungal isolates from contaminated and uncontaminated substrates41
Investigating the effect of biochar and fertilizer on the composition and function of bacteria in red soil41
The indicative value of the hsp70 stress response as a marker for metal effects in Oniscus asellus (Isopoda) field populations: variability between populations from metal-polluted and uncontaminated s40
Soil microbial community and carbon and nitrogen fractions responses to mulching under winter wheat40
Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizas in three vegetational types from the semiarid of Ceará State, Brazil39
Amelioration in nutrient mineralization and microbial activities of sandy loam soil by short term field aged biochar39
Proposed some interactions at molecular level of PGPR coinoculated with Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens USDA110 and B. japonicum THA6 on soybean symbiosis and its potential of field application39
Diurnal changes of carbon dioxide flux from bare soil in agricultural field in Japan39
Mitigation of CO2, CH4 and N2O from a fertigated horticultural growing medium amended with biochars and a compost39
The families Ruminococcaceae, Lachnospiraceae, and Clostridiaceae are the dominant bacterial groups during reductive soil disinfestation with incorporated plant residues39
The time-course of metal (Ca, Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn) accumulation from a contaminated soil by three populations of the earthworm, Lumbricus rubellus38
Long-term phosphorus limitation changes the bacterial community structure and functioning in paddy soils38
Impacts from invasive plant species and their control on the plant community and belowground ecosystem at Rocky Mountain National Park, USA38
Agroforestry alters the rhizosphere soil bacterial and fungal communities of moso bamboo plantations in subtropical China38
Phytotoxicity and genotoxicity of soils from an abandoned uranium mine area38
Soil ecosystem functions in a high-density olive orchard managed by different soil conservation practices38
Enzymatic activity of soils and soil organic matter stabilization as an effect of components released from the decomposition of litter37
Phosphorus acquisition from non-labile sources in peanut and pigeonpea with mycorrhizal interaction37
Industrial crop Jerusalem artichoke restored coastal saline soil quality by reducing salt and increasing diversity of bacterial community37
The role of low molecular weight organic acids from decomposing rye in inhibiting root-knot nematode populations in soil37
Response of bacterial communities in coastal mudflat saline soil to sewage sludge amendment36
Long-term effects of biochar addition and straw return on N2O fluxes and the related functional gene abundances under wheat-maize rotation system in the North China Plain36
Long-term nitrogen addition changes soil microbial community and litter decomposition rate in a subtropical forest36
C and N dynamics in soil from the central higlands of Mexico as affected by mesquite (Prosopis spp.) and huizache (Acacia tortuoso): a laboratory investigation35
Foraging efficacy of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema riobrave in different soil types from California citrus groves35
Alteration of soil bacterial interaction networks driven by different long-term fertilization management practices in the red soil of South China35
Removal of benzo (a) pyrene from soil using an endogeic earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus ()34
Biological response of a sandy soil treated with biochar derived from a halophyte ( Salicornia bigelovii)34
Carbon mineralization of leaves from four Ethiopian agroforestry species under laboratory and field conditions34
Effects of different long-term farmland mulching practices on the loessial soil fungal community in a semiarid region of China34
Physiological studies and comparative analysis of rock phosphate solubilization abilities of Actinomycetales originating from Moroccan phosphate mines and of Streptomyces lividans34
Diversity and distribution of nematode communities in grasslands from Romania in relation to vegetation and soil characteristics34