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dc.contributor.authorBurton, VJ
dc.contributor.authorContu, Sara
dc.contributor.authorDe Palma, A
dc.contributor.authorHill, Samantha LL
dc.contributor.authorAlbrecht, Harald
dc.contributor.authorBone, James S
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorCorstanje, Ronald
dc.contributor.authorDe Smedt, Pallieter
dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Mark
dc.contributor.authorFord, Helen V
dc.contributor.authorHudson, L
dc.contributor.authorInward, Kelly
dc.contributor.authorJones, David T
dc.contributor.authorKosewska, Agnieszka
dc.contributor.authorLo-Man-Hung, Nancy F
dc.contributor.authorMagura, Tibor
dc.contributor.authorMulder, Christian
dc.contributor.authorMurvanidze, Maka
dc.contributor.authorNewbold, Tim
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jo
dc.contributor.authorSuarez, Andrew V
dc.contributor.authorSuryometaram, Sasha
dc.contributor.authorTóthmérész, Béla
dc.contributor.authorUehara-Prado, Marcio
dc.contributor.authorVanbergen, Adam J
dc.contributor.authorVerheyen, Kris
dc.contributor.authorWuyts, Karen
dc.contributor.authorScharlemann, Jörn PW
dc.contributor.authorEggleton, P
dc.contributor.authorPurvis, A
dc.identifier.citationBurton, V.J., Contu, S., De Palma, A. et al. Land use and soil characteristics affect soil organisms differently from above-ground assemblages. BMC Ecol Evo 22, 135 (2022).
dc.description.abstractBackground Land-use is a major driver of changes in biodiversity worldwide, but studies have overwhelmingly focused on above-ground taxa: the effects on soil biodiversity are less well known, despite the importance of soil organisms in ecosystem functioning. We modelled data from a global biodiversity database to compare how the abundance of soil-dwelling and above-ground organisms responded to land use and soil properties. Results We found that land use affects overall abundance differently in soil and above-ground assemblages. The abundance of soil organisms was markedly lower in cropland and plantation habitats than in primary vegetation and pasture. Soil properties influenced the abundance of soil biota in ways that differed among land uses, suggesting they shape both abundance and its response to land use. Conclusions Our results caution against assuming models or indicators derived from above-ground data can apply to soil assemblages and highlight the potential value of incorporating soil properties into biodiversity models.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.titleLand use and soil characteristics affect soil organisms differently from above-ground assemblagesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalBMC Ecology and Evolutionen_US
elements.import.authorBurton, Victoria J
elements.import.authorContu, Sara
elements.import.authorDe Palma, Adriana
elements.import.authorHill, Samantha LL
elements.import.authorAlbrecht, Harald
elements.import.authorBone, James S
elements.import.authorCarpenter, Daniel
elements.import.authorCorstanje, Ronald
elements.import.authorDe Smedt, Pallieter
elements.import.authorFarrell, Mark
elements.import.authorFord, Helen V
elements.import.authorHudson, Lawrence N
elements.import.authorInward, Kelly
elements.import.authorJones, David T
elements.import.authorKosewska, Agnieszka
elements.import.authorLo-Man-Hung, Nancy F
elements.import.authorMagura, Tibor
elements.import.authorMulder, Christian
elements.import.authorMurvanidze, Maka
elements.import.authorNewbold, Tim
elements.import.authorSmith, Jo
elements.import.authorSuarez, Andrew V
elements.import.authorSuryometaram, Sasha
elements.import.authorTóthmérész, Béla
elements.import.authorUehara-Prado, Marcio
elements.import.authorVanbergen, Adam J
elements.import.authorVerheyen, Kris
elements.import.authorWuyts, Karen
elements.import.authorScharlemann, Jörn PW
elements.import.authorEggleton, Paul
elements.import.authorPurvis, Andy
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dc.subject.nhmland-use intensityen_US
dc.subject.nhmsoil biotaen_US
dc.subject.nhmsoil biodiversityen_US
dc.subject.nhmorganism abundanceen_US
dc.subject.nhmmixed-effects modelsen_US

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