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Background Nitrogen (N) is an important macronutrient that controls the productivity of ecosystems and biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is a major source of N in terrestrial systems, particularly tropical forests. Bamboo dominates theses forests, but our knowledge...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6024
57 downloads
313 views

The decomposition processes of accumulated cyanobacteria can release large amounts of organic carbon and affect the carbon cycling in shallow eutrophic lakes. However, the migration and transformation mechanisms of dissolved carbon (DC) require further study and...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5922
154 downloads
617 views

Shifts in the abundance of grasses and woody plants in drylands have occurred several times during the Holocene. However, our understanding of the rates and dynamics of this state-change in recent decades is limited to scattered studies conducted at disparate spatial...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5474
108 downloads
659 views

Wetlands are the major natural source of the greenhouse gas methane (CH4) and are also potentially an important source of nitrous oxide (N2O), though there is considerable variability among wetland types with some of the greatest uncertainty in freshwater mineral-soil...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5465
167 downloads
562 views

The planktonic metabolic balance that is the balance between gross primary production (GPP) and community respiration (CR) was determined in Matilda Bay (estuarine) and Woodman Point (coastal) in Perth, Western Australia. The rates of net community production (NCP...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biogeochemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5081
1 citation
232 downloads
1,626 views

Sea cucumbers play an important role in the recycling and remineralization of organic matter (OM) in reef sands through feeding, excretion, and bioturbation processes. Growing demand from Asian markets has driven the overexploitation of these animals globally....

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4773
197 downloads
856 views

Predicting the impacts of ocean acidification in coastal habitats is complicated by bio-physical feedbacks between organisms and carbonate chemistry. Daily changes in pH and other carbonate parameters in coastal ecosystems, associated with processes such as photosynthesis...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4739
5 citations
1,133 downloads
3,875 views

Phosphorus (P) is a critical nutrient used to maximize plant growth and yield. Current agriculture management practices commonly experience low plant P use efficiency due to natural chemical sorption and transformations when P fertilizer is applied to soils. A...

["Agricultural Science","Biogeochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2121
38 citations
747 downloads
2,975 views

We have previously observed that methane supplied to lake sediment microbial communities as a substrate not only causes a response by bona fide methanotrophic bacteria, but also by non-methane-oxidizing bacteria, especially by members of the family Methylophilaceae....

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.801

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