BibTex format

author = {Burton, VJ and Contu, S and De, Palma A and Hill, SLL and Albrecht, H and Bone, JS and Carpenter, D and Corstanje, R and De, Smedt P and Farrell, M and Ford, HV and Hudson, LN and Inward, K and Jones, DT and Kosewska, A and Lo-Man-Hung, NF and Magura, T and Mulder, C and Murvanidze, M and Newbold, T and Smith, J and Suarez, AV and Suryometaram, S and Tóthmérész, B and Uehara-Prado, M and Vanbergen, AJ and Verheyen, K and Wuyts, K and Scharlemann, JPW and Eggleton, P and Purvis, A},
doi = {10.1186/s12862-022-02089-4},
journal = {BMC Ecology and Evolution},
title = {Land use and soil characteristics affect soil organisms differently from above-ground assemblages},
url = {},
volume = {22},
year = {2022}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Background: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.
AU - Burton,VJ
AU - Contu,S
AU - De,Palma A
AU - Hill,SLL
AU - Albrecht,H
AU - Bone,JS
AU - Carpenter,D
AU - Corstanje,R
AU - De,Smedt P
AU - Farrell,M
AU - Ford,HV
AU - Hudson,LN
AU - Inward,K
AU - Jones,DT
AU - Kosewska,A
AU - Lo-Man-Hung,NF
AU - Magura,T
AU - Mulder,C
AU - Murvanidze,M
AU - Newbold,T
AU - Smith,J
AU - Suarez,AV
AU - Suryometaram,S
AU - Tóthmérész,B
AU - Uehara-Prado,M
AU - Vanbergen,AJ
AU - Verheyen,K
AU - Wuyts,K
AU - Scharlemann,JPW
AU - Eggleton,P
AU - Purvis,A
DO - 10.1186/s12862-022-02089-4
PY - 2022///
SN - 2730-7182
TI - Land use and soil characteristics affect soil organisms differently from above-ground assemblages
T2 - BMC Ecology and Evolution
UR -
UR -
VL - 22
ER -