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The relative importance of invertebrate and microbial decomposition in a rainforest restoration project (2018)
Journal Article
Ellwood, M. D., Donald, J., Weir, I., Bonnett, S., Maxfield, P., & Ellwood, M. D. F. (2018). The relative importance of invertebrate and microbial decomposition in a rainforest restoration project. Restoration Ecology, 26(2), 220-226. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12553

© 2017 Society for Ecological Restoration Tropical rainforests are increasingly disturbed by human activities. While restoration projects often succeed in replacing tree cover, they rarely manage to restore soil function. Consequently, there is an ur... Read More about The relative importance of invertebrate and microbial decomposition in a rainforest restoration project.

Physical conditions regulate the fungal to bacterial ratios of a tropical suspended soil (2017)
Journal Article
Donald, J., Bonnett, S., Cutler, M., Majalap, N., Maxfield, P., & Ellwood, M. D. F. (2017). Physical conditions regulate the fungal to bacterial ratios of a tropical suspended soil. Forests, 8(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/f8120474

As a source of ‘suspended soils’, epiphytes contribute large amounts of organic matter to the canopy of tropical rain forests. Microbes associated with epiphytes are responsible for much of the nutrient cycling taking place in rain forest canopies. H... Read More about Physical conditions regulate the fungal to bacterial ratios of a tropical suspended soil.

Biogeochemistry in the scales (2017)
Book Chapter
Bonnett, S., Maxfield, P., Hill, A. A., & Ellwood, M. D. F. (2017). Biogeochemistry in the scales. In J. N. Furze, K. Swing, A. K. Gupta, R. McClatchey, & D. Reynolds (Eds.), Mathematical Advances Towards Sustainable Environmental SystemsSpringer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43901-3

Global environmental change is challenging our understanding of how communities as a whole interact with their physical environment. Ideally, we would model the impacts of global environmental change at a global level. However, in order to mathematic... Read More about Biogeochemistry in the scales.

How tropical epiphytes at the Eden Project contribute to rainforest canopy science (2016)
Journal Article
Donald, J., Maxfield, P., Murray, D., & Ellwood, M. D. F. (2016). How tropical epiphytes at the Eden Project contribute to rainforest canopy science

Understanding the ecological patterns and ecosystem processes of tropical rainforest canopies is becoming increasingly urgent in the face of widespread deforestation. However, accessing rainforest canopies is far from simple, and performing manipulat... Read More about How tropical epiphytes at the Eden Project contribute to rainforest canopy science.

Stable isotope switching (SIS): A new stable isotope probing (SIP) approach to determine carbon flow in the soil food web and dynamics in organic matter pools (2012)
Journal Article
Hornibrook, E. R., Maxfield, P. J., Dildar, N., Hornibrook, E. R. C., Stott, A. W., & Evershed, R. P. (2012). Stable isotope switching (SIS): A new stable isotope probing (SIP) approach to determine carbon flow in the soil food web and dynamics in organic matter pools. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26(8), 997-1004. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.6172

RATIONALE Recent advances in stable isotope probing (SIP) have allowed direct linkage of microbial population structure and function. This paper details a new development of SIP, Stable Isotope Switching (SIS), which allows the simultaneous assessmen... Read More about Stable isotope switching (SIS): A new stable isotope probing (SIP) approach to determine carbon flow in the soil food web and dynamics in organic matter pools.

Impact of land management practices on high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial populations: Evidence from long-term sites at Rothamsted (2011)
Journal Article
Maxfield, P. J., Brennand, E. L., Powlson, D. S., & Evershed, R. P. (2011). Impact of land management practices on high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial populations: Evidence from long-term sites at Rothamsted. European Journal of Soil Science, 62(1), 56-68. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01339.x

The impacts of land-use change and long-term agricultural practices on the bacterial and methanotrophic biomass in the soils comprising the Classical Experiments at Rothamsted Research were investigated by using 13CH 4 phospholipid fatty acid stable... Read More about Impact of land management practices on high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial populations: Evidence from long-term sites at Rothamsted.

Substantial high-affinity methanotroph populations in Andisols effect high rates of atmospheric methane oxidation (2009)
Journal Article
Hornibrook, E. R. C., Maxfield, P. J., Hornibrook, E. R., & Evershed, R. P. (2009). Substantial high-affinity methanotroph populations in Andisols effect high rates of atmospheric methane oxidation. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 1(5), 450-456. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00071.x

Methanotrophic bacteria in soils derived from volcanic ash (Andisols) were characterized via time series 13C-phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) labelling. Three Andisols were incubated under 2 ppmv 13CH 4 for up to 18 weeks, thus enabling high-affinity m... Read More about Substantial high-affinity methanotroph populations in Andisols effect high rates of atmospheric methane oxidation.

Physical and biological controls on the in situ kinetic isotope effect associated with oxidation of atmospheric CH4 in mineral soils (2008)
Journal Article
Hornibrook, E. R., Maxfield, P. J., Maxfield, P. .. J. .., Evershed, R. P., & Hornibrook, E. R. C. (2008). Physical and biological controls on the in situ kinetic isotope effect associated with oxidation of atmospheric CH4 in mineral soils. Environmental Science and Technology, 42(21), 7824-7830. https://doi.org/10.1021/es800544q

The amounts and δ13C values of CH4 at subambient concentrations in soil gas were determined along depth profiles in a U.K. grassland (Bronydd Mawr) and woodland (Leigh Woods). The data were used to determine in situ kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) ass... Read More about Physical and biological controls on the in situ kinetic isotope effect associated with oxidation of atmospheric CH4 in mineral soils.

Acute impact of agriculture on high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial populations (2008)
Journal Article
Hornibrook, E. R., Maxfield, P. J., Hornibrook, E. R. C., & Evershed, R. P. (2008). Acute impact of agriculture on high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial populations. Environmental Microbiology, 10(7), 1917-1924. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01587.x

Exposure of mineral soils to atmospherically relevant concentrations of 13CH4 (2 ppmv) followed by 13C-phospholipid fatty acid stable isotope probing allows assessment of the high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial sink in hitherto unattainable detail... Read More about Acute impact of agriculture on high-affinity methanotrophic bacterial populations.