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Rapid recovery of carbon cycle processes after the cessation of chronic nutrient enrichment. Science of The Total Environment750, 140927. Mozdzer, T. J., Drew, S. E., Caplan, J. S., Weber, P. E., Deegan, L. A. 2020
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Microbial diversity-ecosystem function relationships across environmental gradients. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e52217 Heintz-Buschart,A., Guerra, C., Djukic, I., Cesarz, S., Chatzinotas, A., Patoine, P., Sikorski, J., Buscot, F., Küsel, K., Wegner, CE., Eisenhauer, N. 2020
The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx). Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 11(1), 22-37 Halbritter, A. H., De Boeck, H. J., Eycott, A. E., Reinsch, S., Robinson, D. A., Vicca, S., … & Gya, R. 2020
The direct effects of human-induced environmental changes on litter decomposition in temperate forest are eclipsed by their indirect effects via forest understory vegetation. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry 138; 107579 Wang, B., Blondeel, H., Baeten, L., Djukic, I., De Lombaede, E., Verheyen, K 2019
Harmonized data on early stage litter decomposition using tea material across Japan. Ecological Research (ERE-2019-0038.R1) Suzuki, S., Ataka, M., Djukic, I., Enoki, T., Fukuzawa, K., Hirota, M., Hishi, T., Hiura, T., Hoshizaki, K., Ida, H., Iguchi, A., Ilmura, Y, Ise, T., Tanaka, K., Kina, Y., Kobayahi, H., Kominami, Y., Kurokawa, H., Makoto, K., Matsushita, M., Miyata, R., Muraoka, H., Nakaji, T., Nakamura, M., Niwa, S., Noh, NJ., Sato, T., Seino, T., Shibata, H., Suzuki, R., Takahashi, K., Tsunoda, T., Utsumi, Y., Watanabe, K. 2019
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