Contrasting effects of urban habitat complexity on metabolic functional diversity and composition of litter and soil bacterial communities
Alessandro Ossola, Cristina Aponte, Amy K Hahs, Stephen J Livesley
Urban Ecosystems | SPRINGER | Published : 2017
Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)
This project was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC LP 110100686), the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE) at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, and the Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association (AGCSA). Authors declare no conflict of interest. AO, CA, AKH and SJL conceived of the study design. AO performed research. AO and CA analysed data. AO wrote the paper with scientific and editorial review by CA, AKH and SJL. AO was supported by MIFRS and MIRS scholarships, the David Lachlan Hay Memorial Fund and an US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine NRC Associateship. Belinda Lees, Carolyn Selway and Vince Kalangi provided valuable laboratory assistance. Authors are also grateful to the AGSCA Members and the Municipalities of Kingston, Frankston and Greater Dandenong for their collaboration. The editor and reviewers of an earlier version of this manuscript are also acknowledged for their constructive comments.