Variation in soil microbial communities: elucidating relationships with vegetation and soil properties, and testing sampling effectiveness
Vicky Waymouth, Rebecca E Miller, Fiona Ede, Andrew Bissett, Cristina Aponte
Plant Ecology | SPRINGER | Published : 2020
We thank Lisa Wittick, Sascha Andrusiak, Nicholas Osborne for technical support, Sabine Kasel for advice on statistical analyses, and field assistants Cordula Gutekunst, Ana Bermudez Contreras, Sarah Fischer, Tony Lovell, Kathy Russell, Robert Dabal, Anu Singh and Scott McKendrick. Our work was supported by Melbourne Water, Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment and Ecological Society of Australia, and the Madeleine Selwyn Smith Memorial Scholarship. Vicky Waymouth was a recipient of a Research Training Program scholarship. We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE) and Australian Microbiome consortiums to the generation of genetic data for this study. The Australian Microbiome initiative is supported by funding from Bioplatforms Australia and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) through the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), Parks Australia through the Bush Blitz program funded by the Australian Government and BHP, and the CSIRO.