Journal article

Effects of Exotic Spartina alterniflora Invasion on Soil Phosphorus and Carbon Pools and Associated Soil Microbial Community Composition in Coastal Wetlands

Lei Wang, Jiahui Yuan, Yu Wang, Clayton R Butterly, Deli Tong, Bo Zhou, Xiuzhen Li, Huabin Zhang

ACS OMEGA | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Soil microorganisms can be altered by plant invasion into wetland ecosystems and comprise an important linkage between phosphorus (P) availability and soil carbon (C) chemistry; however, the intrinsic mechanisms of P and C transformation associated with microbial community and function are poorly understood in coastal wetland. In this study, we used a sequential fractionation method and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to capture the changes in soil P pools and C chemical composition with bare flats (BF), native Phragmites australis(PA), and invasive Spartina alterniflora(SA), respectively. The responses of the soil microbial community using phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) pr..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2017YFC0506006) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41671304).