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  1. Jul 2021
    1. Nevertheless, this home-field advantage (HFA) in decomposition is inconsistently supported by experimental data and fails to account for situations where contrasting qualities of litter coexist within the same litter matrix.

      Something we were wondering about the HFA .. doesn't this overlap with the consideration of coexisting litter mixtures and decomposers communities. Why testing the transposition of litter to other communities .. just to test that different microbial communities are not adapted to the far away litter? Need to read more about this effects and the current papers testing HFA ..

    1. (CPMAS) 13C NMR spectra were analysed in leaf litters, decomposed litter and fine roots.

      Interesting to see how they handle root samples for measuring carbon quality .. for example quantity and procedure .. as well as interpretation of results

    1. I want to know the replication used in each type of tree or forest .. and also it would be interesting to see the genetic analysis of the microbial and fungal communities invading the litter during the first week, three months and after one year of incubation. Although the decomposition experiment was short .. it looks like more differences in bacterial communities could emerge after as well....

  2. Jun 2021
    1. This a great review on soil aggregate stability based on different input additions, mainly performed in agricultural fields. This paper review the mechanisms of soill aggregation and stability that is related to the types and components of binding agents.

      Overall, this review can be used for citing arguments related to the increased input of organic matter and positive relationships with the formation of soil aggregates and soil aggregate stability.

    2. Organic matter (OM) is a majorfactor affecting aggregate stability because its abundance andcharacteristics can be modified by agricultural practices.

      Organic matter is the major factor affecting aggregate formation and also stability, due to the binding agents in the presence of soil organic matter