Studies of Soil Organic Matter Dynamics

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Kirschbaum MUF, Moinet GYK, Hedley CB, Beare MH, McNally SR (2019). A conceptual model of carbon stabilisation based on patterns observed in different soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry (Submitted). Abstract

Kirschbaum MUF, Giltrap DL, McNally SR, Liang LL, Hedley CB, Moinet GYK, Blaschek M, Beare MH, Theng BKG, Hunt JE, Whitehead D (2019). Estimating the mineral surface area of soils by measured water adsorption. Adjusting for the confounding effect of water adsorption by soil organic carbon. European Journal of Soil Science (Submitted). Abstract

Moinet GYK, Hunt JE, Kirschbaum MUF, Morcom C, Midwood AJ, Millard P (2018). The temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition is constrained by microbial accessibility to substrates. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 116: 333–339. Abstract

Shen, Q., Hedley, M., Camps Arbestain, M., Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (2017). Tephra is an effective P diffusion barrier in root exclusion experiments. Plant and Soil 410: 51–61. Abstract

Shen, Q., Hedley, M., Camps Arbestain, M., Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (2016). Can biochar increase the bioavailability of phosphorus? Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 16: 268-286. Abstract

Herath, H.M.S.K., Camps-Arbestain, M., Hedley, M., Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Wang, T., Van Hale, R. (2015). Experimental evidence for sequestering C with biochar by avoidance of CO2 emissions from original feedstock and protection of native soil organic matter. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 7: 512-526. Abstract

Lambie, S.M., Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Dando, J. (2014). No photodegradation of litter and fresh humus exposed to a range of UV-B levels under laboratory conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 69: 46-53. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (2013). Seasonal variations in the availability of labile substrate confound the derived temperature dependence of heterotrophic respiration. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57: 568-576. Abstract

Conant, R.T., Ryan, M.G., Ågren, G.I., Birge, H.E., Davidson, E.A., Eliasson, P.E., Evans, S.E., Frey, S.D., Giardina, C.P., Hopkins, F.M., Hyvönen, R., Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Lavallee, J.M., Leifeld, J., Parton, W.J., Steinweg, J.M., Wallenstein, M.D., Wetterstedt, J.Å.M, Bradford, M.A. (2011). Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates – synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward. Global Change Biology 17: 3392-3404. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Lambie, S.M., Zhou, H. (2011). No UV enhancement of litter decomposition observed on dry samples under controlled laboratory conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1300-1307. Abstract

Orwin, K.H., Kirschbaum, M.U.F., St. John, M.G., Dickie, I.A. (2011). Organic nutrient uptake by mycorrhizal fungi enhances ecosystem carbon storage: a model-based assessment. Ecology Letters 14: 493-502. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (2010). The temperature dependence of organic matter decomposition: Seasonal temperature variations turn a sharp short-term temperature responses into a more moderate annually-averaged response. Global Change Biology 16: 2117-2129. Abstract   Accepted draft paper

Bauer, J., Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Weihermüller, L., Huisman, J.A., Herbst, M., Vereecken, H. (2008). Temperature response of wheat decomposition is more complex than the common approaches of most multi-pool models. Soil Biology and Biochemistry  40: 2780-2786. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Guo L.B. and Gifford, R.M. (2008). Why does rainfall affect the trend in soil carbon after converting pastures to forests? A possible explanation based on nitrogen dynamics. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 2990-3000. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Harms, B., Mathers, N.J., Dalal, R.C. (2008). Soil carbon and nitrogen changes after clearing mulga (Acacia aneura) vegetation in Queensland, Australia. Observations, simulations and scenario analysis. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40: 392-405. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Guo, L.B and Gifford, R.M. (2008). Observed and modelled soil carbon and nitrogen changes after planting a Pinus radiata stand onto former pasture. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40: 247-257. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (2006). The temperature dependence of organic-matter decomposition - still a topic of debate. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38: 2510-2518. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (2004). Soil respiration under prolonged soil warming: are rate reductions caused by acclimation or substrate loss? Global Change Biology 10: 1870-1877. Abstract

Zhang, X-Q., Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Hou, Z. and Guo, Z. (2004). Carbon stock changes in successive rotations of Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook.) plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 202: 131-147. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (2004): Modelled soil-carbon changes after reforestation. In: Singh B et al. (eds.). Supersoil 2004: Program and Abstracts for the 3rd Australian New Zealand Soils Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 5 - 9 December 2004, Available here.

Murty, D., Kirschbaum, M.U.F., McMurtrie, R.E. and McGilvray, H. (2002). Does forest conversion to agricultural land change soil organic carbon and nitrogen?  A review of the literature. Global Change Biology 8: 105-123. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. and Paul, K.I. (2002). Modelling C and N dynamics in forest soils with a modified version of the CENTURY model. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34: 341-354. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (2000). Will changes in soil organic matter act as a positive or negative feedback on global warming? Biogeochemistry 48: 21-51. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Murty, D., McGilvray, H. and McMurtrie, R.E. (2000): How does soil organic carbon change after conversion from forest to agricultural land uses? Climate Change Newsletter, Bureau of Resource Sciences 12: 5-7.

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (1995). The temperature dependence of soil organic matter decomposition and the effect of global warming on soil organic carbon storage. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 27: 753-760. Abstract

Kirschbaum, M.U.F. (1993). A modelling study of the effects of changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration, temperature and atmospheric nitrogen input on soil organic carbon storage. Tellus 45B: 321-334.

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