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Bates, C. T., Escalas, A., Kuang, J. Hale, L., Wang, Y., Herman, D., Nuccio, E.E., Wang, X., Ning, D., Yang, Y., Wu, L. Pett-Ridge, J., Saha, M., Craven, K., Firestone, M.K. & Zhou, J. (2020). Conversion of marginal land into switchgrass conditionally accrues soil carbon and reduces methane consumption. bioRxiv 2020.03.18.997304 (2020) DOI:10.1101/2020.03.18.997304.

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Ning, D., Yuan, M., Wu, L., Zhang, Y., Guo, X, Zhou, X. Yang, Y., Arkin, A.P., Firestone, M.K. & Zhou, J. (2020). A quantitative framework reveals the ecological drivers of grassland soil microbial community assembly in response to warming. BioRxiv DOI:


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Starr, E.P., Shi, S., Blazewicz, S.J., Probst, A.J., Herman, D.J., Firestone, M.K. & Banfield, J.F. (2018). Stable isotope informed genome-resolved metagenomics reveals that Saccharibacteria utilize microbially-processed plant-derived carbon. Microbiome 6(1) DOI: 10.1186/s40168-018-0499-z