Location: Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
Project Number: 3098-11000-001-066-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2019
End Date: Sep 30, 2022
Quantify how soil microbial communities vary with temperature change and determine the mechanisms underlying thermal acclimation of microbial respiration, in typical grassland soils under contrasting BAU and ASP grazing management practices in at the Texas Gulf Coast LTAR site.
Quantify microbial substrate, microbial activity, community composition, and physiological adaptation in the two management practices. Microbial substrate features to be examined include SOC quantity and quality. Microbial activity features to be examined include microbial biomass, extracellular enzyme activities, and microbial respiration.