J Soils Sediments (2017) 17:2318–2328 DOI 10.1007/s11368-016-1593-0 2015 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FOREST SOILS Soil microbial abundance and community structure vary with altitude and season in the coniferous forests, China 1 2 1 1 1 1 Li Zhang & Ao Wang & Wanqin Yang & Zhenfeng Xu & Fuzhong Wu & Bo Tan & 1 1 Yang Liu & Lianghua Chen Received: 1 March 2016 /Accepted: 1 November 2016 /Published online: 16 November 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract decreased from GS to FP and then increased to TPL. The Purpose Soil microbes control the bioelement cycles and en- fungal community H index increased in the freezing process. ergy transformation in forest ecosystems, and are sensitive to Conclusions Our results suggested that abundance and struc- environmental change. As yet, the effects of altitude and sea- ture of soil microbial community in the Tibetan coniferous son on soil microbes remain unknown. A 560 m vertical tran- forests varied by season and bacterial and archaeal communi- sitional zone was selected along an altitude gradient from ties respond more promptly to seasonal freeze-thaw processes 3023, 3298 and 3582 m, to determine the potential effects of relative to fungal community. This may have important
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