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Title

Impact of clear-cutting and prescribed burning on microbial diversity and community structure in a Jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) clear-cut using Biolog Gram-negative microplates
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): W. J. Staddon ; L. C. Duchesne ; J. T. Trevors
Publication Year: 1998

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • biodiversity
  • Biolog
  • Canada
  • carbon
  • Clear-Cutting
  • clearcutting
  • community ecology
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • microorganisms
  • mineral soils
  • Ontario
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • soil management
  • soil microorganisms
  • soil organisms
  • sole-carbon-source utilization
  • species diversity (plants)
  • statistical analysis
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 45181
Tall Timbers Record Number: 20653
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The impacts of clear-cutting and clear-cutting followed by prescribed burning on soil microbial diversity and community structure were assessed using sole-carbon-source utilization. Microorganisms were washed from organic and mineral soil samples and used to inoculate Biolog Gram-negative microplates. Patterns of colour development were analysed using principal component analyses and calculation of Shannon diversity indices. No differences between treatments were detected when individual samples were used. However, both organic and mineral soil samples from the burned plot showed lower microbial diversity when pooled samples were examined.

Citation:
Staddon, W. J., L. C. Duchesne, and J. T. Trevors. 1998. Impact of clear-cutting and prescribed burning on microbial diversity and community structure in a Jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) clear-cut using Biolog Gram-negative microplates. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, v. 14, no. 1, p. 119-123.