Selected FEABL publications are available in pdf format. Please follow the Reprints link to access them, or see below for most recent papers.
Preger AC, Rillig MC, Johns AR, Du Preez CC, Lobe I, Amelung W. 2007. Losses of glomalin-related soil protein under prolonged arable cropping: a chronosequence study in sandy soils of the South African Highveld. Soil Biology & Biochemistry (in press, online-published, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2006.08.014).
Rillig MC, Caldwell BA, Wösten HAB, Sollins P. 2007. Role of proteins in soil carbon and nitrogen storage: controls on persistence. Biogeochemistry (in press, as of 10/18/06).
Wolfe BE, Rillig MC, Mummey DL, Klironomos JN. 2007. Small-scale spatial heterogeneity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a calcareous fen. Mycorrhiza (in press).
Mummey DL, Six J, Rillig MC. 2006. Influence of endogeic earthworm activities on bacterial communities associated with different soil aggregate size fractions. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 1608-1614. pdf
Rillig MC, Mummey DL, Ramsey PW, Klironomos JN, Gannon JE. 2006. Phylogeny of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi predicts community composition of symbiosis-associated bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 57: 389-395. pdf
Rosier CL, Hoye AT, Rillig MC. 2006. Glomalin-related soil protein: assessment of current detection and quantification tools. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 2205-2211. pdf
Ramsey PW, Rillig MC, Feris KP, Holben WE, Gannon JE. 2006. Choice of methods for soil microbial community analysis: PLFA maximizes power compared to CLPP and PCR-based approaches. Pedobiologia 50: 275-280. pdf
Rillig MC, Mummey DL. 2006. (Tansley review) Mycorrhizas and soil structure. New Phytologist 171: 41-53. pdf
Gadkar V, Driver JD, Rillig MC. 2006. A novel in vitro cultivation system to produce and isolate soluble factors released from hyphae of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Biotechnology Letters 28: 1071-1076. pdf
Rillig MC, Hoye AT, Carran A. 2006. Minimal direct contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to DOC leaching in grassland through losses of glomalin-related soil protein. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 2967-2970. pdf
Mummey DL, Rillig MC. 2006. The invasive plant species Centaurea maculosa alters arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in the field. Plant and Soil 288: 81-90. pdf
Rillig MC. 2006. Climate change effects on fungi in agroecosystems. In: Newton PCD et al. (Eds.), Agroecosystems in a changing climate. CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, pp. 211-230.
Driver JD, Holben WE, Rillig MC. 2005. Characterization of glomalin as a hyphal wall component of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 37: 101-106.
Gadkar V, Rillig MC. 2005. Application of Phi29 DNA polymerase mediated whole genome amplification to single spores of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. FEMS Microbiology Letters 242: 65-71.
Mummey DL, Rillig MC, Holben WE. 2005. Neighboring plant influences on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition as assessed by T-RFLP analysis. Plant and Soil 271: 83-90.
Rillig MC, Lutgen ER, Ramsey PW, Klironomos JN, Gannon JE. 2005. Microbiota accompanying different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal isolates influence soil aggregation. Pedobiologia 49: 251-259.
Ramsey PW, Rillig MC, Feris KP, Moore JN, Gannon JE. 2005. Mine waste contamination limits soil respiration rates: a case study using quantile regression. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 37: 1177-1183.
Klironomos JN, Allen MF, Rillig MC, Piotrowski JS, Makvandi-Nejad S, Wolfe BE, Powell JR. 2005. Abrupt rise in atmospheric CO2 overestimates community response in a model plant-soil system. Nature 433: 621-624.
Gadkar V, Rillig MC. 2005. Suitability of genomic DNA synthesized by strand displacement amplification (SDA) for AFLP analysis: genotyping single spores of arbuscular (AM) mycorrhizal fungi. Journal of Microbiological Methods 63: 157-164.
Batten KM, Six J, Scow KM, Rillig MC. 2005. Plant invasion of native grassland on serpentine soils has no major effect upon selected physical and biological properties. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 37: 2277-2282.
Rillig MC. 2005. A connection between fungal hydrophobins and soil water repellency. Pedobiologia 49: 395-399.
Ramsey PW, Rillig MC, Feris KP, Gordon N, Moore JN, Holben WE, Gannon JE. 2005. Relationship between communities and processes: new insights from a field study of a contaminated ecosystem. Ecology Letters 8: 1201-1210.
Rillig MC, Rosier CL, Piotrowski JS, Gadkar V, Driver JD. 2005. Glomalin: a novel proteinaceous substance produced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. In: Varma A, Podila GK (Eds), Biotechnological applications of microbes. IK International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 67-85.
Rillig MC. 2005. Polymers and microorganisms. In: Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment (Ed. Hillel D). Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, UK, pp.287-294.
Feris KP, Ramsey PW, Rillig MC, Moore JN, Gannon JE, Holben WE. 2004. Determining rates of change and evaluating group-level resiliency differences in hyporheic microbial communities in response to fluvial heavy-metal deposition. Appl. Environ. Microbiol 70: 4756-4765.
Lutgen ER, Rillig MC. 2004. Influence of spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) management treatments on arbuscular mycorrhizae and soil aggregation. Weed Science 52: 172-177.
Rillig MC. 2004. Arbuscular mycorrhizae, glomalin and soil quality. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 84: 355-363.
Feris KP, Ramsey PW, Frazar CF, Rillig MC, Gannon JE, Holben WE. 2004. Seasonal dynamics of shallow hyporheic zone microbial community structure along a heavy metal contamination gradient. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 2323-2331.
Rillig MC. 2004. Arbuscular mycorrhizae and terrestrial ecosystem processes. Ecology Letters 7: 740-754.
Piotrowski JS, Denich T, Klironomos JN, Graham JM, Rillig MC. 2004. The effects of arbuscular mycorrhizae on soil aggregation depend on the interaction between plant and fungal species. New Phytologist 164: 365-373.
Harner MJ, Ramsey PW, Rillig MC. 2004. Protein accumulation and distribution in floodplain soils and river foam. Ecology Letters 7: 829-836.
Lutgen ER, Clairmont DL, Graham J, Rillig MC. 2003. Seasonality of arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphae and glomalin in a western Montana grassland. Plant and Soil 257: 71-83
Rillig MC, Maestre FT, Lamit LJ. 2003. Microsite differences in fungal hyphal length, glomalin, and soil aggregate stability in semiarid Mediterranean steppes. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 35: 1257-1260.
Knorr MA, Boerner REJ, Rillig MC. 2003. Glomalin content of forest soils in relation to fire frequency and landscape position. Mycorrhiza 13: 205-210.
Rillig MC, Field CB. 2003. Arbuscular mycorrhizae respond to plants exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2 as a function of soil depth. Plant and Soil 254: 383-391.
Feris KP, Ramsey PW, Frazar CF, Rillig MC, Gannon JE, Holben WE. 2003. Structure and seasonal dynamics of hyporheic zone microbial communities in free-stone rivers of the western United States. Microbial Ecology 46: 200-215.
Rillig MC, Ramsey PW, Morris S, Paul EA. 2003. Glomalin, an arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungal soil protein, responds to land-use change. Plant and Soil 253: 293-299.
Steinberg PD, Rillig MC. 2003. Differential decomposition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal hyphae and glomalin. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 35: 191-194.
Rillig MC, Steinberg PD. 2002. Glomalin production by an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus: a mechanism of habitat modification. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 34: 1371-1374.
Rillig MC, Wright SF, Eviner V. 2002. The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and glomalin in soil aggregation: comparing effects of five plant species. Plant and Soil 238: 325-333.
Rillig MC, Wright SF, Shaw MR, Field CB. 2002. Artificial ecosystem warming positively affects arbuscular mycorrhizae but decreases soil aggregation. Oikos 97: 52-58.
Rillig MC, Treseder KK, Allen MF. 2002. Mycorrhizal fungi and global change. In: Ecological Studies Series 157: Mycorrhizal Ecology, Springer Verlag, pp. 135-160.
Rillig MC, Wright SF, Nichols KA, Schmidt WF, Torn M.S. 2001. Large contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to soil carbon pools in tropical forest soils. Plant and Soil 233: 167-177.
Rillig MC, Wright SF, Kimball BA, Leavitt SW. 2001. Elevated carbon dioxide and irrigation effects on water stable aggregates in a Sorghum field: a possible role for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Global Change Biology 7: 333-337.
Rillig MC, Hernandez GY, Newton PCD. 2000. Arbuscular mycorrhizae respond to elevated atmospheric CO2 after long-term exposure: evidence from a CO2 spring in New Zealand supports the resource-balance model. Ecology Letters 3: 475-478.
Rillig MC, Wright SF, Allen MF, and Field C.B. 1999. Rise in carbon dioxide changes soil structure. Nature 400: 628.
Rillig MC, Allen MF, and Field CB. 1999. Soil biota responses to long-term atmospheric CO2 enrichment in two California annual grasslands. Oecologia 119: 572-577.
Rillig MC and Allen MF. 1999. What is the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in plant-to-ecosystem responses to elevated atmospheric CO2? Mycorrhiza 9: 1-8.
Rillig MC, Field CB, Allen MF. 1999. Fungal root colonization responses in natural grasslands after long-term exposure to elevated CO2. Global Change Biology 5: 577-585.
Klironomos JN, Rillig MC, Allen MF. 1999. Designing belowground field experiments with the help of semi-variance and power analyses. Applied Soil Ecology 12: 227-238.
Rillig MC and Allen MF. 1998. Arbuscular mycorrhizae of Gutierrrezia sarothrae and elevated carbon dioxide: evidence for shifts in C allocation to and within the mycobiont. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 30: 2001-2008.
Rillig MC, Allen MF, Klironomos JN, Chiariello NR, and Field CB. 1998. Plant species-specific changes in root-inhabiting fungi in a California annual grassland: responses to elevated CO2 and nutrients. Oecologia 113: 252-259.
Rillig MC, Allen MF, Klironomos JN, and Field CB. 1998. Arbuscular mycorrhizal percent root infection and infection intensity of Bromus hordeaceus grown in elevated atmospheric CO2. Mycologia 90: 199-205.
Klironomos JN, Ursic M, Rillig MC, and Allen MF. 1998. Inter-specific differences in the response of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to elevated atmospheric CO2. New Phytologist 138: 599-603.
Rillig MC. 1997. Effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California Davis/ San Diego State University.
Rillig MC, Scow KM, Klironomos JN, and Allen MF. 1997. Microbial carbon substrate utilization in the rhizosphere of Gutierrezia sarothrae grown in elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 29: 1387-1394.
Klironomos JN, Rillig MC, and Allen MF. 1996. Below-ground microbial and microfaunal responses to Artemisia tridentata grown under elevated atmospheric CO2. Functional Ecology 10: 527-534.
Klironomos JN, Rillig MC, Allen MF, Zak DR, Kubiske M, and Pregitzer KS. 1997. Soil fungal-arthropod responses to Populus tremuloides grown under enriched atmospheric CO2 under field conditions. Global Change Biology 3: 473-478.
Klironomos JN, Rillig MC, Allen MF, Zak DR, Pregitzer KS, and Kubiske ME. 1997. Increased levels of airborne fungal spores in response to Populus tremuloides grown under elevated atmospheric CO2. Canadian Journal of Botany 75: 1670-1673.
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