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Selected research within the Programme has been published in Applied Soil Ecology Vol. 33(2), a special issue entitled Soil Biodiversity in an Upland Grassland. (Editors: Usher, M.B. and Davidson, D.A. Published: September 2006)

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List of papers

Soil biodiversity in an upland grassland     Editorial
Michael B. Usher and Donald A. Davidson
Understanding biological diversity in soil: The UK's Soil Biodiversity Research Programme
Michael B. Usher, Andrew R.J. Sier, Mike Hornung and Peter Millard
The functions and components of the Sourhope soil microbiota
Robert I. Griffiths, Mark J. Bailey, Niall P. McNamara and Andrew S. Whiteley
Studies of microbial community structure and function below ground in a managed upland grassland site at Sourhope Research Station
Martin Krsek and Elizabeth M.H. Wellington
Soil protozoa—An intensive study of population dynamics and community structure in an upland grassland
Genoveva F. Esteban, Ken J. Clarke, José L. Olmo and Bland J. Finlay
Carbon fluxes from plants through soil organisms determined by field 13CO2 pulse-labelling in an upland grassland
Jonathan R. Leake, Nick J. Ostle, J. Ignacio Rangel-Castro and David Johnson
Relationships between biodiversity and soil structure and function: Evidence from laboratory and field experiments
Donald A. Davidson and Ian C. Grieve
The abundance, richness and functional role of soil meso- and macrofauna in temperate grassland—A case study 
Lisa Cole, Mark A. Bradford, Peter J.A. Shaw and Richard D. Bardgett
Interactions between fertilizer addition, plants and the soil environment: Implications for soil faunal structure and diversity
Philip J. Murray, Roger Cook, Amanda F. Currie, Lorna A. Dawson, Alan C. Gange, Susan J. Grayston and Amy M. Treonis
An integrated data resource for modelling the soil ecosystem
L. Irvine, A. Kleczkowski, A.M.J. Lane, J.W. Pitchford, D. Caffrey and P.M. Chamberlain