In the face of ongoing and projected precipitation changes, precipitation manipulation experiments have produced a wealth of data about the effects of precipitation changes on soils. In response, researchers have undertaken a number of synthetic efforts. Several meta-analyses have been conducted, each revealing new aspects of soil responses to precipitation changes. We synthesize the findings of 16 meta-analyses focused on the effects of decreased and increased precipitation on 42 soil response variables, covering a wide range of soil processes and examining responses of individual variables as well as more integrative responses of carbon and nitrogen cycles.
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- Abbasi, A. O., Salazar, A., Oh, Y., Reinsch, S., Uribe, M. d., Li, J., Rashid, I., Dukes, J. S. (2020). Soil responses to manipulated precipitation changes: A synthesis of meta-analyses. Purdue University Research Repository. doi:10.4231/16NT-CW47