References/Further resources

Austin A, and L Vivanco 2006. Plant litter decomposition in a semi-arid ecosystem controlled by photodegradation. Nature 442:555-558.

Bothwell ML, DMJ Sherbot, CM Pollock 1994. Ecosystem response to solar ultraviolet-B radiation: Influence of trophic-level interactions. Science 265:97-100.

Burkins MB, RA Virginia, CP Chamberlain, and DH Wall, 2000. Origin and distribution of soil organic matter in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Ecology 81:2377-2391.

Chapin FS III, PA Matson, and HA Mooney (eds), 2002. Principles in Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. New York, NY: Springer.

Johnson D, 2003. Response of terrestrial microorganisms to ultraviolet-B radiation in ecosystems. Research in Microbiology 154:315-320.

Pancotto VA, OE Sala, M Cabello, NI Lopez, TM Robson, CL Ballare, MM Caldwell, AL Scopel, 2003. Solar UV-B decreases decomposition in herbaceous plant litter in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: Potential role of an altered decomposer community. Global Change Biology 9:1465-1474.

Smith WK., W Gao, H Steltzer, MD Wallenstein, and R Tree, 2010. Moisture availability influences the effect of ultraviolet-B radiation on leaf litter decomposition. Global Change Biology 16:484-495.

Wall DH, 2007.  Global change tipping points: Above- and belowground biotic interactions in a low diversity ecosystem. Phil. Trans.R. Soc. B. 362:2291-2306. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2006.1950.

Wynn-Williams, DD, 1994. Potential effects of ultraviolet radiation on Antarctic primary terrestrial colonizers: cyanobacteria, algae, and cryptograms. In Ultraviolet radiation in Antarctica: measurements and biological effects, vol. 62 (eds C.S. Weiler and PA Penhale), pp. 243-257. Washington DC: American Geophysical Union.


 
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