Soil Biology Laboratory
Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University
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Valverde-Barrantes, O., K.A. Smemo, L.M. Feinstein, M.W. Kershner, C.B. Blackwood. Intraspecific plasticity and interspecific interactions among roots explain the distribution of belowground traits. Journal of Ecology, in press.
Feinstein, L.M., C.B. Blackwood. 2013. The spatial scaling of saprotrophic fungal beta diversity in decomposing leaves. Molecular Ecology 22:1171-1184.
Feinstein, L.M., C.B. Blackwood. 2012. Taxa-area relationship and neutral dynamics influence the diversity of fungal communities on senesced tree leaves. Environmental Microbiology 14:1488-1499.
Antibus, D.E., L.G. Leff, B.L. Hall, J.L. Baeseman, C.B. Blackwood. 2012. Molecular characterization of ancient algal mats from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 24:139-146.
Antibus, D.E., L.G. Leff, B.L. Hall, J.L. Baeseman, C.B. Blackwood. 2012. Cultivable bacteria from ancient algal mats from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Extremophiles 16:105-114.
Hovatter, S.R., C. Dejelo, A.L. Case, C.B. Blackwood. 2011. Metacommunity organization of soil microorganisms depends on habitat type defined by presence of Lobelia siphilitica plants. Ecology 92:57-65.
Sprockett, D.D., H. Piontkivska, C.B. Blackwood. 2011. The evolution of fungal pectinases in glycosyl hydrolase family 28 and their association with ecological strategy. Gene 479:29-36.
Wu, L., L.M. Feinstein, O. Valverde-Barrantes, M.W. Kershner, L.G. Leff, C.B. Blackwood. 2011. Placing the effects of leaf litter diversity on saprotrophic microorganisms in the context of leaf type and habitat. Microbial Ecology 61:399-409.
McGuire, K.L., D.R. Zak, I.P. Edwards, C.B. Blackwood, R. Upchurch. 2010. Slowed decomposition is biotically mediated in an ectomycorrhizal, tropical rain forest. Oecologia 164:785-795.
Feinstein, L.M., W.J. Sul, C.B. Blackwood. 2009. Assessment of bias associated with incomplete extraction of microbial DNA from soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75:5428-5433.
Hassett, J.E., D.R. Zak, C.B. Blackwoodb, K.S. Pregitzer. 2009. Reduced lignolytic activity in northern hardwood forest ecosystems under simulated chronic NO3- deposition is not related to basidiomycete laccase functional gene abundance or composition. Microbial Ecology 57:728-739.
Wu, L., C.B. Blackwood, L.G. Leff. 2009. Effect of single-species and mixed-species leaf leachate on bacterial communities in biofilms. Hydrobiologia 636:65-76.
Culman, S.W., H.G. Gauch, C.B. Blackwood, J.E. Thies. 2008. Analysis of T-RFLP data using analysis of variance and ordination methods: a comparative study. Journal of Microbiological Methods 75:55-63.
Hofmockel, K.S., D.R. Zak, C.B. Blackwood. 2007. Does atmospheric N deposition alter the abundance and activity of ligninolytic fungi in forest soils? Ecosystems 10:1278-1286.
Blackwood, C.B., D. Hudleston, D.R. Zak, J.S. Buyer. 2007. Interpreting ecological diversity indices applied to T-RFLP data: insights from simulated microbial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:5276-5283.
Blackwood, C.B., M.P. Waldrop, D.R. Zak, R.L. Sinsabaugh. 2007. Molecular analysis of fungal communities and laccase genes in decomposing litter reveal differences among forest types but no impact of nitrogen deposition. Environmental Microbiology 9:1306-1316.
Blackwood, C.B., J.S. Buyer. 2007. Evaluating the physical capture method of terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism for comparison of soil microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39:590-599.
Blackwood, C.B., C. Dell, A.J.M. Smucker, E.A. Paul. 2006. Eubacterial communities in different soil macroaggregate environments and cropping systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38:720-728.
Waldrop, M.P., D.R. Zak, C.B. Blackwood, C.D. Curtis, D. Tilman. 2006. Resources control soil microbial diversity across a plant diversity gradient. Ecology Letters 9:1127-1135.
Zak, D.R., C.B. Blackwood, M.P. Waldrop. 2006. A molecular dawn for biogeochemistry. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21:288-295.
Blackwood, C.B., A. Oaks, J.S. Buyer. 2005. Phylum- and class-specific PCR primers for general microbial community analysis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71:6193-6198.
Kong, H., C.B. Blackwood, J.S. Buyer, T.J. Gulya, J. Lydon. 2005. The genetic characterization of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis based on the 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer regions. Biological Control 32:356-362.
Blackwood, C.B., J.S. Buyer. 2004. Soil microbial communities associated with Bt and non-Bt corn in three soils. Journal of Environmental Quality 33:832-836.
Blackwood, C.B., E.A. Paul. 2003. Eubacterial community structure and population size within the soil light fraction, rhizosphere, and heavy fraction of several agricultural systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 35:1245-1255.
Blackwood, C.B., T. Marsh, S.-H. Kim, E.A. Paul. 2003. Terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism data analysis for quantitative comparison of microbial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69:926-932.
Morris, S.J., C.B. Blackwood. 2007. The ecology of soil organisms. In: Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry, 3rd edition. E.A. Paul, ed., Academic Press, Burlington, MA, pp. 195-229.
Blackwood, C.B. 2006. Analysing microbial community structure by means of terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP). In: Molecular Approaches to Soil, Rhizosphere and Plant Microorganism Analysis, J.E. Cooper and J.R. Rao, eds., CAB International, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 84-98.