• 708 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
20072024
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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 708 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 27 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
2019

Erratum: : Stoichiometric Shifts in Soil C:N:P Promote Bacterial Taxa Dominance, Maintain Biodiversity, and Deconstruct Community Assemblages (Frontiers in Microbiology (2018) 9 (1401) DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01401)

Aanderud, Z. T., Saurey, S., Ball, R., Wall, D. H., Barrett, J. E., Muscarella, M. E., Griffin, N. A., Virginia, R. A., Barberán, A. & Adams, B. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, MAR, 391.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Biodiversity
Microbiology
Soil
Manuscripts
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

Nutrient dynamics during photodegradation of plant litter in the Sonoran Desert

Ball, R., Christman, M. P. & Hall, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Arid Environments.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sonoran Desert
nutrient dynamics
photolysis
photodegradation
plant litter
5 Citations (Scopus)

Soil biological responses to C, N and P fertilization in a polar desert of Antarctica

Ball, R., Adams, B. J., Barrett, J. E., Wall, D. H. & Virginia, R. A., Jul 1 2018, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 122, p. 7-18 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fertilization
Antarctica
deserts
Soil
desert
5 Citations (Scopus)

Stoichiometric shifts in soil C: N:P promote bacterial taxa dominance, maintain biodiversity, and deconstruct community assemblages

Aanderud, Z. T., Saurey, S., Ball, R., Wall, D. H., Barrett, J. E., Muscarella, M. E., Griffin, N. A., Virginia, R. A. & Adams, B. J., Jul 3 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, JUL, 1401.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodiversity
Soil
Nitrites
Nitrosomonadaceae
Ammonium Compounds

Urbanization alters small rodent community composition but not abundance

Guevara, J. N. A. & Ball, R., Jan 1 2018, In : PeerJ. 2018, 5, e4885.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Urbanization
Herbivory
urbanization
Rodentia
rodents
2016
13 Citations (Scopus)

Stoichiometric linkages between plant litter, trophic interactions and nitrogen mineralization across the litter-soil interface

Carrillo, Y., Ball, R. & Molina, M., Jan 1 2016, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 92, p. 102-110 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Chain
trophic interaction
stoichiometry
plant litter
mineralization
2015
6 Citations (Scopus)

Controls on diel soil CO2 flux across moisture gradients in a polar desert

Ball, R. & Virginia, R. A., Jun 15 2015, In : Antarctic Science. 27, 6, p. 527-534 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

moisture flux
deserts
desert
microbial biomass
soil temperature
102 Citations (Scopus)

Impacts of altered precipitation regimes on soil communities and biogeochemistry in arid and semi-arid ecosystems

Nielsen, U. N. & Ball, R., Apr 1 2015, In : Global Change Biology. 21, 4, p. 1407-1421 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biogeochemistry
biogeochemistry
Ecosystems
Soils
ecosystem
5 Citations (Scopus)

Penguin activity influences soil biogeochemistry and soil respiration in rookeries on Ross Island, Antarctica

Ball, R., Tellez, C. R. & Virginia, R. A., Apr 19 2015, In : Polar Biology. 38, 9, p. 1357-1368 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spheniscidae
biogeochemistry
penguins
soil respiration
Islands
5 Citations (Scopus)

The nutrient plasticity of moss-dominated crust in the urbanized Sonoran Desert

Ball, R. & Alvarez Guevara, J., Apr 1 2015, In : Plant and Soil. 389, 1-2, p. 225-235 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sonoran Desert
moss
plasticity
mosses and liverworts
desert
7 Citations (Scopus)
deserts
Antarctic regions
Antarctica
soils
soil properties
2014
33 Citations (Scopus)

Approaches to advance scientific understanding of macrosystems ecology

Levy, O., Ball, R., Bond-Lamberty, B., Cheruvelil, K. S., Finley, A. O., Lottig, N. R., Punyasena, S. W., Xiao, J., Zhou, J., Buckley, L. B., Filstrup, C. T., Keitt, T. H., Kellner, J. R., Knapp, A. K., Richardson, A. D., Tcheng, D., Toomey, M., Vargas, R., Voordeckers, J. W., Wagner, T. & 1 others, Williams, J. W., Feb 2014, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12, 1, p. 15-23 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecology
standardization
researchers
experimental design
resource
20 Citations (Scopus)

Microbial biomass and respiration responses to nitrogen fertilization in a polar desert

Ball, R. & Virginia, R. A., 2014, In : Polar Biology. 37, 4, p. 573-585 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fertilization
Biomass
microbial biomass
deserts
Respiration
6 Citations (Scopus)

The ecological role of moss in a polar desert: Implications for aboveground-belowground and terrestrial-aquatic linkages

Ball, R. & Virginia, R. A., 2014, In : Polar Biology. 37, 5, p. 651-664 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bryophyta
mosses and liverworts
deserts
stoichiometry
Soil
18 Citations (Scopus)
litter
Nitrogen
Soil
nitrogen
soil
2012
37 Citations (Scopus)

At Limits of Life: Multidisciplinary Insights Reveal Environmental Constraints on Biotic Diversity in Continental Antarctica

Magalhães, C., Stevens, M. I., Cary, S. C., Ball, R., Storey, B. C., Wall, D. H., Türk, R. & Ruprecht, U., Sep 19 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 9, e44578.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antarctica
Soil
Soils
Biota
Ecosystems
16 Citations (Scopus)

Legacies of plant litter on carbon and nitrogen dynamics and the role of the soil community

Carrillo, Y., Ball, R., Strickland, M. S. & Bradford, M. A., Jul 10 2012, In : Pedobiologia. 55, 4, p. 185-192 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plant litter
litter
degradation
carbon
nitrogen
13 Citations (Scopus)

Meltwater seep patches increase heterogeneity of soil geochemistry and therefore habitat suitability

Ball, R. & Virginia, R. A., Nov 2012, In : Geoderma. 189-190, p. 652-660 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

geochemistry
soil heterogeneity
snowmelt
meltwater
habitat

The ecology of pulse events: insights from an extreme climatic event in a polar desert ecosystem

Nielsen, U. N., Wall, D. H., Adams, B. J., Virginia, R. A., Ball, B. A., Gooseff, M. N. & McKnight, D. M., 2012, In : Ecosphere. 3, p. 17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011
6 Citations (Scopus)

Implications of meltwater pulse events for soil biology and biogeochemical cycling in a polar desert

Ball, R., Barrett, J. E., Gooseff, M. N., Virginia, R. A. & Wall, D. H., 2011, In : Polar Research. 30, SUPPL.1, 14555.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

meltwater
desert
Soils
valley
Ecosystems
77 Citations (Scopus)

Soil fauna alter the effects of litter composition on nitrogen cycling in a mineral soil

Carrillo, Y., Ball, R., Bradford, M. A., Jordan, C. F. & Molina, M., Jul 2011, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43, 7, p. 1440-1449 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil fauna
mineral soils
Minerals
litter
Nitrogen
2010
18 Citations (Scopus)

Direct and terrestrial vegetation-mediated effects of environmental change on aquatic ecosystem processes

Ball, R., Kominoski, J. S., Adams, H. E., Jones, S. E., Kane, E. S., Loecke, T. D., Mahaney, W. M., Martina, J. P., Prather, C. M., Robinson, T. M. P. & Solomon, C. T., Sep 2010, In : BioScience. 60, 8, p. 590-601 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

global change
Ecosystem
vegetation
water quantity
Water Quality
2009
62 Citations (Scopus)

Interactions between physical and biotic factors influence CO2 flux in Antarctic dry valley soils

Ball, R., Virginia, R. A., Barrett, J. E., Parsons, A. N. & Wall, D. H., Jul 2009, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 41, 7, p. 1510-1517 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biotic factor
Soil
valleys
carbon dioxide
valley
26 Citations (Scopus)

Linkages between below and aboveground communities: Decomposer responses to simulated tree species loss are largely additive

Ball, R., Bradford, M. A., Coleman, D. C. & Hunter, M. D., Jun 2009, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 41, 6, p. 1155-1163 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biota
community response
litter
Liriodendron
Rhododendron
30 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrogen and phosphorus release from mixed litter layers is lower than predicted from single species decay

Ball, R., Bradford, M. A. & Hunter, M. D., Feb 2009, In : Ecosystems. 12, 1, p. 87-100 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phosphorus
Nutrients
litter
Nitrogen
deterioration
2008
97 Citations (Scopus)

Consequences of non-random species loss for decomposition dynamics: Experimental evidence for additive and non-additive effects

Ball, R., Hunter, M. D., Kominoski, J. S., Swan, C. M. & Bradford, M. A., Mar 2008, In : Journal of Ecology. 96, 2, p. 303-313 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

decomposition
degradation
ecosystems
global change
litter

Invasive wooly adelgid appears to drive seasonal hemlock and carcass inputs to a detritus-based stream

Kominoski, J. S., Pringle, C. M. & Ball, B. A., 2008, In : Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol.. 30, p. 109-112

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2007
100 Citations (Scopus)

Nonadditive effects of leaf litter species diversity on breakdown dynamics in a detritus-based stream

Kominoski, J. S., Pringle, C. M., Ball, R., Bradford, M. A., Coleman, D. C., Hall, D. B. & Hunter, M. D., May 2007, In : Ecology. 88, 5, p. 1167-1176 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

leaf litter
plant litter
detritus
species diversity
litter