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Costello, E.K. and S.K. Schmidt. 2006. Microbial Diversity in Alpine Tundra Wet Meadow Soil: Novel Chloroflexi from a Cold, Water-Saturated Environment. Environmental Microbiology 8: 1471-1486.


Fisk, M.C., S.K. Schmidt and T. Seastedt. 1998. Topographic patterns of above- and belowground production and nitrogen cycling in alpine tundra. Ecology 79: 2253-2266.


Jaeger, C.H., R.K. Monson, M.C. Fisk and S.K. Schmidt. 1999. Seasonal partitioning of nitrogen by plants and soil microorganisms in an alpine ecosystem. Ecology 80: 1883-1891.


Ley, R.E., M.W. Williams and S.K. Schmidt. 2004. Microbial population dynamics in an extreme environment: Controlling factors in talus soils at 3750m in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Biogeochemistry 68: 313-335.


Lipson, D.A., S.K. Schmidt and R.K. Monson. 1999. Links between microbial population dynamics and nitrogen availability in an alpine ecosystem. Ecology 80: 1623-1631.


Lipson, D.A., C.W. Schadt and S.K. Schmidt. 2002. Changes in microbial community structure and function in an alpine dry meadow following spring snow melt. Microbial Ecology 43: 307-314.


Lipson, D.A. and S.K. Schmidt. 2004. Seasonal changes in an alpine soil bacterial community in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70: 2867-2879.


Meyer, A.F. 2005. Phylogenetic characterization of alpine soil microbial diversity. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder.


Monson, R.K., D.A. Lipson, S.P. Burns, A.A. Turnipseed, A.C. Delany, M.W. Williams and S.K. Schmidt. 2006. Forest soil respiration is controlled by winter climate variation and microbial community structure. Nature (In press).


Monson, R.K., J.P. Sparks, T.N. Rosenstiel, L.E. Scott-Denton, T.E. Huxman, P.C. Harley, A.A. Turnipseed, S.P. Burns, B. Backlund and J. Hu. 2005. Climatic influences on net ecosystem CO 2 exchange during the transition from wintertime carbon source to springtime carbon sink in a high-elevation, subalpine forest. Oecologia DOI 10.1007/s00442-005-0169-2.


Schadt, C.W., A.P. Martin, D.A. Lipson and S.K. Schmidt. 2003. Seasonal dynamics of previously unknown fungal lineages in tundra soils. Science 301: 1359-1361.


West, A.E., P.D. Brooks, M.C. Fisk, L. Smith, E. Holland, C.H. Jaeger, S. Babcock, R. Kai and S.K. Schmidt. 1999. Landscape patterns of CH4 fluxes in an alpine tundra ecosystem. Biogeochemistry 45: 243-264.