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Schmidt S.K. and J.L. Darcy. 2014. Phylogeny of ulotrichalean algae from extreme high-altitude and high-latitude ecosystems. Polar Biology DOI 10.1007/s00300-014-1631-6 [Reprint]

Lynch R.C., J.L. Darcy, N.C. Kane, D.R. Nemergut, S.K. Schmidt. 2014. Metagenomic evidence for metabolism of trace atmospheric gases by high-elevation desert Actinobacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 5:698 [Reprint]

Knelman J.E., S.K. Schmidt, R.C. Lynch, J.L. Darcy, S.C. Castle, D.R. Nemergut. 2014. Nutrient Addition Dramatically Accelerates Microbial Community Succession. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102609. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102609 [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., A.J. King, C.L. Meier, W.D. Bowman, E.C. Farrer, K.N. Suding, D.R. Nemergut. 2014. Plant-microbe interactions at multiple scales across a high-elevation landscape. Plant Ecology and Diversity. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2014.917737 [Reprint]

Schmidt S.K., D.R. Nemergut, J.L. Darcy, R.C. Lynch. 2014. Do bacterial and fungal communities assemble differently during primary succession? Molecular Ecology. 23(2): 254-258 [Enhanced Reprint]

Naff C.N., J.L. Darcy, S.K. Schmidt. 2013. Phylogeny and biogeography of an uncultured clade of snow chytrids. Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12116 [Reprint]

Nemergut D.R., S.K. Schmidt, T. Fukami, S.P. O'Neill, T.M. Bilinski, L.F. Stanish, J.E. Knelman, J.L. Darcy, R.C. Lynch, P. Wickey, S. Ferrenberg. 2013. Patterns and Processes of Microbial Community Assembly. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. 77: 342-356. [Reprint]

Ferrenberg, S., S.P. O'Neill, J.E. Knelman, B. Todd, S. Duggan, D. Bradley, T. Robinson, S.K. Schmidt, A.R. Townsend, M.W. Williams, C.C. Cleveland, B.A. Melbourne, L. Jiang, D.R. Nemergut. 2013. Changes in assembly processes in soil bacterial communities following a wildfire disturbance. ISME Journal. 7: 1102-1111 [Reprint]

Mladenov N., M.W. Williams, S.K. Schmidt, K. Cawley. 2012. Atmospheric deposition as a source of carbon and nutrients to an alpine catchment of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Biogeosciences. 9: 3337-3355 [Reprint]

Rhodes M., J. Knelman, R.C. Lynch, J.L. Darcy, D.R. Nemergut, S.K. Schmidt. 2013. Alpine and Arctic Soil Microbial Communities. in The Prokaryotes (4th ed.), pp. 44-56 (Rosenberg et al., ed.). Springer, Berlin. [Reprint]

King, A.J., E.C. Farrer, K.N. Suding, S.K. Schmidt 2012. Co-occurrence patterns of plants and soil bacteria in the high-alpine subnival zone track environmental harshness. Frontiers in Microbiology. 3: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00347 [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., D.R. Nemergut, B.T. Todd, R.C. Lynch, J.L. Darcy, C.C. Cleveland, A.J. King. 2012. A simple method for determining limiting nutrients for photosynthetic crusts. Plant Ecology and Diversity. DOI:10.1080/17550874.2012.738714 [Reprint]

Lynch, R.C., A.J. King, M.E. Farías, P. Sowell, C. Vitry, S.K. Schmidt. 2012. The potential for microbial life in the highest-elevation(>6000 m.a.s.l.) mineral soils of the Atacama region. Journal of Geophysical Research. 117: G02028[Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., C.S. Naff, R.C. Lynch. 2012. Fungal communities at the edge: Ecological lessons from high alpine fungi. Fungal Ecology. 5: 443-452[Reprint]

Darcy, J.L., R.C. Lynch, A.J. King, M.S. Robeson, S.K. Schmidt. 2011. Global distribution of Polaromonas phylotypes - Evidence for a highly successful dispersal capacity. PLoS one. 6: e23742. [Reprint]

Robeson, M.S., A.J. King, K.R. Freeman, C.W. Birky, A.P. Martin and S.K. Schmidt. 2011. Soil rotifer communities are extremely diverse globally but spatially autocorrelated locally. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108: 4406-4410[Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., D.R. Nemergut, P. Sowell, S.C. Reed and C.C. Cleveland. 2011. Estimating phosphorus availability for microbial growth across a recently de-glaciated landscape in the high Andes of Perú. Geoderma 163: 135-140. [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., R.C. Lynch, A.J. King, D. Karki, M.S. Robeson, L. Nagy, M.W. Williams, M.S. Mitter & K.R. Freeman. 2011. Phylogeography of microbial phototrophs in the dry valleys of the high Himalayas and Antarctica. Proc. Roy Soc. B 278: 702-708. [Reprint]

King, A.J., K.R. Freeman, K.F. McCormick, R.C. Lynch, C.A. Lozupone, R. Knight & S.K. Schmidt. 2010. Biogeography and habitat modelling of high-alpine bacteria. Nature Comm. 1:53 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1055. [Reprint]

King, A.J., D. Karki, L. Nagy, A. Racoviteanu & S.K. Schmidt. 2010. Microbial biomass and activity in high elevation (>5100 meters) soils of the Annapurna and Sagarmatha regions of the Nepalese Himalayas. Himalayan J. Sciences 6: 11-18 [Reprint]

Nemergut, D.R., E.K. Costello, M. Hamady, C. Lozupone, L. Jiang, S.K. Schmidt, N. Fierer, A.R. Townsend, C.C. Cleveland, L. Stanish and R. Knight. 2010. Global patterns in the biogeography of bacterial taxa. Environ. Microbiol. In Press [Reprint]

Gleason, F.H., S.K. Schmidt & A.V. Marano. 2010. Can zoosporic true fungi grow or survive in extreme or stressful environments? Extremophiles 14: 417-425. [Reprint]

Freeman, K.R., A.P. Martin, D. Karki, R.C. Lynch, M.S. Mitter, A.F. Meyer, J.E. Longcore, D.R. Simmons and S.K. Schmidt. 2009. Evidence that chytrids dominate fungal communities in high-elevation soils. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106: 18315-18320. [Reprint]

Robeson, M.S., E.K. Costello, K.R. Freeman, J. Whiting, B. Adams A.P. Martin & S.K Schmidt. 2009. Environmental DNA sequencing primers for eutardigrades and bdelloid rotifers. BMC Ecology doi:10.1186/1472-6785-9-25. [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., D.R. Nemergut, A.E. Miller, K.R. Freeman, A.J. King, A. Seimon. 2009. Microbial activity and diversity during extreme freeze-thaw cycles in periglacial soils, 5400 m elevation, Cordillera Vilcanota, Perú. Extremophiles 13: 807-816. [Reprint]

Costello, E.K., S.R.P. Halloy, S.C. Reed, P. Sowell & S.K. Schmidt. 2009. Fumarole-supported islands of biodiversity within a hyperarid, high-elevation landscape on Socompa Volcano, Puna de Atacama, Andes. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 735-747 [Reprint]

Seimon, A., Yager, K., Seimon, T., Schmidt, S.K., Grau, A., Beck, S., García, C., Tupayachi, A., Sowell, P., Touval, J. and Halloy, S. 2009. Changes in biodiversity patterns in the High Andes - understanding the consequences and seeking adaptation to global change. Mountain Forum Bulletin 9: 25-27. [Reprint]

Lipson, D.A., R.K. Monson, S.K. Schmidt and M.N. Weintraub. 2009. The trade-off between growth rate and yield in microbial communities and the consequences for soil respiration in a high elevation coniferous forest. Biogeochemistry (doi 10.1007/s10533-008-9252-1) [Reprint]

Sattin, S.R., C.C. Cleveland, E. Hood, S.C. Reed, A.J. King, S.K. Schmidt, M.S. Robeson and D.R. Nemergut. 2009. Functional shifts in unvegetated, perhumid, recently-deglaciated soils do not correlate with shifts in soil bacterial community composition. J. Microbiol. 47: 673-681 [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., K.L. Wilson, R.K. Monson and D.A. Lipson. 2009. Exponential growth of “snow molds” at sub-zero temperatures: an explanation for high beneath-snow respiration rates and Q10 values. Biogeochemistry 95: 13-21 [Reprint]

Freeman, K.R., M.Y. Pescador, S.C. Reed, E.K. Costello, M.S. Robeson and S.K. Schmidt. 2009. Soil CO2 flux and photoautotrophic community composition in high-elevation, “barren” soils. Environ. Microbiol. 11: 674-686. [Reprint]

Jones R.T., M.S. Robeson, C.L. Lauber, M. Hamady, R. Knight and N. Fierer. 2009. A comprehensive survey of soil acidobacterial diversity using pyrosequencing and clone library analyses. ISME J 3: 442-453 [Reprint]

Nemergut, D.R., A.R. Townsend S.R. Sattin, K. Freeman, N. Fierer, J.C. Neff, W.D. Bowman, C.W. Schadt, M. Weintraub and S.K. Schmidt.  2008.  The effects of chronic nitrogen fertilization on alpine tundra soil microbial communities: Implications for carbon and nitrogen cycling.  Environ. Microbiol. 10: 3093-3105. [Reprint]

Nemergut, D.R., M.S. Robeson, R.F. Kysela, A.P. Martin, S.K Schmidt and R. Knight.  2008.  Insights and inferences about integron evolution from genomic data.  BMC Genomics 9: 261- 273.  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-261. [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., S.C. Reed, D.R. Nemergut, A.S. Grandy, C.C. Cleveland, E.K. Costello, M.N. Weintraub, A.W. Hill, A.F. Meyer, A.P. Martin and J.C. Neff. 2008. The earliest stages of ecosystem succession in high-elevation (5000 meters above sea level), recently de-glaciated soils. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 275: 2793-2802. [Reprint]

King, A.J., A.F. Meyer and S.K. Schmidt. 2008. High levels of microbial biomass and activity in unvegetated tropical and temperate alpine soils. Soil Biol. Biochem. 40: 2605-2610. [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., L.C. Sobieniak-Wiseman, S.A. Kageyama, S.R.P. Halloy and C.W. Schadt. 2008. Mycorrhizal and dark-septate fungi in plant roots above 4270 meters elevation in the Andes and Rocky Mountains. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Res. 40: 576-583. [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., K.L. Wilson, M.M. Gebauer, A.F. Meyer and A.J. King. 2008. Phylogeny and ecophysiology of opportunistic “snow molds” from a sub-alpine forest ecosystem. Microbial Ecology 56: 681-687. [Reprint]

Porter, T.M., C.W. Schadt, L. Rizvi, A.P. Martin, S.K. Schmidt, L. Scott-Denton, R. Vilgalys & J.-M. Moncalvo. 2008. Widespread occurrence and phylogenetic placement of a soil clone group adds a prominent new branch to the fungal tree of life. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 46: 635-644. [Reprint]

Cleveland, C.C., D.R. Nemergut, A.R. Townsend and S.K. Schmidt. 2007. Increases in soil respiration following labile carbon additions linked to rapid shifts in soil microbial community composition. Biogeochem. 82: 229-240.

Weintraub, M.N., L.E. Scott-Denton, S.K. Schmidt, and R.K. Monson. 2007. The effects of tree rhizodeposition on soil exoenzyme activity, dissolved organic carbon, and nutrient availability in a subalpine forest ecosystem. Oecologia 154: 327-338. [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., K.L. Wilson, A.F. Meyer, T.M. Porter, C.W. Schadt & J.M. Moncalvo. 2008. The missing fungi - New insights from culture-independent molecular studies of soil. IN Accessing Uncultivated Microorganisms, (Karsten Zengler, ed.) ASM Press, Washington DC.

Nemergut, D.R., S.P. Anderson, C.C. Cleveland, A.P. Martin, A.E. Miller, A. Seimon and S.K. Schmidt. 2007. Microbial community succession in unvegetated, recently-deglaciated soils. Microbial Ecology 53: 110-122. [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., E.K. Costello, D.R. Nemergut, C.C. Cleveland, S.C. Reed, M.N. Weintraub, A.F. Meyer and A.P. Martin. 2007. Biogeochemical consequences of rapid microbial turnover and seasonal succession in soil. Ecology 88: 1379-1385. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Monson, R.K., D.L. Lipson, S.P. Burns, A.A. Turnipseed, A.C. Delany, M.W. Williams and S.K. Schmidt. 2006. Winter forest soil respiration controlled by climate and microbial community composition. Nature 439: 711-714. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Krajick , K. 2006. Living the High Life: The mountaintop environment of the Andes harbors a Noah’s ark of previously undocumented species. Natural History 115 (7): 44-50. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Oline, D.K., S.K. Schmidt and M.C. Grant. 2006. Biogeography and landscape-scale diversity of the dominant Crenarchaeota of soil. Microbial Ecology 52:480-490. [Reprint]

Jones, R.T., E.K. Costello and A.P. Martin. 2006. Application of phylogenetic techniques in studies of soil microbial communities. Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 3rd Edition.

Jones, R.T. and A.P. Martin. 2006. Testing for differentiation of microbial communities using phylogenetic methods: accounting for uncertainty of phylogenetic inference and character state mapping. Microbial Ecology 52: 408-417. [Reprint]

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. [Reprint]

Colores, G.M. and S.K. Schmidt. 2005. Recovery of microbially-mediated processes in soil augmented with a pentachlorophenol-mineralizing bacterium. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 24: 1912-1917.

Nemergut, D.R., E. Costello, A.F. Meyer, M.Y. Pescador, M.N. Weintraub and S.K. Schmidt. 2005. Structure and function of alpine and arctic soil microbial communities. Res. Microbiol. 156: 775-784. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Bardgett, R.D., W.D. Bowman, R. Kaufmann and S.K. Schmidt. 2005. Linking aboveground and belowground ecology: A temporal approach. Trends Ecol. Evol. 20: 534-541. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K. and D.A. Lipson. 2004. Microbial growth under the snow; Implications for nutrient and alleochemical availability in temperate soils. Plant and Soil 259: 1-7. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Martin, A.P., E.K. Costello, A.F. Meyer, D.R. Nemergut and S.K. Schmidt. 2004. The rate and pattern of cladogenesis in microbes. Evolution 58: 946-955. [Abstract]

Meyer, A.F., D.A. Lipson C.W. Schadt, A.P. Martin and S.K. Schmidt. 2004. Molecular and metabolic characterization of cold tolerant, alpine soil Pseudomonas, sensu stricto. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 483-489. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Nemergut, D.R., A.P. Martin and S.K. Schmidt. 2004. Integron diversity in heavy metal contaminated mine tailings and inferences about integron origin and evolution. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 1160-1168. [Abstract]

Lipson, D.A. and S.K. Schmidt. 2004. Seasonal changes in an alpine soil bacterial community in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 2867-2879. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., D.A. Lipson, R.E. Ley, M.C. Fisk and A.E. West. 2004. Impacts of chronic nitrogen additions vary seasonally and by microbial functional group in tundra soils. Biogeochemistry 69: 1-17. [Abstract] [Reprint]

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. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Cleveland, C.C., A.R. Townsend, B.C. Constance and S. K. Schmidt. 2003. Soil microbial dynamics and biogeochemical cycling in lowland tropical rain forests and pastures of southwestern Costa Rica. Ecol. Appl. 13: 314-326.

Pennisi, E. 2003. Neither cold nor snow stops tundra fungi. Science 301: 1307. [Reprint]

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. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Martin, A.P. 2002. Phylogenetic approaches for describing and comparing the diversity of microbial communities. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68: 3673-3682. [Reprint]

Nemergut, D. and S.K. Schmidt. 2002. Disruption of narH, narJ and moaE Inhibits Heterotrophic Nitrification in Pseudomonas strain M19. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68: 6462-6465. [Reprint]

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 Ecol. 43: 307-314. [Abstract] [Reprint]

West, A.E. and S.K. Schmidt. 2002. Endogenous methanogenesis stimulates oxidation of atmospheric CH4 in alpine tundra soil. Microbial Ecol. 43: 408-415. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Lipson, D.L. and S.K. Schmidt. 2002. Kinetics of microbial processes and population growth in soil. pp. 1748-1757. In, Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. Wiley, New York.

Schadt, C.W., R.B. Mullen and S.K. Schmidt. 2001. Isolation and phylogenetic identification of a dark-septate fungus associated with the alpine plant Ranunculus adoneus. New Phytologist 150: 747-755. [Abstract]

Schmidt, S.K., A.E. West, P.D. Brooks, L. Smith, C. Jaeger, M.C. Fisk and E. Holland. 2001. Soil-atmosphere gas exchange across an alpine tundra landscape, In Alpine Dynamics: The structure and function of an alpine ecosystem. (W. Bowman and T. Seastedt, eds.). Oxford University Press.

Gonzalez, G., R.E. Ley, S.K. Schmidt, X. Zou and T.R. Seastedt. 2001. Soil ecological interactions: Comparisons between tropical and subalpine forests. Oecologia 128:549-556. [Abstract]

Fisk, M.C., P.D. Brooks and S.K. Schmidt. 2001. Nitrogen cycling in an alpine ecosystem. In Alpine Dynamics: The structure and function of an alpine ecosystem, Niwot Ridge, Colorado. (W. Bowman and T. Seastedt, eds.). Oxford University Press.

Lipson, D.A., S.K. Schmidt and R.K. Monson. 2000. An empirical model of amino acid transformations in alpine soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 33: 189-198. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Lipson, D.A., S.K. Schmidt and R.K. Monson. 2000. Carbon availability and temperature control the post-snowmelt decline in alpine soil microbial biomass. Soil Biol. Biochem. 32: 441-448. [Abstract] [Reprint]

Schmidt, S.K., D.A. Lipson and T.K. Raab. 2000. Effects of willows (Salix brachycarpa) on populations of salicylate-mineralizing microorganisms in alpine soils. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 2049-2057. [Abstract] [Reprint]

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