Severe prolonged drought favours stress-tolerant microbes in dryland soils

Published: 4 September 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/cbntssv2j8.2
, Dylan Bristol,


The study was conducted over three years in arid and semi-arid regions of Australia to assess the belowground effects of altered rainfall regimes. we found that The microbial communities showed significant variations between the semi-arid and arid sites and over the years. The findings provide a better understanding of microbial responses to predicted increases in rainfall variability and the impact on the functioning of semi-arid and arid ecosystems. The provided excel file is supplementary material 2 of this paper, contain details on DESeq2 result, vegetation data and the environmental and nutrient values which are used for the study.



Western Sydney University School of Science and Health - Hawkesbury Campus, Western Sydney University - Hawkesbury Campus, University of New South Wales


Metadata, Dryland Soil


Western Sydney University

Australian Research Council

DP150104199; DP190101968