Severe prolonged drought favours stress-tolerant microbes in dryland soils
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
Australian Research Council