Selected recent publications.

Most articles should be available at your university library. If not, reprints can be requested from the faculty members. Group member names are in bold.


Anand, R., Grayston, S., Chanway, C. (2013) N2-fixation and seedling growth promotion of Lodgepole Pine by endophytic Paenibacillus polymyxa. Microbial Ecology, 66: 369-374.

Brooks, D.D., Twieg, B.D., Grayston, S.J., Jones, M.D. (2013) Physical extent, frequency, and intensity of phosphatase activity varies on soil profiles across a Douglas-fir chronosequence. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 64: 1-8.

Chang, A.S. (2013) Stable isotope analysis and forestry. Branchlines 23(4): 24-25.

Churchland, C., Grayston, S.J., Bengston, P. (2013) Spatial variability of soil fungal and bacterial abundance: Consequences for carbon turnover along a transition from a forested to a clear-cut site. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 63: 5-13.

Masse, J. (2013) Planting the seeds of knowledge in soil. Branchlines 24(3): 8-9.

Quideau, S.A., Swallow, M.J.B., Prescott, C.E., Grayston, S.J., Oh, S.-W. (2013) Comparing soil biogeochemical processes in novel and natural boreal forest ecosystems. Biogeosciences, 10: 5651-5661.

Suzuki, Y., Grayston, S.J., Prescott, C.E. (2013) Effects of leaf litter consumption by millipedes (Harpaphe haydeniana) on subsequent decomposition depends on littler type. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 57: 116-123.


Anand, R. and Chanway, C.P. (2012) Detection of GFP-labeled Paenibacillus polymyxa in auto-fluorescing pine seedling tissues. Biology & Fertility of Soils, doi: 10.1007/s00374-012-0727-9.

Anand, R. and Chanway, C.P. (2012) N2-fixation and growth promotion in cedar colonized by an endophytic strain of Paenibacillus polymyxa. Biology & Fertility of Soils, doi: 10.1007/s00374-012-0735-9.

Brockett, B.F.T., Prescott, C.E., Grayston, S.J. (2012) Soil moisture is the major factor influencing microbial community structure and enzyme activities across seven biogeoclimatic zones in western Canada. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 44: 9-20.

Sajedi, T., Prescott, C.E., Seely, B., Lavkulich, L.M. (2012) Relationships among soil moisture, aeration and plant communities in natural and harvested coniferous forests in coastal British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01942.x

Simard, S.W. (2012) Mycorrhizal networks and seedling establishment in Douglas-fir forests. Biocomplexity of Plant–Fungal Interactions, First Edition. Edited by Darlene Southworth. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Chapter 4, pages 85-107. ISBN-10: 0813815940. ISBN-13: 978-0813815947.

Simard, S.W., Beiler, K.J., Bingham, M.A., Deslippe. J.R., Philip, L.J., Teste, F.P. (2012) Mycorrhizal networks: mechanisms, ecology and modelling. Fungal Biology Reviews 26: 39-60.

Wertz S., Leigh A.K.K., Grayston S.J. (2012) Effects of long term fertilization of forest soils on potential nitrification and on the abundance and community structure of ammonia-oxidizers and nitrite-oxidizers. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 79: 142-154.


Brooks, D.D., Chan, R., Starks, E., Grayston, S.J., Jones, M.D. (2011) Ectomycorrhizal hyphae structure components of the soil bacterial community for decreased phosphatase production. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 76: 245-255.

Deslippe, J.R., Hartmann, M., Mohn, W.W. and Simard, S.W. (2011) Long-term experimental manipulation of climate alters the ectomycorrhizal community of Betula nana in Arctic tundra. Global Change Biology 17: 1625-1636.

Jerabkova, L., Prescott, C.E., Titus, B.D., Hope, G.D., Walters, M.B. (2011) A meta-analysis of the effects of clearcut and variable-retention harvesting on soil nitrogen fluxes in boreal and temperate forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 1852-1870.

Philip, L.J., Simard S.W., Jones, M.D. (2011) Pathways for belowground carbon transfer between paper birch and Douglas-fir seedlings. Plant Ecology & Diversity 3: 221-233.

Venner, K.H., Preston, C.M., Prescott, C.E. (2011) Characteristics of wood wastes in British Columbia and their potential suitability as soil amendments and seedling growth media. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 91: 95-106.


Beiler, K.J., Durall, D.M., Simard, S.W., Maxwell, S.A., Kretzer, A.M. (2010) Mapping the wood-wide web: mycorrhizal networks link multiple Douglas-fir cohorts. New Phytologist 185: 543-553.

Campbell, J., Fredeen, A.L., Prescott, C.E. (2010) Decomposition and nutrient release from four epiphytic lichen litters in sub-boreal spruce forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 1473-1484.

Dimitriu, P.A., Grayston, S.J. (2010) Relationship between soil properties and patterns of bacterial ß-diversity across boreal forest soils of differing fertility. Microbial Ecology 59: 563-573.

Dimitriu P.A., Prescott, C.E., Quideau, S.A., Grayston, S.J.(2010) Impact of reclamation of surface-mined boreal forest soils on microbial community composition and function. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42: 2289-2297.

Jones, M.D., Twieg, B., Ward, V., Barker, J., Durall, D.M., Simard, S.W. (2010) Functional complementarity of Douglas-fir ectomycorrhizas for extracellularenzyme activity after wildfire or clearcut logging. Functional Ecology 4: 1139-1151.

Prescott, C.E. (2010) Litter Decomposition: What controls it and how can we alter it to sequester more carbon in forest soils? Biogeochemistry 101: 133-149.


Bengtson, P., Basiliko, N., Dumont, M., Roy, R., Hills, M., Murrell, J.C., Grayston, S.J. (2009) Links between methanotroph community composition and CH4 oxidation in a pine forest soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 70: 356-366.

Kazantseva, O., Bingham, M.A., Simard, S.W., Berch, S.M. (2009) Effects of growth medium, nutrients, water and aeration on mycorrhization and biomass allocation of greenhouse-grown interior Douglas-fir seedlings. Mycorrhiza 20: 51-66.

Rowland, S.M., Prescott, C.E., Grayston, S.J., Quideau, S.A., Bradfield, G. (2009) Recreating a functioning forest soil in reclaimed oil sands in northern Alberta: an approach for measuring success in ecological restoration. Journal of Environmental Quality 38: 1580-1590.

Teste, F.P., Simard, S.W., Durall, D.M. (2009) Role of mycorrhizal networks and tree proximity in ectomycorrhizal colonization of planted seedlings. Fungal Ecology 2(1): 21-30.