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Menéndez-Serra M, Ontiveros VJ, Barberán A, Casamayor EO. Absence of stress-promoted facilitation coupled with a competition decrease in the microbiome of ephemeral saline lakes. (2022) Ecology 103: e3834.

Schiro G, Chen Y, Blankinship JC, Barberán A. Ride the dust: linking dust dispersal and spatial distribution of microorganisms across an arid landscape. (2022) Environmental Microbiology 24: 4094-4107.

Schiro G, Liu P, Dodson M, Zhang DD, Ghishan FK, Barberán A, Kiela PR. Interactions between arsenic exposure, high-fat diet and NRF2 shape the complex responses in the murine gut microbiome and hepatic metabolism. (2022) Front Microb 1: 1041188.

Reitstetter R, Yang B, Tews AD, Barberán. Soil microbial communities and nitrogen associated with cheatgrass invasion in a sagebrush shrubland. (2022) Plant and Soil 479: 325-336.

Vanni C, Schechter MS, Acinas SG, Barberán A, Buttigieg PL, Casamayor EO, Delmont TO, Duarte CM, Murat Eren A, Finn RD, Kottmann R, Mitchell A, Sánchez P, Siren K, Steinegger M, Gloeckner FO, Fernández-Guerra A. Unifying the known and unknown microbial coding sequence space. (2022) eLife 11:e67667.

Ontiveros VJ, Ortiz-Álvarez R, Capitán JA, Barberán A, Alonso D, Casamayor EO. Biological microbial interactions from coocurrence networks in a high mountain lacustrine district. (2022) mSphere 7: e00918-21.

Yang B, Balazs KR, Butterfield BJ, Laushman KM, Munson SM, Gornish ES, Barberán A. Does restoration of plant diversity trigger concomitant soil microbiome changes in dryland ecosystems? (2022) Journal Applied Ecology 59: 560-573.

Martyn TE, Barberán A, Blankinship JC, Miller M, Yang B, Kline A, Gornish ES. Rock structures improve seedling establishment, litter catchment, fungal richness, and soil moisture in the first year after installation. (2022) Environmental Management 70: 134-145.

Williams JP, Gornish ES, Barberán A. Effects of buffelgrass removal and nitrogen addition on soil microbial communities during an extreme drought in the Sonoran Desert. (2022) Restoration Ecology 30: e13570.

Auladell A, Barberán A, Logares R, Garcés E, Gasol JM, Ferrera I. Seasonal niche differentiation among closely related marine bacteria. (2022) ISME J 16: 178-189.

Liu L, Barberán A, Gao C, Zhang Z, Wang M, Wurzburger N, Wang X, Zhang R, Li J, Zhang J. Impact of urbanization on soil microbial diversity and composition in the megacity of Shanghai. (2022) Land Degradation&Development 33: 282-293.


Chen Y, Gebert MJ, Faith SA, Dunn RR, Fierer N, Barberán A. Global patterns and climatic controls of dust-associated microbial communities. (2021) Microbiology Spectrum 9: e01447-21.

Chen Y, Neilson JW, Kushwaha P, Maier RM, Barberán A. Life-history strategies of soil microbial communities in an arid ecosystem. (2021) ISME J 15: 649-657.

Chen Y, Martinez A, Cleavenger S, Rudolph J, Barberán A. Changes in soil microbial communities across an urbanization gradient: a local-scale temporal study in the arid Southwestern USA. (2021) Microorganisms 9: 1470.

Sengupta A, Volkmann THM, Danczak RE, Stegen JC, Dontsova K, Abramson N, Bugaj AS, Volk MJ, Matos KA, Meira-Neto AA, Barberán A, Neilson JW, Maier RM, Chorover J, Troch PA, Meredith LK. Contrasting community assembly forces drive microbial structural and potential functional responses to precipitation in an incipient soil system. (2021) Front Microb 12: 754698.

Dai Z, Zang H, Chen J, Fu Y, Wang X, Liu H, Shen C, Wang J, Kuzyakov Y, Becker JN, Hemp A, Barberán A, Gunina A, Chen H, Luo Y, Xu J. Metagenomic insights into soil microbial communities involved in carbon cycling along an elevation climosequences. (2021) Env Micro 23: 4631-4645.

Detman A, Laubitz D, Chojnacka A, Wiktorowska E, Kiela PR, Salamon A, Barberán A, Chen Y, Yang F, Blaszczyk MK, Sikora A. Dynamics of dark fermentation microbial communities in the light of lactate and butyrate production. (2021) Microbiome 9: 158.

Laubitz D, Typpo K, Midura-Kiela M, Brown C, Barberán A, Ghishan FK, Kiela PR. Dynamics of gut microbiota recovery after antibiotic exposure in young and old mice (a pilot study). (2021) Microorganisms 9: 647.

Kushwaha P, Neilson JW, Barberán A, Chen Y, Fontana CG, Butterfield BJ, Maier RM. Arid ecosystem vegetation canopy-gap dichotomy: influence on soil microbial composition and nutrient cycling functional potential. (2021) Appl Env Micro 87: e02780-20.

Detman A, Laubitz D, Chojnacka A, Wiktorowska E, Piotrowski J, Salamon A, Kazmierczak W, Blaszczyk MK, Barberán A, Chen Y, Lupikasza E, Yang F, Sikora A. Dynamics and complexity of dark fermentation microbial communities producing hydrogen from sugar beet molasses in continuously operating packed bed reactors. (2021) Front Microb 11: 612344.

Yang F, Zhang Z, Barberán A, Yang Y, Hu S, Guo H. Nitrogen-induced acidification plays a vital role driving ecosystem functions: insights from a 6-year nitrogen enrichment experiment in a Tibetan alpine meadow. (2021) Soil Biology & Biogeochemistry 153: 108107.


Chen Y, Kuang J, Wang P, Shu W, Barberán A. Associations between human impacts and forest soil microbial communities. (2020) Elementa 8, 005.

Farrell HL, Barberán A, Danielson RE, Fehmi JS, Gornish ES. Disturbance is more important than seeding or grazing in determining soil microbial communities in a semiarid grassland. (2020) Restoration Ecology 28: S335–S343.

Parsons LS, Sayre J, Ender C, Rodrigues JLM, Barberán A. Soil microbial communities in restored and unrestored coastal dune ecosystems in California. (2020) Restoration Ecology 28: S311–S321.

Gornish ES, Franklin K, Rowe J, Barberán A. Buffelgrass invasion and glyphosate effects on desert soil microbiome communities. (2020) Biol Invasions 22: 2587–2597.


Dietzel K, Valle V, Fierer N, U'Ren JM, Barberán A. (2019) Geographical distribution of fungal plant pathogens in dust across the United States. Front Ecol Evol 7: 304.

Fernández-Martínez MA, Severino R, Moreno-Paz M, Gallardo-Carreño I, Blanco Y,  Warren-Rhodes K, García-Villadangos M, Ruiz-Bermejo M, Barberán A, Wettergreen D, Cabrol N, Parro V. (2019) Prokaryotic community structure and metabolisms in shallow subsurface of Atacama deserts playas and alluvial fans after heavy rains: repairing and preparing for next dry period. Front Microb 10: 1641.

Wadud Khan MA, Bohannan BJM, Nusslein K, Tiedje JM, Tringe SG, Parlade E, Barberán A, Rodrigues JLM. (2019) Deforestation impacts network co-occurrence patterns of microbial communities in Amazon soils. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95, fiy230.


Aanderud ZT, Saurey S, Ball BA, Wall DH, Barrett JE, Muscarella ME, Griffin NA, Virginia RA, Barberán A, Adams BJ. (2018) Stoichiometric shifts in soil C:N:P promote bacterial taxa dominance, maintain biodiversity, and deconstruct community assemblages. Front Microbiol 9: 1401.

Valle D, Albuquerque P, Zhao Q, Barberán A, Fletcher RJ. (2018) Extending the Latent Dirichlet Allocation model to presence/absence data: a case study on North American breeding birds and biogeographical shifts expected from climate change. Global Change Biology 24, 5560–5572.

Zhang X, Johnston ER, Barberán A, Ren Y, Wang Z, Han X. (2018) Effects of intermediate disturbance on soil microbial functional diversity depends on the amount of effective resources. Environmental Microbiology 20, 3862–3875.

Ortiz-Álvarez R, Fierer N, de los Ríos A, Casamayor EO, Barberán A. (2018) Consistent changes in the taxonomic structure and functional attributes of bacterial communities during primary succession. ISME J 12, 1658–1667.

Dai Z, Su W, Chen H, Barberán A, Zhao H, Yu M, Yu L, Brookes PC, Schadt CW, Chang SX, Xu J. (2018) Long-term fertilization decreases bacterial diversity and favors the growth of Actinobacteria and Proteobacteria in agroecosystems across the globe. Global Change Biology 24, 3452-3461.

Choudoir MJ, Barberán A, Menninger HL, Dunn RR, Fierer N. (2018) Variation in range size and dispersal capabilities of microbial taxa. Ecology 99, 322-334.

Sederholm MR, Schmitz BW, Barberán A, Pepper IL. (2018) Effects of metam sodium fumigation on the abundance, activity, and diversity of soil bacterial communities. Applied Soil Ecology 124, 27-33.


Zhang X, Johnston ER, Barberán A, Ren Y, Lu X, Han X. (2017) Decreased plant productivity resulting from plant group removal experiment constrains soil microbial functional diversity. Global Change Biology 23, 4318-4332.

Barberán A, Caceres Velasquez H, Jones S, Fierer N. (2017) Hiding in plain sight: mining bacterial species records for phenotypic trait information. mSphere 2:e00237-17.

Dai Z, Barberán A, Li Y, Brookes PC, Xu J. (2017) Bacterial community composition associated with pyrogenic organic matter (biochar) varies with pyrolysis temperature and colonization environment. mSphere 2:e00085-17.

Connor N, Barberán A, Clauset A. (2017) Using null models to infer microbial co-occurrence networks. PLoS One 12: e0176751.

Luongo JC, Barberán A, Hacker-Cary R, Miller SL, Fierer N. (2017) Microbial analyses of airborne dust collected from dormitory rooms predict the sex of occupants. Indoor Air 27, 338–344.

Craine JM, Barberán A, Lynch RC, Menninger HL, Dunn RR, Fierer N. (2017) Molecular analysis of plant DNA in house dust across the United States. Aerobiologia 33, 71–86.


Madden A, Barberán A, Bertone M, Menninger H, Dunn RR, Fierer N. (2016) The diversity of arthropods in homes across the United States as determined by environmental DNA analyses. Mol Ecol 25, 6214–6224.


Gornish ES, Fierer N, Barberán A. (2016) Associations between an invasive plant (Taeniatherum caput-medusae, medusahead) and soil microbial communities. PLoS ONE 11:e0163930.


Barberán A, Hammer TJ, Madden AA, Fierer N. (2016) Microbes should be central to ecological education and outreach. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 17: 23–28.

Stopnisek N, Zühlke D, Carlier A, Barberán A, Fierer N, Becher D, Riedel K, Eberl L, Weisskopf L. (2016) Molecular mechanisms underlying the close association between soil Burkholderia and fungi. ISME J 10:253–264.


Tripp E, Lendemer J, Barberán A, Dunn RR, Fierer N. (2016) Biodiversity gradients in obligate symbiotic organisms: exploring the diversity and traits of lichen propagules across the United States. Journal of Biogeography 43:1667–1678.



Barberán A, McGuire KL, Wolff JA, Jones FA, Wright SJ, Turner BL, Essene A, Hubbell SP, Faircloth BC, Fierer N. (2015) Relating belowground microbial composition to the taxonomic, phylogenetic, and functional trait distributions of trees in a tropical forest. Ecol Lett 18:1397–1405.


Barberán A, Dunn RR, Reich BJ, Pacifici K, Laber EB, Menninger HL, Morton JM, Henley JB, Leff JW, Miller SL, Fierer N. (2015) The ecology of microscopic life in household dust. Proc Roy Soc B 282: 20151139.


Leff JW, Jones SE, Prober SM, Barberán A, Borer ET, Firn HL, Harpole WS, Hobbie SE, Hofmockel KS, Knops JMH, McCulley RL, La Pierre K, Risch AC, Seabloom EW, Schuetz MC, Steenbock C, Stevens CJ, Fierer N. (2015) Consistent responses of soil microbial communities to elevated nutrient inputs in grasslands across the globe. PNAS 112:10967-72.


Barberán A, Ladau J, Leff JW, Pollard KS, Menninger HL, Dunn RR, Fierer N. (2015) Continental-scale distributions of dust-associated bacteria and fungi. PNAS 112:57556–61.


Grantham NS, Reich BJ, Pacifici K, Laber EB, Menninger HL, Henley JB, Barberán A, Leff JW, Fierer N, Dunn RR. (2015) Fungi identify the geographic origin of dust samples. PLoS ONE 10:e0122695


Zhang X, Barberán A, Zhu X, Zhang G, Han X. (2014) Water content differences have stronger effects than plant functional groups on soil bacteria in a steppe ecosystem. PLoS ONE 9:e115798.


Barberán A, Casamayor EO. (2014) A phylogenetic perspective on species diversity, beta-diversity, and biogeography for the microbial world. Mol Ecol 23:5868–76.


Fierer N, Barberán A, Laughlin DC. (2014) Seeing the forest for the genes: using metagenomics to infer the aggregated traits of microbial communities. Front Microbiol 5:614.

Ramirez KS, Leff JW, Barberán A, Bates ST, Betley J, Crowther TS, et al. (2014) Biogeographic patterns in belowground diversity in New York City’s Central Park are similar to those observed globally. Proc Roy Soc B 281:1795.


Barberán A, Henley J, Fierer N, Casamayor EO. (2014) Structure, inter-annual recurrence, and global-scale connectivity of airborne microbial communities. Sci Total Environ 487C:187–195.


Barberán A, Ramirez KS, Leff JW, Bradford M, Wall DH, Fierer N. (2014) Why are some microbes more ubiquitous than others? Predicting the habitat breadth of soil bacteria. Ecol Lett 17:794–802.


Barberán A, Casamayor EO, Fierer N. (2014) The microbial contribution to macroecology. Front Microbiol 5:1–8.



Gornish ES, Hamilton JA, Barberán A, Benito BM, Binzer A, DeMeester JE, et al. (2013) Interdisciplinary climate change collaborations are essential for early-career scientists. EOS Trans Am Geophys Union 94:151–151.


Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Granados-Cifuentes C, Barberán A, Bellantuono AJ, Bastidas C. (2013) Ecological inferences from a deep screening of the complex bacterial consortia associated with the coral, Porites astreoides. Mol Ecol 22:4349–62.


Vila-Costa M, Barberán A, Auguet JC, Sharma S, Moran MA, Casamayor EO. (2013) Bacterial and archaeal community structure in the surface microlayer of high mountain lakes examined under two atmospheric aerosol loading scenarios. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 84:387–97.



Barberán A, Fernández-Guerra A, Bohannan BJM, Casamayor EO. (2012) Exploration of community traits as ecological markers in microbial metagenomes. Mol Ecol 21:1909–1917.


Casamayor EO, Llirós M, Picazo A, Barberán A, Borrego CM, Camacho A. (2012) Contribution of deep dark fixation processes to overall CO2 incorporation and large vertical changes of microbial populations in stratified karstic lakes. Aquat Sci 74:61–75.


Barberán A, Bates ST, Casamayor EO, Fierer N. (2012) Using network analysis to explore co-occurrence patterns in soil microbial communities. ISME J 6:343–351.



Barberán A, Fernández-Guerra A, Auguet JC, Galand PE, Casamayor EO. (2011) Phylogenetic ecology of widespread uncultured clades of the Kingdom Euryarchaeota. Mol Ecol 20:1988–1996.


Barberán A, Casamayor EO. (2011) Euxinic freshwater hypolimnia promote bacterial endemicity in continental areas. Microb Ecol 61:465–472.




Barberán A, Casamayor EO. (2010) Global phylogenetic community structure and beta-diversity patterns in surface bacterioplankton metacommunities. Aquat Microb Ecol 59:1–10.


Auguet JC, Barberán A, Casamayor EO. (2010) Global ecological patterns in uncultured Archaea. ISME J, 4:182–190.

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