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Martin, G., E. M. Morrissey, W. P. Carson, and Z. B. Freedman. 2022. A legacy of fire emerges from multiple disturbances to most shape microbial and nitrogen dynamics in a deciduous forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 169: 108672.

Zhang, Y., Z. B. Freedman, A. E. Hartemink, T. Whitman, and J. Huang. 2022. Characterizing soil microbial properties using MIR spectra across 12 ecoclimatic zones (NEON sites). Geoderma. 409: 115647.

Kelly, C. N., J. Koos, T. Griggs, and Z. B. Freedman. 2022. Prescribed defoliation strategies influence soil carbon and nitrous oxide potential in pastures. Agronomy Journal. doi: 10.1002/agj2.21095

Freedman, Z. B., A. McGrew, B. Baiser, M. Besson, D. Gravel, T. Poisot, S. Record, L. Trotta, and N. Gotelli. 2021. Environment-host-microbial interactions shape the Sarracenia purpurea microbiome at the continental scale. Ecology. 102(5): e03308.

Bittleston, L. S., Z. B. Freedman, J. R. Bernadin, J. J. Grothjan, E. B. Young, S. Record, B. Baiser, and S. M. Gray. 2021. Exploring microbiome functional dynamics through space and time with trait-based theory. mSystems. 6(4): e00530-21.

Carrara, J., C. Walter, Z. B. Freedman, J. S. Hawkins, and E. R. Brzostek. 2021. Differences in microbial community response to nitrogen fertilization result in unique enzyme shifts between arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal dominated soils. Global Change Biology. 27(10): 2049-2060.

Dang, C., E. Kellner, G. Martin, Z. B. Freedman, J. Hubbart, K. Stephan, C. Kelly, and E. M. Morrissey. 2021. Land use intensification destabilizes stream microbial biodiversity and decreases metabolic efficiency. Science of The Total Environment. 767: 145440.

DeForest, J., R. Dorkoski, Z. B. Freedman, and K. Smemo. 2021. Multi-year soil microbial and extracellular phosphorus enzyme response to lime and phosphate addition in temperate hardwood forests. Plant and Soil. 464: 391–404.

Martin, G., C. Dang, E. M. Morrissey, E. Kellner, J. Hubbart, K. Stephan, E. Kutta, C. Kelly, and Z. B. Freedman. 2021. Stream sediment bacterial communities exhibit temporally-consistent and distinct thresholds to land use change in a mixed-use watershed. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 97(2): fiaa256.

Kane, J., E. M. Morrissey, J. Skousen, and Z. B. Freedman. 2020. Soil microbial succession following surface mining is governed primarily by deterministic factors. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 96(11): fiaa114.

Zhang, X., S. Liu, J. Wang, Y. Huang, Z. B. Freedman, S. Fu, H. Wang, X. Li, M. Yao, and X. Liu. 2020. Local community assembly mechanisms shape soil bacterial β-diversity patterns along latitudinal gradients in eastern China. Nature Communications. 11: 5428.

Walkup, J., Z. B. Freedman, J. Kotcon, and E. M. Morrissey. 2020. Pasture in crop rotations influences microbial biodiversity and function reducing the potential for nitrogen loss from compost. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 304: 107122.

Zak, D. R., W. A. Argiroff, Z. B. Freedman, R. A. Upchurch, and K. J. Romanowicz. 2019. Anthropogenic N Deposition, Fungal Gene Expression, and an Increasing Soil Carbon Sink in the Northern HemisphereEcology. 100(10): e02804.

Landesman, B., Freedman, Z. B., and D. Nelson. 2019. Seasonal, sub-seasonal and diurnal variation of soil bacterial community composition in a temperate deciduous forestFEMS Microbiology Ecology. 95(2): fiz002.

Entwistle, E. M., K. J. Romanowicz, W. A. Argiroff, Z. B. Freedman , J. J. Morris, and D. R. Zak. 2018. Anthropogenic N depositionalters the composition of expressed class II fungal peroxidasesApplied and Environmental Microbiology. 84(9): e02816-17.

Kellner, E., J. Hubbart, K. Stephan, E. M. Morrissey, Z. B. Freedman, E. Kutta, and C. Kelly. 2018. Characterization of sub-watershed-scale stream chemistry regimes in an Appalachian mixed-land-use watershedEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment. 190(10): 586.

Cline, L. C., D. R. Zak, R. A. Upchurch, Z. B. Freedman , and A. R. Peschel. 2017. Soil microbial communities and elk foraging intensity: implications for soil biogeochemical cycling in the sagebrush steppeEcology Letters. 20: 202–211.

Zak, D. R., Z. B. Freedman, R. A. Upchurch, M. Stephens, and I. Kögel-Knabner. 2017. Anthropogenic N deposition increases soil organic matter accumulation without altering its biochemical compositionGlobal Change Biology. 23: 933–944.

Freedman, Z. B., R. A. Upchurch, and D. R. Zak. 2016. Microbial potential for ecosystem N loss is increased by experimental N depositionPLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164531

*Romanowicz, K. J., Z. B. Freedman, R. A. Upchurch, W. A. Argiroff, and D. R. Zak. 2016. Active microorganisms in forest soils differ from the total community yet are shaped by the same environmental factors: the influence of pH and soil moisture FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92: w149.

*Selected as Editor’s Choice.

Freedman, Z. B., R. A. Upchurch, D. R. Zak, and L. C. Cline. 2016. Anthropogenic N deposition slows decay by favoring bacterial metabolism: Insights from metagenomic analysesFrontiers in Microbiology. 7: 259.

Freedman, Z. B., and D. R. Zak. 2015. Atmospheric N deposition alters connectance, but not functional potential among saprotrophic bacterial communitiesMolecular Ecology. 24: 3170-3180.

Freedman, Z. B., R. A. Upchurch, K. J. Romanowicz, and D. R. Zak. 2015. Differential responses of total and active soil microbial communities to future rates of atmospheric N depositionSoil Biology and Biochemistry. 90: 275-282.

Freedman, Z. B., and D. R. Zak. 2015. Soil bacterial communities are shaped by dispersal limitation and environmental filtering: evidence from a long-term chronosequence. Environmental Microbiology. 17: 3208-3218.

Peschel, A., D. R. Zak, L. C. Cline, and Z. B. Freedman. 2015. Elk, sagebrush, and saprotrophs: indirect top-down control on microbial community composition and functionEcology. 96: 2383–2393.

Freedman, Z. B., and D. R. Zak. 2014. Atmospheric N deposition increases bacterial laccase-like multicopper oxidases:implications for organic matter decayApplied and Environmental Microbiology. 80: 4460-4468.

Selected for Editor’s Spotlight.

Eisenlord, S. D., Z. B. Freedman , D. R. Zak. K. Xue, X. He, and J. Zhou. 2013. Microbial mechanisms mediating increased soil C storage under elevated atmospheric N depositionApplied and Environmental Microbiology. 79: 1191-1182.

Freedman, Z. B., S. D. Eisenlord, D. R. Zak, K. Xue, X. He, and J. Zhou. 2013. Towards a molecular understanding of N cycling in northern hardwood forests under future rates of N depositionSoil Biology and Biochemistry. 66: 130-138.

Freedman, Z. B., C. Zhu, and T. Barkay. 2012. Mercury resistance and mercuric reductase activities and expression among chemotrophic thermophilic Aquificae Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78: 6568-6575.

Wang, Y., Z. B. Freedman, P. Lu-Irving, R. Kaletsky, and T. Barkay. 2009. An initial characterization of the mercury resistance (mer) system of the thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus HB27FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 67: 118-129.

Lefcort, H., Z. B. Freedman, S. House, and M. Pendleton. 2008. Hormetic effects of heavy metals in aquatic snails: is a little bit of pollution good?  EcoHealth. 5: 10-17.