Wilson, C.H., Strickland, M.S., Hutchings, J.A., Bianchi, T.S., Flory, S.L. 2018. Grazing enhances belowground carbon allocation, microbial biomass, and soil carbon in a subtropical grassland. Global Change Biology, In Press.

Singh, B., Minick, K.J.Strickland, M.S., Wickings, K.G., Crippen, T.L., Tarone, A.M., Benbow, E.M., Sufrin, N., Tomberlin, J.K., Pechal, J.L. 2018. Temporal and spatial impact of human cadaver decomposition on soil bacterial and arthropod community structure and function. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 2616.


Hawlena, D., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A., Schmitz, O.J. 2012. Fear of predation slows plant-litter decomposition. Science, 336: 1434-1438.

Strickland, M.S., Wickings, K., Bradford, M.A. 2012. The fate of glucose, a low molecular weight compound of root exudates, in the belowground foodweb of forests and pastures. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 49: 23-29.

Bradford, M.A., Strickland, M.S., DeVore, J.L., Maerz, J.C. 2012. Root carbon flow from an invasive plant to belowground foodwebs. Plant and Soil, 359: 233-244.

Carrillo, Y., Ball, B.A., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A. 2012. Legacies of plant litter on carbon and nitrogen dynamics and the role of the soil community. Pedobiologia, 55: 185-192. 


Fraterrigo, J.M., Strickland, M.S., Keiser, A.D., Bradford, M.A. In Press. Nitrogen uptake and preferences in a forest understory following invasion by an exotic grass. Oecologia, 167: 781-791. 

Keiser, A.D., Strickland, M.S., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. 2011. The effect of resource history on the functioning of soil microbial communities is maintained across time. Biogeosciences, 8: 1477-1486. 

Strickland, M.S., DeVore, J.L., Maerz, J.C., Bradford, M.A. 2011. Loss of faster-cycling soil carbon pools following grass invasion across multiple forest sites. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43: 452-454. 


Strickland, M.S., Rousk, J. 2010. Considering fungal:bacterial dominance in soils – Methods, controls, and ecosystem implications. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 42: 1385-1395.

Strickland, M.S., DeVore, J.L., Maerz, J.C., Bradford, M.A. 2010. Grass invasion of a hardwood forest is associated with declines in belowground carbon pools.Global Change Biology, 16: 1338-1350. 

Strickland, M.S., Callaham, M.A., Jr., Davies, C.A., Lauber, C.L., Ramirez, D.D., Richter, D.D., Jr, Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. 2010. Rates of in situ carbon mineralization in relation to land-use, microbial community and edaphic characteristics. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 42: 260-269. 

Bradford, M.A., DeVore, J.L., Maerz, J.C., McHugh, J.V., Smith, C.L., Strickland, M.S. 2010. Native, insect herbivore communities derive a significant proportioin of their carbon from a widespread invader of forest understories. Biological Invasions, 4: 721-724. 


Strickland, M.S., Lauber, C., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. 2009. Testing the functional significance of microbial community composition. Ecology, 90 (2): 441-451.

Strickland, M.S., Osburn, E., Lauber, C., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. 2009. Litter quality is in the eye of the beholder: decomposition rates as a function of inoculum characteristics. Functional Ecology, 23: 627-636. 

Grandy, A.S., Strickland, M.S., Lauber, C.L, Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. 2009. The influence of microbial communities, management, and soil texture on soil organic matter chemistry. Geoderma, 150: 278-286. 

Hamilton, H.C., Strickland, M.S., Wickings, K., Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. 2009. Surveying soil mesofaunal communities using a direct molecular approach. Soil Biology & Biochemsitry, 41: 1311-1314. 

Fierer, N., Strickland, M.S., Liptzin, D., Bradford, M.A., Cleveland, C.C. 2009. Global patterns in belowground communities. Ecology Letters, 12: 1238-1249.


Lauber, C.L., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. 2008. The influence of soil properties on the structure of bacterial and fungal communities across land-use types. Soil Biology & Biochemsitry, 40: 2407-2415.