Mark Bradford, Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
I am primarily interested in how global change (e.g. climate warming) affects plants, animals and microorganisms in grasslands and forests, and what the consequences are for ecosystem carbon cycling and storage.
Primary Organization: Yale University
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
370 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Office Phone: 203-436-9148
CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)
Bradford, Mark A., Robert J.Warren II, Petr Baldrian, Thomas W. Crowther, Daniel S. Maynard, Emily E. Oldfield,William R.Wieder, Stephen A.Wood and Joshua R. King, 2014. Climate Fails to Predict Wood Decomposition at Regional Scales. In Nature Climate Change, Letters, advanced online publication at www.nature.com/natureclimatechange
Bradford, Mark A., Ashley D. Keiser, Christian A. Davies, Calley A. Mersmann and Michael S. Strickland. 2013. Empirical evidence that soil carbon formation from plant inputs is positively related to microbial growth. Biogeochemistry 113: 271-281.
Keiser, A., Knoepp, J.D. and Bradford, M. 2013. Microbial communities may modify how litter quality affects potential decomposition rates as tree species migrate. Plant and Soil. (DOI: 10.1007/s11104-013-1730-0)
Kramer, Timothy D., Robert J. Warren II, Yaya Tang and Mark Bradford (2012) Grass Invasions Across a Regional Gradient are Associated with Declines in Belowground Carbon Pools (online document: http://www.springerlink.com/content/x70400184h168455/)
Tang Yaya, Robert Warren III, Timothy Kramer, and Mark Bradford (2012) Plant invasion impacts on arthropod abundance, diversity and feeding consistent across environmental and geographic gradients. Biological Invasions:1-13. Online Version DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-012-0258-1.
Warren, R.J, Giladi, I., Bradford, M.A. (2012) Environmental heterogeneity and interspecific interactions influence nest colonization by key seed-dispersing ants. Environmental Entomology, 41, 463-468.
Fraterrigo, Jennifer M., Michael S. Strickland, Ashley D. Keiser, Mark A. Bradford. 2011. Nitrogen uptake and preference in a forest understory following invasion by an exotic grass. Oecologia. DOI:10.1007/s00442-011-2030-0
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 (Part of Special Feature – Biotic interactions and biogeochemical processes in the soil environment)
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.
Warren II, R. J., V. Bahn, T. D. Kramer, Y. Tang, and M. A. Bradford. 2011. Performance and reproduction of an exotic invader across temperate forest gradients. Ecosphere 2(2):art14. doi:10.1890/ES10-00181.1
Warren, R. J. II, V. Bahn, and M. A. Bradford. 2011. Temperature cues phenological synchrony in ant-mediated seed dispersal. Global Change Biology (Online First). doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02386.x.
Warren, Robert J., II, Bahn, V., and Bradford, M.A., 2011, The interaction between propagule pressure, habitat suitability and density-dependent reproduction in species invasion, Oikos: Synthesizing Ecology, November 2011, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.20174.x/abstract
Strickland, M.S., Callaham, M.A., Jr., Davies, C.A., Lauber, C.L., Ramirez, K., 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 v. 42:2, Feb. 2010, p. 260-269
Warren, R. J. and M. A. Bradford. 2010. The shape of things to come: woodland herb niche contraction begins during recruitment in mesic forest microhabitat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1886.
Warren, R.J, and M.A. Bradford. 2010. Seasonal climate trends, the North Atlantic Oscillation and salamander abundance in the southern Appalachian mountain region. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 49:1597-1603.
Ball, B.A., Bradford, M.A., Coleman, D.C., Hunter, M.D. 2009. Linkages between below and aboveground communities: Decomposer responses to simulated tree species loss are largely additive. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 40: 155-1163.
Bradford, M.A., DeVore, J.L., Maerz, J.C., McHugh, J.V., Smith, C.L., Strickland, M.S. 2009. Native, insect herbivore communities derive a significant proportion of their carbon from a widespread invader of forest understories. Biol Invasions.
Strickland, M.S., Osburn, E., Lauber, C., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. 2009. Litter quality is in the eye of the beholder: initial decomposition rates as a function of inoculum characteristics. Functional Ecology 23(3) 627-636.
Ball, B. A., M. D. Hunter, J. S. Kominoski, C. M. Swan, and M. A. Bradford. 2008. Consequences of non-random species loss on decomposition dynamics: Evidence for additive and non-additive effects. Journal of Ecology 96:303-313.
Kominoski, J.S., C.M. Pringle, B.A. Ball, M.A. Bradford, D.C. Coleman, D.B. Hall, and M.D. Hunter. 2007. Nonadditive effects of leaf litter species diversity on breakdown dynamics in a detritus-based stream. Ecology. 88(5): 1167-1176.