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Helen Quirk

Helen Quirk

Superintendent

Department of Chemistry
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YB

+44 (0)1524 592931

Helen Quirk's Publications

2014

Vegetation exerts a greater control on litter decomposition than climate warming in peatlands

Ward, S., Orwin, K., Ostle, N., Briones, M., Thomson, B., Griffiths, R., Oakley, S., Quirk, H. & Bardgett, R. 2014 In : Ecology.

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2013

Warming effects on greenhouse gas fluxes in peatlands are modulated by vegetation composition

Ward, S., Ostle, N., Oakley, S., Quirk, H., Henrys, P. & Bardgett, R. 10/2013 In : Ecology Letters. 16, 10, p. 1285-1293 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Extensive management promotes plant and microbial nitrogen retention in temperate grassland

De Vries, F., Bloem, J., Quirk, H., Stevens, C., Bol, R. & Bardgett, R. 5/12/2012 In : PLoS ONE. 7, 12, 12 p.e51201

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Fire accelerates assimilation and transfer of photosynthetic carbon from plants to soil microbes in a northern peatland

Ward, S., Ostle, N., Oakley, S., Quirk, H., Stott, A., Henrys, P., Scott, W. A. & Bardgett, R. 12/2012 In : Ecosystems. 15, 8, p. 1245-1257 13 p.

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Abiotic drivers and plant traits explain landscape-scale patterns in soil microbial communities

De Vries, F., Manning, P., Tallowin, J., Mortimer, S., Pilgrim, E., Harrison, K., Hobbs, P., Quirk, H., Shipley, B., Cornelissen, H., Kattge, J. & Bardgett, R. 11/2012 In : Ecology Letters. 15, 11, p. 1230-1239 10 p.

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Increased plant carbon translocation linked to overyielding in grassland species mixtures

De Deyn, G., Quirk, H., Oakley, S., Ostle, N. & Bardgett, R. 2012 In : PLoS ONE. 7, 9, e45926

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2011

Additional carbon sequestration benefits of grassland diversity restoration

De Deyn, G., Shiel, R. S., Ostle, N., McNamara, N., Oakley, S., Young, I., Freeman, C., Fenner, N., Quirk, H. & Bardgett, R. 06/2011 In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 48, 3, p. 600-608 9 p.

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Plant species richness, identity and productivity differentially influence key groups of microbes in grassland soils of contrasting fertility

De Deyn, G., Quirk, H. & Bardgett, R. 23/02/2011 In : Biology Letters. 7, 1, p. 75-78 4 p.

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Rapid transfer of photosynthetic carbon through the plant-soil system in differently managed species-rich grasslands

De Deyn, G., Quirk, H., Oakley, S., Ostle, N. & Bardgett, R. 2011 In : Biogeosciences. 8, 5, p. 1131-1139 9 p.

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2009

Vegetation composition promotes carbon and nitrogen storage in model grassland communities of contrasting soil fertility

De Deyn, G., Quirk, H., Yi, Z., Oakley, S., Ostle, N. & Bardgett, R. 09/2009 In : Journal of Ecology. 97, 5, p. 864-875 12 p.

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2008

Long-term change in vegetation and soil microbial communities during the phased restoration of traditional meadow grassland.

Smith, R. S., Shiel, R. S., Bardgett, R. D., Millward, D., Corkhill, P., Evans, P., Quirk, H., Hobbs, P. J. & Kometa, S. T. 04/2008 In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 45, 2, p. 670-679 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Temporal variability in plant and soil nitrogen pools in a high-Arctic ecosystem.

Bardgett, R. D., van der Wal, R., Jónsdóttir, I. S., Quirk, H. & Dutton, S. 08/2007 In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 39, 8, p. 2129-2137 9 p.

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2006

Parasitic plants indirectly regulate below-ground properties in grassland ecosystems

Bardgett, R., Smith, R. S., Shiel, R. S., Peacock, S., Simkin, J. M., Quirk, H. & Hobbs, P. J. 23/02/2006 In : Nature. 439, 7079, p. 969-972 4 p.

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