See Nina Wurzburger's publications on Google scholar


  • Phillips, CA and Wurzburger, N. 2018 Elevated rates of heterotrophic respiration in shrub-conditioned arctic tundra soils, Pedobiologia - Journal of Soil Ecology (accepted). pdf
  • Machmuller, MB, Ballantyne, F, Markewitz, D, Thompson, A, Wurzburger, N, Frankson, PT, and Mohan, J. 2018. Temperature sensitivity of soil respiration in a low-latitude ecosystem varies by season and habitat but is unaffected by experimental warming, Biogeochemistry 141:63-73. pdf
  • Ament, MR, Tierney, JA, Hedin, LO, Hobbie, EA, and Wurzburger, N. 2018. Phosphorus and species regulate N2 fixation by herbaceous legumes in longleaf pine savannas Oecologia 187 (1), 281-290. pdf
  • Wurzburger, N and Clemmensen, KE. 2018 From mycorrhizal fungal traits to ecosystems – and back again, Journal of Ecology 106: 463-467. pdf
  • Zhu, K, McCormack, ML, Lankau, RA, Egan, FF and Wurzburger N. 2018 Association of ectomycorrhizal trees with higher carbon-to-nitrogen ratio soils is driven by smaller nitrogen not larger carbon stocks, Journal of Ecology 106: 524-535. pdf


  • Wurzburger, N. and Brookshire, E.N.J. 2017 Experimental evidence that mycorrhizal nitrogen strategies affect soil carbon, Ecology 98 (6), 1491-1497. pdf
  • Minucci, J.M., Miniat, C.F., Teskey, R., and Wurzburger, N. 2017 Tolerance or avoidance: drought frequency determines the response of an N2-fixing tree. New Phytologist 215 (1), 434-442 pdf
  • Wurzburger, N, Brookshire, ENJ, McCormack, ML and Lankau, RA 2017 Mycorrhizal fungi as drivers and modulators of ecosystem processes. New Phytologist 213: 996-999. pdf


  • Machmuller, MB, Mohan, JE, Minucci, JM, Phillips, CA, and Wurzburger, N 2016 Season, but not experimental warming, affects the activity and temperature sensitivity of extracellular enzymes. Biogeochemistry 131:255-265. (DOI 10.1007/s10533-016-0277-6) pdf
  • Taylor, MK, Lankau, RA, and Wurzburger, N 2016 Mycorrhizal associations of trees have different indirect effects on organic matter decomposition. Journal of Ecology 104: 1576-1584. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12629) pdf
  • Wurzburger, N 2016 Old growth temperate forests harbor hidden N-fixing bacteria. New Phytologist 210: 374-376. pdf
  • Wurzburger, N and Hedin, LO 2016 Taxonomic identity determines symbiotic N2 fixation by canopy trees across lowland tropical forests. Ecology Letters, 19: 62-70. (DOI: 10.1111/ele.12543) Corrigendum for Wurzburger and Hedin 2016 (DOI: 10.1111/ele.12592) pdf
  • Collins, CG, Wright, SJ, and Wurzburger N 2016 Root and leaf traits reflect distinct resource acquisition strategies in tropical lianas and trees. Oecologia 180:1037-1047. (DOI 10.1007/s00442-015-3410-7) pdf


  • Wurzburger, N and Wright, SJ 2015. Fine-root responses to fertilization reveal multiple nutrient limitation in a lowland tropical forest. Ecology 96: 2137-2146. pdf


  • Wurzburger, N and Miniat, CF 2014. Drought enhances symbiotic di-nitrogen fixation and competitive ability of a temperate forest tree. Oecologia 174:1117-1126. pdf


  • Bunch, WC, Cowden, CC, Wurzburger, N, Shefferson, RP. 2013. Geography and soil chemistry drive the distribution of fungal associations in a lady’s slipper orchid, Cypripedium acaule, Botany 91(12):850-856. pdf
  • Batterman, SA, Wurzburger, N, and Hedin, LO 2013. Nitrogen and phosphorus interact to control tropical N2 fixation: A test in Inga punctata, Journal of Ecology, 101: 1400-1408. pdf


  • Wurzburger, N, Bellenger, JP, Kraepiel, AML., and Hedin, LO 2012. Molybdenum and phosphorus interact to constrain asymbiotic nitrogen fixation in tropical forests. PLoS ONE 7(3):e33710. pdf


  • Wurzburger, N, Higgins, BP and RL Hendrick 2011. Ericoid mycorrhizal root fungi and their multicopper oxdiases from a temperate forest shrub. Ecology and Evolution, 2(1): 65-79. pdf
  • Wright, SJ, Yavitt, JB, Wurzburger, N, Turner, BL, Tanner, EVJ, Sayer, EJ, Santiago, LS, Kaspari, M, Hedin, LO, Harms, KE, Garcia, MN and MD Corre 2011. Potassium, phosphorus, or nitrogen limit root allocation, tree growth, or litter production in a lowland tropical forest. Ecology 92: 1616-1625. pdf

Prior to 2011

  • Wurzburger, N and RL Hendrick 2009. Plant litter chemistry and mycorrhizal roots promote a nitrogen feedback in a temperate forest. Journal of Ecology 97: 528-536. pdf
  • Nuckolls, AE, Wurzburger, N, Ford, CR, Hendrick, RL, Vose, JM, and BD Kloeppel 2009. Hemlock declines rapidly with hemlock woolly adelgid infestation: Impacts on the carbon cycle of southern Appalachian forests. Ecosystems 12: 179-190. pdf
  • Barron, AR, Wurzburger, N, Bellenger, JP, Kraepiel, AML, Wright, SJ and LO Hedin 2009. Molybdenum limitation of asymbiotic nitrogen fixation in tropical forest soils. Nature Geoscience 2: 42-45. pdf
  • Wurzburger, N and RL Hendrick 2007. Rhododendron thickets alter N cycling and soil extracellular enzyme activities in southern Appalachian hardwood forests. Pedobiologia 50: 563-576. pdf
  • Ford, CR, Wurzburger, N, Hendrick, RL and RO Teskey 2007. Soil DIC uptake and fixation in Pinus taeda L. seedlings and its C contribution to plant tissues and mycorrhizal fungi. Tree Physiology 27: 375-383. pdf
  • Wurzburger, N, Hartshorn, AS and RL Hendrick 2004. Ectomycorrhizal fungal community structure across a bog-forest ecotone in southeastern Alaska. Mycorrhiza 14: 383-389. pdf
  • Wurzburger, N, Bidartondo, MI and CS Bledsoe 2001. Characterization of Pinus ectomycorrhizas from mixed conifer and pygmy forests using morphotyping and molecular methods. Canadian Journal of Botany 79: 1211-1216. pdf
  • Wurzburger, N and CS Bledsoe 2001. Comparison of ericoid and ectomycorrhizal colonization and ectomycorrhizal morphotypes in mixed conifer and pygmy forests on the northern California coast. Canadian Journal of Botany 79: 1202-1210. pdf