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A multitude of organisms makes soils the fertile factories of food and fibre production, decomposition and nutrient cycling that they are. But tying changes in soil biodiversity to shifts in ecosystem function is a daunting task.

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Acknowledgements

D.H.W. and E.F.K. acknowledge support of the USA NSF LTER Program; support also provided to D.H.W. and R.D.B by NSF DEB 0344834, and to E.F.K. by NSF DEB0743786.

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  1. Diana H. Wall is in the Department of Biology and School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA.

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  2. Richard D. Bardgett is at the Soil and Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK.

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  3. Eugene Kelly is in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA.

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