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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2021.03.011
Title (Primary) Plant–soil feedbacks and temporal dynamics of plant diversity–productivity relationships
Author Thakur, M.P.; van der Putten, W.H.; Wilschut, R.A.; Veen, G.F.C.; Kardol, P.; van Ruijven, J.; Allan, E.; Roscher, C.; van Kleunen, M.; Bezemer, T.M.
Source Titel Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2021
Department iDiv; PHYDIV
Volume 36
Issue 7
Page From 651
Page To 661
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords biodiversity–ecosystem functioning; plant–soil interactions; spatial turnover; trait evolution; dilution effects
Abstract Plant–soil feedback (PSF) and diversity–productivity relationships are important research fields to study drivers and consequences of changes in plant biodiversity. While studies suggest that positive plant diversity–productivity relationships can be explained by variation in PSF in diverse plant communities, key questions on their temporal relationships remain. Here, we discuss three processes that change PSF over time in diverse plant communities, and their effects on temporal dynamics of diversity–productivity relationships: spatial redistribution and changes in dominance of plant species; phenotypic shifts in plant traits; and dilution of soil pathogens and increase in soil mutualists. Disentangling these processes in plant diversity experiments will yield new insights into how plant diversity–productivity relationships change over time.
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Thakur, M.P., van der Putten, W.H., Wilschut, R.A., Veen, G.F.C., Kardol, P., van Ruijven, J., Allan, E., Roscher, C., van Kleunen, M., Bezemer, T.M. (2021):
Plant–soil feedbacks and temporal dynamics of plant diversity–productivity relationships
Trends Ecol. Evol. 36 (7), 651 - 661 10.1016/j.tree.2021.03.011