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DOI:10.1007/s11104-013-1791-0
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Author(s):Pérès, G.; Cluzeau, D.; Menasseri, S.; Soussana, J. F.; Bessler, H.; Engels, C.; Habekost, M.; Gleixner, G.; Weigelt, A.; Weisser, W. W.; Scheu, S.; Eisenhauer, N.
Author Affiliation:Pérès and Cluzeau: UMR CNRS, Beauvais, Station Biologique, Paimpont; Pérès, Cluzeau, and Menasseri: Université Européenne de Bretagne (UEB); Menasseri: INRA, UMR and Agrocampus Quest, UMR, Sol Agro et hydrosytème Spatialisation, Renne; Soussana: INRA, UREP, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Bessler and Engels: Department of Plant Nutrition and Fertilization, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin; Habekost and Gleixner: Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena; Weigelt: Institute of Biology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig; Weisser: Terrestrial Ecology Research Group, Department for Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technische Universität München, Freising ; Scheu: J.F. Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Georg August University Göttingen, Göttingen; Eisenhauer: Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany
Title:Mechanisms linking plant community properties to soil aggregate stability in an experimental grassland plant diversity gradient
Source:Plant and Soil. Vol. 373, No. 1-2, 2013, p. 285-299.
# of Pages:15
Publishing Information:Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aggregates; Biodiversity; Biomass; Plant communities; Soil microorganisms; Soil stability; Soil testing
Abstract/Contents:"Background and aims Soil aggregate stability depends on plant community properties, such as functional group composition, diversity and biomass production. However, little is known about the relative importance of these drivers and the role of soil organisms in mediating plant community effects. Methods We studied soil aggregate stability in an experimental grassland plant diversity gradient and considered several explanatory variables to mechanistically explain effects of plant diversity and plant functional group composition. Three soil aggregate stability measures (slaking, mechanical breakdown and microcracking) were considered in path analyses. Results Soil aggregate stability increased significantly from monocultures to plant species mixtures and in the presence of grasses, while it decreased in the presence of legumes, though effects differed somewhat between soil aggregate stability measures. Using path analysis plant community effects could be explained by variations in root biomass, soil microbial biomass, soil organic carbon concentrations (all positive relationships), and earthworm biomass (negative relationship with mechanical breakdown). Conclusions The present study identified important drivers of plant community effects on soil aggregate stability. The effects of root biomass, soil microbial biomass, and soil organic carbon concentrations were largely consistent across plant diversity levels suggesting that the mechanisms identified are of general relevance."
Language:English
References:82
See Also:See also related article "The more, the merrier" Golf Course Management, 82(4) April 2014, p. 32, R=239086. R=239086
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Pérès, G., D. Cluzeau, S. Menasseri, J. F. Soussana, H. Bessler, C. Engels, et al. 2013. Mechanisms linking plant community properties to soil aggregate stability in an experimental grassland plant diversity gradient. Plant Soil. 373(1-2):p. 285-299.
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DOI: 10.1007/s11104-013-1791-0
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