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INCORPORATING THE SOIL COMMUNITY INTO PLANT POPULATION DYNAMICS : THE UTILITY OF THE FEEDBACK APPROACH
1 Although its importance for plant mineral nutrition and nutrient cycling has long been recognized, the soil community has rarely been integrated into dynamical frameworks of plant populations, inExpand
Feeback between Plants and Their Soil Communities in an Old Field Community
The nature of the interaction between plants ant their soil community was investigated by testing for differential responses of four old—field perennial plant species to inocula derived from soilExpand
Soil community feedback and the coexistence of competitors: conceptual frameworks and empirical tests.
  • J. Bever
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The New phytologist
  • 1 March 2003
A growing body of empirical work suggests that soil organisms can exert a strong role in plant community dynamics and may contribute to the coexistence of plant species. Some of this evidence comesExpand
A meta-analysis of context-dependency in plant response to inoculation with mycorrhizal fungi.
Ecology Letters (2010) 13: 394-407 Abstract Mycorrhizal fungi influence plant growth, local biodiversity and ecosystem function. Effects of the symbiosis on plants span the continuum from mutualismExpand
Rooting theories of plant community ecology in microbial interactions.
Predominant frameworks for understanding plant ecology have an aboveground bias that neglects soil micro-organisms. This is inconsistent with recent work illustrating the importance of soil microbesExpand
Negative plant–soil feedback predicts tree-species relative abundance in a tropical forest
The accumulation of species-specific enemies around adults is hypothesized to maintain plant diversity by limiting the recruitment of conspecific seedlings relative to heterospecific seedlings.Expand
Biotic interactions and plant invasions.
Introduced plant populations lose interactions with enemies, mutualists and competitors from their native ranges, and gain interactions with new species, under new abiotic conditions. From aExpand
Plant–soil feedbacks: the past, the present and future challenges
Summary Plant–soil feedbacks is becoming an important concept for explaining vegetation dynamics, the invasiveness of introduced exotic species in new habitats and how terrestrial ecosystems respondExpand
Mycorrhizal Symbioses and Plant Invasions
The factors that influence a plant’s ability to invade are not well understood. Many mechanisms are involved and the relative importance of different mechanisms depends on the specific invasion. HereExpand
GRASSROOTS ECOLOGY: PLANT-MICROBE-SOIL INTERACTIONS AS DRIVERS OF PLANT COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS
A growing body of research on plant-microbe interactions in soil is con- tributing to the development of a new, microbially based perspective on plant community ecology. Soil-dwelling microorganismsExpand
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