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Plant species and functional group effects on abiotic and microbial soil properties and plant-soil feedback responses in two grasslands
This study shows that mechanisms of plant-soil feedback can depend on plant species, plant taxonomic (or functional) groups and site-specific differences in abiotic and biotic soil properties.
Plant species diversity as a driver of early succession in abandoned fields: a multi-site approach
Results of the 2-year study showed that diverse plant species mixtures were more effective at reducing the number of natural colonisers than the average low-diversity treatment, however, the effect of enhanced species diversity strongly depended on the species composition of the low-Diversity treatments used for comparison.
Carbon addition alters vegetation composition on ex-arable fields
1. Recent changes in European agricultural policy have led to measures to reverse the loss of species-rich grasslands through the creation of new areas on ex-arable land. Ex-arable soils are often
Soil food web properties explain ecosystem services across European land use systems
Intensive land use reduces the diversity and abundance of many soil biota, with consequences for the processes that they govern and the ecosystem services that these processes underpin. Relationships
Plant species diversity, plant biomass and responses of the soil community on abandoned land across Europe: idiosyncracy or above-belowground time lags
The hypothesis that plant species diversity may have idiosyncratic effects on soil communities, even though studies on a longer term could reveal time lags in the response to changes in composition and biomass production of plant communities, is supported.