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Cadaver decomposition in terrestrial ecosystems
TLDR
It is shown that cadaver decomposition can have a greater, albeit localised, effect on belowground ecology than plant and faecal resources.
Rooting theories of plant community ecology in microbial interactions.
Variation in morphological and physiological parameters in herbaceous perennial legumes in response to phosphorus supply
TLDR
The results show that many of the 11 species have prospects for low-input agroecosystems based on their high P-uptake and P-use efficiency.
The hidden organic carbon in deep mineral soils
AimsCurrent estimates of soil organic carbon (SOC) are based largely on surficial measurements to depths of 0.3 to 1 m. Many of the world’s soils greatly exceed 1 m depth and there are numerous
Global patterns of plant root colonization intensity by mycorrhizal fungi explained by climate and soil chemistry
TLDR
It is shown for the first time that at the global scale the intensity of plant root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi strongly relates to warm-season temperature, frost periods and soil carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, and is highest at sites featuring continental climates with mild summers and a high availability of soil nitrogen.
Variation in seedling growth of 11 perennial legumes in response to phosphorus supply
TLDR
A glasshouse experiment compared the response of ten perennial herbaceous legumes to a series of P supplies ranging from 0 to 384 µg g−1 soil, with lucerne as the control, and suggested that some novel perennial legumes may perform better on low-P soils.
Soils of Contrasting pH Affect the Decomposition of Buried Mammalian (Ovis aries) Skeletal Muscle Tissue
TLDR
The results clearly demonstrated that soil type had a considerable effect on the decomposition of SMT buried in soil, and demonstrated the need for greater consideration of soil type in future taphonomic studies.
Putting the P in Ptilotus: a phosphorus-accumulating herb native to Australia.
TLDR
In comparison to chicory, ptilotus demonstrated an impressive ability to grow well under conditions of low and high P availability, and had a remarkable tolerance of high P concentrations in shoots.
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