Bottom–up or top–down control in forest soil microcosms? Effects of soil fauna on fungal biomass and C/N mineralisation

@article{Lenoir2006BottomupOT,
  title={Bottom–up or top–down control in forest soil microcosms? Effects of soil fauna on fungal biomass and C/N mineralisation},
  author={Lisette Lenoir and Tryggve Persson and Jan Bosch Peter Molin Michael Mattsson PerOlof Bengtsson and H{\aa}kan Wallander and Anders Wir{\'e}n},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2006},
  volume={43},
  pages={281-294}
}
A major question in soil ecology is whether soil food webs are regulated by resources or by predators, i.e. bottom–up (donor) or top–down controlled. We tested the hypothesis that meso- and macrofaunal soil predators can regulate fungivore populations and, thereby cause a top–down cascade effect on fungal biomass and decomposition/mineralisation processes in boreal forest soils. The study was performed as a microcosm experiment with two contrasting soils (humus layers), one poor and one rich in… CONTINUE READING
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