Feedback in the Plant-soil System

  title={Feedback in the Plant-soil System},
  author={Joan G. Ehrenfeld and Beth Ravit and Kenneth J. Elgersma},
■ Abstract Feedback between plants and the soil is frequently invoked on the basis of evidence of mutual effects. Feedback can operate through pathways involving soil physical properties, chemical and biogeochemical properties and processes, and biological properties, including the community composition of the microbiota and soil fauna. For each pathway, we review the mechanistic basis and assess the evidence that feedback occurs. We suggest that several properties of feedback systems (for… CONTINUE READING
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