Links between plant community composition, soil organic matter quality and microbial communities in contrasting tundra habitats

@article{Eskelinen2009LinksBP,
  title={Links between plant community composition, soil organic matter quality and microbial communities in contrasting tundra habitats},
  author={Anu Eskelinen and Sari Stark and Minna K. M{\"a}nnist{\"o}},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={161},
  pages={113-123}
}
Plant communities, soil organic matter and microbial communities are predicted to be interlinked and to exhibit concordant patterns along major environmental gradients. We investigated the relationships between plant functional type composition, soil organic matter quality and decomposer community composition, and how these are related to major environmental variation in non-acid and acid soils derived from calcareous versus siliceous bedrocks, respectively. We analysed vegetation, organic… CONTINUE READING