Sampling, defining, characterising and modeling the rhizosphere—the soil science tool box

@article{Luster2008SamplingDC,
  title={Sampling, defining, characterising and modeling the rhizosphere—the soil science tool box},
  author={J{\"o}rg Luster and Axel G{\"o}ttlein and Bernd Nowack and G{\'e}raldine Sarret},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2008},
  volume={321},
  pages={457-482}
}
We review methods and models that help to assess how root activity changes soil properties and affects the fluxes of matter in the soil. Subsections discuss (1) experimental systems including plant treatments in artificial media, studying the interaction of model root and microbial exudates with soil constituents, and microcosms to distinguish between soil compartments differing in root influence, (2) the sampling and characterization of rhizosphere soil and solution, focusing on the separation… CONTINUE READING