Soil food web properties explain ecosystem services across European land use systems

  title={Soil food web properties explain ecosystem services across European land use systems},
  author={Franciska T. de Vries and {\'E}lisa Th{\'e}bault and Mira Liiri and Klaus Birkhofer and Maria Tsiafouli and Lisa Bj{\o}rnlund and Helene Bracht J{\o}rgensen and Mark V. Brady and S{\o}ren Br{\o}gger Christensen and Peter C. de Ruiter and Tina D'hertefeldt and Jan Frouz and Katarina Hedlund and Lia Hemerik and W. H. Gera Hol and Stefan Hotes and Simon R. Mortimer and Heikki Set{\"a}l{\"a} and Stefanos P. Sgardelis and Karoline Uteseny and Wim H. van der Putten and Volkmar Wolters and Richard D. Bardgett},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={14296 - 14301}
Intensive land use reduces the diversity and abundance of many soil biota, with consequences for the processes that they govern and the ecosystem services that these processes underpin. Relationships between soil biota and ecosystem processes have mostly been found in laboratory experiments and rarely are found in the field. Here, we quantified, across four countries of contrasting climatic and soil conditions in Europe, how differences in soil food web composition resulting from land use… 

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