Top-down control of soil fungal community composition by a globally distributed keystone consumer.

@article{Crowther2013TopdownCO,
  title={Top-down control of soil fungal community composition by a globally distributed keystone consumer.},
  author={Thomas W. Crowther and David W G Stanton and Stephen Thomas and A Donald A'Bear and Jennifer Hiscox and T. Hefin Jones and Jana Voř{\'i}{\vs}kov{\'a} and Petr Baldrian and Lynne Boddy},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={94 11},
  pages={2518-28}
}
The relative contribution of top-down and bottom-up processes regulating primary decomposers can influence the strength of the link between the soil animal community and ecosystem functioning. Although soil bacterial communities are regulated by bottom-up and top-down processes, the latter are considered to be less important in structuring the diversity and functioning of fungal-dominated ecosystems. Despite the huge diversity of mycophagous (fungal-feeding) soil fauna, and their potential to… CONTINUE READING
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