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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2021

Plant-Soil Feedbacks and Temporal Dynamics of Plant Diversity-Productivity Relationships

Thakur, Madhav P.; van der Putten, Wim H.; Wilschut, Rutger A.; Veen, G. F. (Ciska); Kardol, Paul; van Ruijven, Jasper; Allan, Eric; Roscher, Christiane; van Kleunen, Mark; Bezemer, T. Martijn

Abstract

Plant-soil feedback (PSF) and diversity-productivity relationships are important research fields to study drivers and consequences of changes in plant biodiversity. While studies suggest that positive plant diversity-productivity relationships can be explained by variation in PSF in diverse plant communities, key questions on their temporal relationships remain. Here, we discuss three processes that change PSF over time in diverse plant communities, and their effects on temporal dynamics of diversity-productivity relationships: spatial redistribution and changes in dominance of plant species; phenotypic shifts in plant traits; and dilution of soil pathogens and increase in soil mutualists. Disentangling these processes in plant diversity experiments will yield new insights into how plant diversity- productivity relationships change over time.

Published in

Trends in ecology & evolution
2021, Volume: 36, number: 7, pages: 651-661
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG15 Life on land

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Ecology

    Publication identifier

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2021.03.011

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/112684