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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2013

Biotic plant-soil feedbacks across temporal scales

Kardol, Paul; De Deyn, Gerlinde B.; Laliberté, Etienne; Mariotte, Pierre; Hawkes, Christine V.


Synthesis. Based on our synthesis of temporal aspects of plant-soil feedbacks, we suggest three main avenues for future research: (i) how plant-soil feedbacks changes with ontogeny, (ii) how plant and soil organism traits drive temporal variation in plant-soil feedbacks and (iii) how environmental changes across temporal scales alter the strength and direction of plant-soil feedbacks.


competition; disturbance; life history; mycorrhizas; plant traits; population and community dynamics; primary and secondary succession; soil legacy

Published in

Journal of Ecology
2013, volume: 101, number: 2, pages: 309-315

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management
De Deyn, Gerlinde B.
Laliberté, Etienne
Mariotte, Pierre
Hawkes, Christine V.

UKÄ Subject classification

Forest Science

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