Cover crop roots collected during experiment harvest. 2018. (Nicholas Honvault)

Interactions between belowground traits and rhizosheath fungal and bacterial communities for phosphorus acquisition

Nicolas Honvault, David Houben, Stephane Firmin, Hacene Maglouli, Frederic Laruelle, Joel Fontaine, Anissa Lounes, Arnaud Coutu, Hans Lambers, Michel-Pierre Faucon Phosphorus (P) plays a major role in many ecosystem functions. Understanding and managing ecosystem functioning thus requires gaining insight into P cycling, and especially into the multiple factors involved, such as plant communities, climate, soil properties and soil microbial communities. Interactions between these factors have … Continue reading Interactions between belowground traits and rhizosheath fungal and bacterial communities for phosphorus acquisition

The photos showed the experimental sites across three different land use types in Danjiangkou, China. The photos were taken during field measuring soil denitrification in 2018.

Keystone species affect the relationship between soil microbial diversity and ecosystem function under land use change in subtropical China

Fan Yang, Qiong Chen, Qian Zhang, Chunyan Long, Wei Jia, Xiaoli Cheng To meet the demands of the increasing food by rapid increasing population, large amounts of natural ecosystems have been converted to croplands. Soil ecosystem functions and service could be threatened by land use change due to losses of soil microbe diversity. Thus, it is critical to determine the relationship between soil ecosystem functions … Continue reading Keystone species affect the relationship between soil microbial diversity and ecosystem function under land use change in subtropical China