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2011 to 2015

We will explore plant-soil biotic interactions within the framework of the Jena experiment. More specifically, we concentrate on soil microbial communities and nematodes. First, we try to understand how these soil communities are structured in a plant diversity gradient. Second, we aim to understand how plant community effects on soil biota affect the functioning of these communities, i.e. the way they feedback to plant performance and influence ecosystem processes.

Theme: 

Functional Biodiversity

Funding

DFG

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