23 September 2016
Taxonomic resolution is a determinant of biodiversity effects in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities [Journal of Ecology]
Keywords : arbuscular mycorrhiza, competition, diversity, ecosystem function, functional complementarity, niche, taxonomic level
1.Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are key regulators of ecosystem processes, yet how their biodiversity works in ecosystems remains poorly understood.
2.We documented the extent to which taxonomic resolution influenced the effect of biodiversity of AMF taxa on plant performance (growth, nutrient uptake and stress tolerance) in a meta-analysis of 902 articles.(...)