The role of roots and litter in plant-soil feedback: consequences for soil biota and plant succession

Name: The role of roots and litter in plant-soil feedback: consequences for soil biota and plant succession
Researchers: Kuťáková Eliška (member in research team)
Münzbergová Zuzana (member in research team)
Pánková Hana (member in research team)
Rydlová Jana (co-researcher)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2015
Realization to: 2017
Summary: The project focuses on the interactions among plants, soil and soil biota responsible for various forms of plant-soil feedback. Interactions between plant roots and associated soil biota cause short term plant-soil feedback - the roots are especially important during the growing season and affect primarily root-specific organisms including symbionts, pathogens or parasites. Plant litter induces the soil development over longer time - its effects are more indirect as they play role in soil formation and nutrient cycling. We will explore how the roles of these root and litter pathways change during succession and how they interact. The role of plant roots, plant litter and soil biota in plant-soil feedback is tested in full factorial design in soils of different succession age and plants of different succession stages.

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