publication . Article . Other literature type . 2021

Globally, plant‐soil feedbacks are weak predictors of plant abundance

Kurt O. Reinhart; Jonathan T. Bauer; Sarah McCarthy-Neumann; Andrew S. MacDougall; Jose Luis Hierro; Mariana C. Chiuffo; Scott A. Mangan; Johannes Heinze; Joana Bergmann; Jasmin Joshi; ...
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2021 Journal: Ecology and Evolution, volume 11, issue 4, pages 1,756-1,768 (issn: 2045-7758, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract Plant‐soil feedbacks (PSFs) have been shown to strongly affect plant performance under controlled conditions, and PSFs are thought to have far reaching consequences for plant population dynamics and the structuring of plant communities. However, thus far the relationship between PSF and plant species abundance in the field is not consistent. Here, we synthesize PSF experiments from tropical forests to semiarid grasslands, and test for a positive relationship between plant abundance in the field and PSFs estimated from controlled bioassays. We meta‐analyzed results from 22 PSF experiments and found an overall positive correlation (0.12 ≤ r¯ ≤ 0.32) betwe...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungi
free text keywords: community composition, meta‐analysis, plant abundance, plant dominance, plant rarity, plant‐soil feedbacks, meta-analysis, plant-soil feedbacks, soil biota, species coexistence, 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik::580 Pflanzen (Botanik)::580 Pflanzen (Botanik), 580 Plants (Botany), community composition, meta-analysis, plant abundance, plant dominance, plant rarity, plant-soil feedbacks, soil biota, species coexistence, Original Research, Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Ecology, international, Plan_S-Compliant_OA, lcsh:Ecology, lcsh:QH540-549.5, ddc:580, ddc:500, Ecology, Plant soil, Environmental science, Soil biology, Community composition
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