Plant-soil interactions determine ecosystem aboveground and belowground processes in primary dune ecosystems
Soil biodiversity is of great importance for the maintenance of multifunctionality in terrestrial ecosystems.
- Gao, C.
- 02 March 2023
- Thesis in Leiden Repository
Due to the complexity of belowground biodiversity, novel insights about the combined influences of plant-soil interactions have been rarely empirically examined under realistic field conditions. To cope with this challenge, a soil inoculation approach in a field experiment was conducted to manipulate soil community composition. This thesis aims to shed light on the impacts of plant-soil interactions on the aboveground and belowground processes in primary dune ecosystems examined with the aid of such manipulation.