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- Weigelt, Alexandra, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2008 v.40 no.10 pp. 2588-2595
- grasslands; botanical composition; species diversity; plant establishment; soil microorganisms; seasonal variation; soil ecology; ecological succession; agricultural soils; grassland soils; functional diversity; soil respiration; Gram-negative bacteria; soil fungi; Fabaceae; soil organic matter; microbial biomass; Germany
- ... Aboveground plant diversity is known to influence belowground diversity and ecosystem processes. However, the knowledge on soil microbial succession from an agricultural field to grassland varying in plant diversity is scarce. Therefore, we investigated the effects of vegetation cover, varying plant biodiversity and season on soil microbial parameters in a temperate grassland ecosystem. In May and ...