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- Barry, Kathryn E., et al. Show all 22 Authors
- Oecologia 2017 v.185 no.3 pp. 499-511
- Sarcoptiformes; chemistry; ecological function; environmental factors; grasses; grasslands; legumes; lignin; magnesium; models; potassium; soil; soil fauna; species diversity; structural equation modeling
- ... Plant diversity influences many ecosystem functions including root decomposition. However, due to the presence of multiple pathways via which plant diversity may affect root decomposition, our mechanistic understanding of their relationships is limited. In a grassland biodiversity experiment, we simultaneously assessed the effects of three pathways—root litter quality, soil biota, and soil abiotic ...