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Plant-soil feedback and local adaptation along soil fertility gradients

Project description

Digging deep to uncover plant–soil feedback variations

Plants influence the soils where they grow. While plant–soil feedback (PSF) plays an important role in plant community assembly and functioning, little is known about how PSF varies between different habitats and soil types. The EU-funded PlantSoilGradients project will research the variation in the strength and direction of PSF along soil fertility gradients in temperate grassland ecosystems at local to large spatial scales. Combining different disciplines – from plant ecology, soil science and population biology to evolutionary and microbial ecology – the project will build a mechanistic framework to predict PSF in different environmental contexts. The findings will assist in addressing global changes to biodiversity.

Coordinator

TARTU ULIKOOL
Net EU contribution
€ 154 193,28
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Estonia

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00