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A temporal approach to linking aboveground and belowground ecology.

Bardgett, Richard D. and Bowman, W. D. and Kaufmann, R. and Schmidt, S. K. (2005) A temporal approach to linking aboveground and belowground ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20 (11). pp. 634-641. ISSN 0169-5347

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Abstract

Ecologists are becoming increasingly aware of the role of aboveground–belowground relationships in controlling ecosystem processes and properties. Here, we review recent studies that show that relationships between aboveground and belowground communities operate over a hierarchy of temporal scales, ranging from days to seasons, to millennia, with differing consequences for ecosystem structure and function. We propose that a temporal framework is crucial to our understanding of the nature and ecological significance of relationships between aboveground and belowground communities.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 10220
Deposited By: Prof Richard Bardgett
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2008 08:52
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10220

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