Johnson, David and Kresk, Martin and Wellington, Elizabeth M. H. and Stott, Andrew W. and Cole, Lisa and Bardgett, Richard D. and Read, David J. and Leake, Jonathan R. (2005) Soil invertebrates disrupt carbon flow through fungal networks. Science, 309 (5737). p. 1047. ISSN 0036-8075Full text not available from this repository.
Annual carbon flux through soil respiration is ten times greater than fossil fuel combustion, but its component parts are poorly understood because they are the product of complex multitrophic interactions between soil organisms. A major component of carbon flux from plants to soil occurs through networks of symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Here, using 13CO2 pulse labeling, we show that natural densities of the numerically dominant fungal feeding invertebrate Protaphorura armata (order Collembola) reduces 13C enrichment of mycorrhizosphere respiration by 32%. Our findings emphasize the importance of multitrophic interactions in regulating respiration of recent plant photosynthate from soil.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Science|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
|Deposited By:||Prof Richard Bardgett|
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2008 08:51|
|Last Modified:||23 Apr 2016 01:02|
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