De Vries, Franciska and Bardgett, Richard (2012) Plant-microbial linkages and ecosystem N retention: lessons for sustainable agriculture. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10 (8). pp. 425-432. ISSN 1540-9295Full text not available from this repository.
The use of nitrogen (N) in fertilizer has doubled the amount of reactive N in the biosphere, leading to increased greenhouse-gas emissions and nutrient enrichment in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Despite the global impact of N, many uncertainties exist about the factors that determine the loss and retention of fertilizer-associated N in terrestrial ecosystems. A growing body of evidence shows that linkages between plants and soil microbes play a major role in controlling the loss and retention of N. The promotion of such plant–microbial linkages in agricultural systems has the potential to enhance N retention and reduce N loss. Although trade-offs with agricultural yield are inevitable, promoting plant–microbial linkages will reap benefits in terms of plant crop resistance to climate change as well as to pests and diseases.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||23 Jan 2012 10:24|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2012 09:00|
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