Ecological Studies

Aboveground–Belowground Community Ecology

Editors: Ohgushi, Takayuki, Wurst, Susanne, Johnson, Scott N. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a very timely overview of current approaches to aboveground-belowground ecology
  • Encourages ecologists to consider these interactions in their own studies
  • Promotes application in crop protection, not only in agri- and horticulture, but also in grassland management
  • Stimulates critical thinking on biodiversity conservation, eco-evolutionary dynamics, and sustainable food and feed production
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Researchers now recognize that above- and belowground communities are indirectly linked to one another, often by plant-mediated mechanisms. To date, however, there has been no single multi-authored edited volume on the subject. This book remedies that gap, and offers state-of-the art insights into basic and applied research on aboveground-belowground interactions and their functional consequences. Drawing on a diverse pool of global expertise, the authors present diverse approaches that span a range of scales and levels of complexity.
The respective chapters provide in-depth information on the current state of research, and outline future prospects in the field of aboveground-belowground community ecology. In particular, the book’s goal is to expand readers’ knowledge of the evolutionary, community and ecosystem consequences of aboveground-belowground interactions, making it essential reading for all biologists, graduate students and advanced undergraduates working in this rapidly expanding field. It touches on multiple research fields including ecology, botany, zoology, entomology, microbiology and the related applied areas of biodiversity management and conservation.

About the authors

Takayuki Ohgushi
Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Shiga, Japan, ohgushi@ecology.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Susanne Wurst
Functional Biodiversity, Institute of Biology, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, e-mail: s.wurst@fu-berlin.de

Scott N. Johnson
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Penrith NSW, Australia, e-mail: Scott.Johnson@westernsydney.edu.au

 

 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Linking Aboveground–Belowground Ecology: A Short Historical Perspective

    Bardgett, Richard D.

    Pages 1-17

  • Belowground Experimental Approaches for Exploring Aboveground–Belowground Patterns

    Johnson, Scott N. (et al.)

    Pages 19-46

  • Modeling Aboveground–Belowground Interactions

    Meyer, Katrin M.

    Pages 47-68

  • Intraspecific Plant–Soil Feedbacks Link Ecosystem Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Schweitzer, Jennifer A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-84

  • Fungal-Mediated Above–Belowground Interactions: The Community Approach, Stability, Evolution, Mechanisms, and Applications

    Bennett, Alison E. (et al.)

    Pages 85-116

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aboveground–Belowground Community Ecology
Editors
  • Takayuki Ohgushi
  • Susanne Wurst
  • Scott N. Johnson
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
234
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91614-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91614-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91613-2
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 370
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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