Soil microbes help plant species divide nutrients and promote community productivity — Functional Ecology – plain language summaries

Shan Luo, Bernhard Schmid, Gerlinde B. De Deyn, Shixiao Yu A fundamental prediction of ecological theory is that the maximum number of coexisting species cannot exceed the number of limiting resources. Plant species may have only 20 different limiting resources (light, water, CO2 and the same set of mineral nutrients), and at most three or […]

via Soil microbes help plant species divide nutrients and promote community productivity — Functional Ecology – plain language summaries

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