Interactions between higher plants and soil-dwelling organisms

Kuyper, T.W.; Goede, R.G.M. de


This chapter covers interactions between higher plants and soil-dwelling organisms, with sections on ecologically important biota in the rhizosphere, the soil community as cause and consequence of plant and community composition, specificity and selectivity, feedback mechanisms, soil communities and invasive plants, mutualistic root symbioses and nutrient partitioning in plant communities, mycorrhizal networks counteracting plant competition, and pathogenic soil organisms and nutrient dynamics.