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Earthworms increase plant biomass more in soil with no earthworm legacy than in earthworm‐mediated soil, and favour late successional species in competition

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    0489188 - BU-J 2019 RIV GB eng J - Journal Article
    Mudrák, Ondřej - Frouz, J.
    Earthworms increase plant biomass more in soil with no earthworm legacy than in earthworm‐mediated soil, and favour late successional species in competition.
    Functional Ecology. Roč. 32, č. 3 (2018), s. 626-636. ISSN 0269-8463
    R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA17-09979S; GA ČR(CZ) GA17-19376S; GA ČR GA13-10377S; GA ČR(CZ) GA15-11635S
    Institutional support: RVO:67985939
    Keywords : succession * earthworms * restoration
    Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour
    OBOR OECD: Ecology
    Impact factor: 5.037, year: 2018

    Our results indicate that the direct effects of earthworm presence on plants decrease during succession because of the cumulative effects of earthworm activity on soil conditions. Such ecosystem engineering effects favor late successional competitors and therefore promote the replacement of species during succession.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0283648