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Title: Towards an integrative understanding of soil biodiversity
Authors: Thakur, Madhav P.
Phillips, Helen R. P.
Brose, Ulrich
De Vries, Franciska T.
Lavelle, Patrick
Loreau, Michel
Mathieu, Jerome
Mulder, Christian
Van der Putten, Wim H.
Rillig, Matthias C.
Wardle, David A.
Bach, Elizabeth M.
Bartz, Marie L. C.
Bennett, Joanne M.
Briones, Maria J. I.
Brown, George
Decaëns, Thibaud
Eisenhauer, Nico
Ferlian, Olga
Guerra, Carlos António
König-Ries, Birgitta
Orgiazzi, Alberto
Ramirez, Kelly S.
Russell, David J.
Rutgers, Michiel
Wall, Diana H.
Cameron, Erin K.
Keywords: Science::Geology
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Thakur, M. P., Phillips, H. R. P., Brose, U., De Vries, F. T., Lavelle, P., Loreau, M., Mathieu, J., Mulder, C., Van der Putten, W. H., Rillig, M. C., Wardle, D. A., Bach, E. M., Bartz, M. L. C., Bennett, J. M., Briones, M. J. I., Brown, G., Decaëns, T., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., ...Cameron, E. K. (2019). Towards an integrative understanding of soil biodiversity. Biological Reviews, 95(2), 350-364.
Journal: Biological Reviews
Abstract: Soil is one of the most biodiverse terrestrial habitats. Yet, we lack an integrative conceptual framework for understanding the patterns and mechanisms driving soil biodiversity. One of the underlying reasons for our poor understanding of soil biodiversity patterns relates to whether key biodiversity theories (historically developed for aboveground and aquatic organisms) are applicable to patterns of soil biodiversity. Here, we present a systematic literature review to investigate whether and how key biodiversity theories (species-energy relationship, theory of island biogeography, metacommunity theory, niche theory and neutral theory) can explain observed patterns of soil biodiversity. We then discuss two spatial compartments nested within soil at which biodiversity theories can be applied to acknowledge the scale-dependent nature of soil biodiversity.
ISSN: 1464-7931
DOI: 10.1111/brv.12567
Rights: © 2019 The Authors. Biological Reviews published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Cambridge Philosophical Society.This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, providedthe original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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