sPSF: Soil microbial controls over plant coexistence - synthesizing data and theory to unravel context dependence of plant-soil feedbacks under global change

Virtual meeting: 25.-28.10.2021

PIs:
Gaurav Kandlikar
Meghna Krishnadas

iDiv members:
Stan Harpole

Project summary:
A central challenge in ecology is to predict how global environmental change will affect the processes that mediate the diversity and dynamics of plant communities. One type of process that is already being affected is the feedback between plants and soil microbes—a widespread mechanism that controls species coexistence, invasions, and succession. This group will address fundamental questions about how plant-soil feedbacks change with environmental context and interactive stressors, a problem that has gained urgency in the face of global change.

Participants:
Adriana Corrales (Osorio Universidad del Rosario); Gaurav Kandlikar (University of Missouri); Po-Ju Ke (National Taiwan University); Tiruvaimozhi Yadugiri (Vangipuram Nature Conservation Foundation); Xinyi Yan (University of Texas at Austin); Stan Harpole (iDiv); Meghna Krishnadas (Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)); György Barabás (Linköping University);

Meeting report


First meeting: 04.-07.10.2022

In-person participants:
Gaurav Kandlikar (University of Missouri), Meghna Krishnadas (CCMB (LaCONES)), Xinyi Yan (University of Texas), Gyuri Barabas (Linköping University), Yadugiri VT (Nature Conservation Foundation), Stanley Harpole (iDiv)

Remote participants:
Po-Ju Ke (National Taiwan University), Adriana Corrales (Universidad del Rosario)

 

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