The effect of tree species diversity on fine-root production in a young temperate forest

TitleThe effect of tree species diversity on fine-root production in a young temperate forest
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLei P., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Bauhus J.
JournalOecologia
Volume169
Issue4
Pagination1105 - 1115
Date Published2012///
KeywordsBIOTREE, Fine roots, Overyielding, species diversity, species richness, Vertical niche differentiation
Tagsspecies richness, Species diversity, BIOTREE, Fine roots, Overyielding, Vertical niche differentiation
Abstract

The phenomenon of overyielding in species-diverse plant communities is mainly attributed to complementary resource use. Vertical niche differentiation belowground might be one potential mechanism for such complementarity. However, most studies that have analysed the diversity/productivity relationship and belowground niche differentiation have done so for fully occupied sites, not very young tree communities that are in the process of occupying belowground space. Here we used a 5-6 year old forest diversity experiment to analyse how fine-root (

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