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Editorial: Plant-soil interactions under changing climate

December 18, 2020

The health and well-being of plants and soil is crucial for all life on Earth. It is well-known that vegetation cover follows climatic zones, and plants respond to climatic drivers such as temperature and precipitation (Seddon et al., 2016; Kattge et al., 2020). It is also well-known that plant health depends on the properties and health of the soil (Ephrath et al., 2020), and that strong interactions among biota above and belowground dictate the functioning of both realms (Van der Putten et al., 2013). Yet, soils and the processes occurring belowground are often considered a “black box,” and are treated very simplistically in our efforts to understand, quantify, and model the future of the planet. Our understanding of the interactions between plants and soils is also far from complete and offers some of the most important research frontiers in community ecology, biogeochemistry, and global change science.

Publication Year 2020
Title Editorial: Plant-soil interactions under changing climate
DOI 10.3389/fpls.2020.621235
Authors Sanna Sevanto, Charlotte Grossiord, Tamir Klein, Sasha C. Reed
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Frontiers in Plant Science
Index ID 70217203
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Southwest Biological Science Center