Editorial: Plant-soil interactions under changing climate

Frontiers in Plant Science
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Abstract

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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Editorial: Plant-soil interactions under changing climate
Series title Frontiers in Plant Science
DOI 10.3389/fpls.2020.621235
Volume 11
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Frontiers
Contributing office(s) Southwest Biological Science Center
Description 621235, 2 p.
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