Aboveground–Belowground Community Ecology

  • Takayuki Ohgushi
  • Susanne Wurst
  • Scott N. Johnson

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 234)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Scott N. Johnson, Felicity V. Crotty, James M. W. Ryalls, Philip J. Murray
    Pages 19-46
  3. Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Michael Van Nuland, Joseph K. Bailey
    Pages 69-84
  4. Alison E. Bennett, Peter Orrell, Antonino Malacrino, Maria José Pozo
    Pages 85-116
  5. Kiran R. Gadhave, Alan C. Gange
    Pages 117-133
  6. Bastien Castagneyrol, Pilar Fernandez-Conradi, Pil U. Rasmussen, Cécile Robin, Ayco J. M. Tack
    Pages 135-174
  7. Cari A. Ritzenthaler, Caitlin E. Maloney, Audrey M. Maran, Eric A. Moore, Amanda Winters, Shannon L. Pelini
    Pages 201-221
  8. Wei Huang, Evan Siemann, Jianqing Ding
    Pages 271-291
  9. Paul Kardol, Jonathan R. De Long, Pierre Mariotte
    Pages 293-318
  10. Ian Kaplan, Ana Pineda, Martijn Bezemer
    Pages 319-343
  11. Takayuki Ohgushi, Susanne Wurst, Scott N. Johnson
    Pages 345-361
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 363-370

About this book


Researchers now recognize that above- and belowground communities are indirectly linked to one another, often by plant-mediated mechanisms. To date, however, there has been no single multi-authored edited volume on the subject. This book remedies that gap, and offers state-of-the art insights into basic and applied research on aboveground-belowground interactions and their functional consequences. Drawing on a diverse pool of global expertise, the authors present diverse approaches that span a range of scales and levels of complexity.
The respective chapters provide in-depth information on the current state of research, and outline future prospects in the field of aboveground-belowground community ecology. In particular, the book’s goal is to expand readers’ knowledge of the evolutionary, community and ecosystem consequences of aboveground-belowground interactions, making it essential reading for all biologists, graduate students and advanced undergraduates working in this rapidly expanding field. It touches on multiple research fields including ecology, botany, zoology, entomology, microbiology and the related applied areas of biodiversity management and conservation.


Plant-herbivore interactions Plant-microbe interactions Multi-species interactions Multi-trophic interactions Ecosystem functioning Trait change Indirect Interactiions Plant-mediated interactions Above-belowground interactions Aboveground-belowground linkages Soil invertebrates Rhizobacteria Soil biota

Editors and affiliations

  • Takayuki Ohgushi
    • 1
  • Susanne Wurst
    • 2
  • Scott N. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Ecological ResearchKyoto UniversityShigaJapan
  2. 2.Functional Biodiversity, Institute of BiologyFreie UniversitätBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Hawkesbury Institute for the EnvironmentWestern Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia

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