Oecologia 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.
Institute of Botany, The Czech Academy of Sciences, 252 43, Průhonice, Czech Republic.
Strength and direction of plant-soil feedback (PSF), the reciprocal interactions between plants and soil, can change over time and have distinct effects on different life stages. PSF and its temporal development can also be modified by external biotic and abiotic factors such as competition and resource availability, yet most PSF research is conducted in simple experimental settings without considering temporal changes. Here I have studied the effect of different competitive settings (intraspecific, interspecific, and no competition) and nutrient addition on the magnitude and direction of biomass-based PSF (performance in conspecific relative to heterospecific inoculum) across 46 grassland species, estimated at the 4th, 10th, and 13th month of the response phase. Read More