Mycorrhizal Mediation Of Soil: Fertility, Structure, And Carbon Storage

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byNancy Collins Johnson, Catherine Gehring, Jan Jansa

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Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil: Fertility, Structure, and Carbon Storage offers a better understanding of mycorrhizal mediation that will help inform earth system models and subsequently improve the accuracy of global carbon model predictions. Mycorrhizas transport tremendous quantities of plant-derived carbon below ground and are increasingly recognized for their importance in the creation, structure, and function of soils. Different global carbon models vary widely in their predictions of the dynamics of the terrestrial carbon pool, ranging from a large sink to a large source. This edited book presents a unique synthesis of the influence of environmental change on mycorrhizas across a wide range of ecosystems, as well as a clear examination of new discoveries and challenges for the future, to inform land management practices that preserve or increase below ground carbon storage. Synthesizes the abundance of research on the influence of environmental change on mycorrhizas across a wide range of ecosystems from a variety of leading international researchers Focuses on the specific role of mycorrhizal fungi in soil processes, with an emphasis on soil development and carbon storage, including coverage of cutting-edge methods and perspectives Includes a chapter in each section on future avenues for further study

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Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil: Fertility, Structure, and Carbon Storage offers a better understanding of mycorrhizal mediation that will help inform earth system models and subsequently improve the accuracy of global carbon model predictions. Mycorrhizas transport tremendous quantities of plant-derived carbon below ground and are incre...

Nancy Collins Johnson has been a professor of soil ecology at Northern Arizona University since 1997. She earned a PhD in Ecology and Plant Pathology from the University of Minnesota (with David Tilman) and a MS degree in Botany from the University of Wisconsin. Johnson and her students study interactions among communities of plants an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:526 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128043121

ISBN - 13:9780128043127

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Mycorrhizas: At the Interface of Biological, Soil, and Earth Sciences

Section I. Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil Development

Chapter 2. Mycorrhizal Symbioses and Pedogenesis Throughout Earth's History

Chapter 3. Role of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Mineral Weathering and Nutrient Mining from Soil Parent Material

Chapter 4. Mycorrhizal Interactions With Climate, Soil Parent Material, and Topography

Chapter 5. Mycorrhizas Across Successional Gradients

Section II. Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil Fertility

Chapter 6. Introduction: Perspectives on Mycorrhizas and Soil Fertility

Chapter 7. Fungal and Plant Tools for the Uptake of Nutrients in Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: A Molecular View

Chapter 8. Accessibility of Inorganic and Organic Nutrients for Mycorrhizas

Chapter 9. Mycorrhizas as Nutrient and Energy Pumps of Soil Food Webs: Multitrophic Interactions and Feedbacks

Chapter 10. Implications of Past, Current, and Future Agricultural Practices for Mycorrhiza-Mediated Nutrient Flux

Chapter 11. Integrating Ectomycorrhizas Into Sustainable Management of Temperate Forests

Chapter 12. Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil Fertility Amidst Nitrogen Eutrophication and Climate Change

Section III. Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil Structure And Soil-Plant Water Relations

Chapter 13. Introduction: Mycorrhizas and Soil Structure, Moisture, and Salinity

Chapter 14. Mycorrhizas and Soil Aggregation

Chapter 15. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Soil Salinity

Chapter 16. Mycorrhizas, Drought, and Host-Plant Mortality

Chapter 17. Soil Water Retention and Availability as Influenced by Mycorrhizal Symbiosis: Consequences for Individual Plants, Communities, and Ecosystems

Chapter 18. Mycorrhizal Networks and Forest Resilience to Drought

Section IV. Mycorrhizal Mediation of Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes and Soil Carbon Storage

Chapter 19. Introduction: Mycorrhizas and the Carbon Cycle

Chapter 20. Carbon and Energy Sources of Mycorrhizal Fungi: Obligate Symbionts or Latent Saprotrophs?

Chapter 21. Magnitude, Dynamics, and Control of the Carbon Flow to Mycorrhizas

Chapter 22. Trading Carbon Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Their Hyphae-Associated Microbes

Chapter 23. Immobilization of Carbon in Mycorrhizal Mycelial Biomass and Secretions

Chapter 24. Mycorrhizal Interactions With Saprotrophs and Impact on Soil Carbon Storage

Chapter 25. Biochar Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Interaction in Temperate Soils

Chapter 26. Integrating Mycorrhizas Into Global Scale Models: A Journey Toward Relevance in the Earth's Climate System