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

Paperback | November 18, 2016

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 18, 2016Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128043121

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Table of Contents

Section I. Mycorrhizal mediation of soil development

1 Introduction: Mycorrhizal symbioses and pedogenesis throughout Earth's history

2 Role of mycorrhizal symbiosis in mineral weathering and nutrient mining from soil parent material

3 Mycorrhizas across successional gradients

Section II. Mycorrhizal mediation of soil fertility

4 Introduction: Perspectives on mycorrhizas and soil fertility

5 Fungal and plant tools to uptake nutrients in Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: a molecular view

6 Accessibility of inorganic and organic nutrients for mycorrhizas

7 Mycorrhizas as nutrient pumps of soil foodwebs: Multitrophic interactions and feedbacks

8 Implications of past, current and future agriculture to mycorrhizal-mediated nutrient fluxing

9 Mycorrhizal mediation of soil fertility amidst nitrogen eutrophication and climate change

10 Mycorrhizal management for sustainable forestry

Section III. Mycorrhizal mediation of soil structure and soil-plant water relations

11 Introduction: Mycorrhizas and soil properties: plant and soil pathways

12 Mycorrhizal networks and forest resilience to drought

13 Mycorrhizal interactions with soil parent material, climate, and topography

14 Soil aggregate formation

15 Mycorrhizas and plant water relations: Implications for drought

16 Mycorrhizas and soil salinity

17 Soil water retention and availability as influenced by mycorrhizal symbiosis: Consequences for individuals communities and ecosystems

Section IV. Mycorrhizal mediation of ecosystem carbon fluxes and soil carbon storage

18 Introduction: Mycorrhizas and the carbon cycle

19 Carbon and energy sources of the mycorrhizal fungi: Obligate symbionts or latent saprotrophs?

20 Magnitude, dynamics and control of the carbon flow from plants to mycorrhiza

21 Trading carbon between mycorrhizas and hyphae-associated microbes

22 Immobilization of carbon in mycorrhizal biomass and secretions

23 Mycorrhizal interactions with decomposers and the impact on soil carbon storage

24 Mycorrhizas and biochar

25 Integration of mycorrhizas into global carbon models