2015.10.17 RhizoNet meeting in Beijing. Thanks to all who attended for helping to make this meeting great. A special thanks to all the speakers who gave excellent talks. We hope to see you all again soon! Presentations from the October 2015 meeting are now available for download.
Linking roots, the rhizosphere and soil science with aboveground ecosystem ecology--RhizoNet is a network designed to link observations of roots, soil fungi, and belowground processes with whole-plant and ecosystem function. Beginning with a suite of sites across China and elsewhere, the overarching goal of RhizoNet is to bring the often disparate fields of aboveground and belowground ecology into balance. To that end, the collaborative framework offered by RhizoNet provides information on methods and approaches to facilitate cross-site and cross-species comparisons.
Recent RhizoNet Publications
Liu B, J He, F Zeng, J Lei, SK Arndt. Life span and structure of ephemeral root modules of different functional groups from a desert system. New Phytologist, in press.
Li F and W Bao, New insights into leaf and fine-root trait relationships: implications of resource acquisition among 23 xerophytic woody species. Ecology and Evolution, 5: 5344-5351 (2015).
Sun K, Li L, ML McCormack, L Li, Z Ma, D Guo. Fast-cycling unit of root turnover in seven perennial herbaceous plants: implications for estimating root dynamics in herbaceous root systems. Scientific Reports, 6: 19698.
McCormack ML, IA Dickie, DM Eissenstat, TJ Fahey, CW Fernandez, D Guo, H-S Helmisaari, EA Hobbie, CM Iversen, RB Jackson, J Leppälammi-Kujansuu, RJ Norby, RP Phillips, KS Pregitzer, SG Pritchard, B Rewald, M Zadworny. Redefining fine roots improves understanding of belowground contributions to terrestrial biosphere processes. New Phytologist, 207: 505-518 (2015).
Tian J, ML McCormack, J Wang, D Guo, X Zhang, G Yu. Linkages between the microbial metabolic functional diversity and soil organic matter fractions within a broad-leaved Korean pine forest in Changbai Mountain. European Journal of Soil Biology, 66: 57-64 (2015).