About this Research Topic
In this Research Topic, we invite submissions addressing all facets of a novel, holistic “ecosystem nutrition” approach. Ecosystem nutrition combines the concepts of nutrient cycling, biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology, thereby integrating processes at different spatial and temporal scales and in different ecosystem compartments as well as interactions and feedbacks associated with the nutrition of an ecosystem. Thus, this Research Topic has a wide focus on novel advanced concepts, methods and results ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem and landscape scale. Furthermore we are looking for contributions investigating the spatial heterogeneity of forest ecosystems, as well as their medium and long-term responses to changing nutrition. Finally, modelling approaches for a better understanding of those complex interactions are highly welcome.
Keywords: Soil and plant microbiome, Forest, Trees, Plants, Roots, Mycorrhiza, Biodiversity, Nutrient allocation, Ecosystem scale, Nutrient source tracing, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Soil carbon, Major cations, Nutrient cycling, Soil organic matter turnover, Mobilization processes, Plant availability, Nutrient use efficiency, Resilience, Disturbance, Adaptation, Element budget, Stoichiometry
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