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Phosphorus-mobilisation ecosystem engineering

posted May 22, 2012, 8:41 PM by Etienne Laliberté

We have a new paper now in press in Annals of Botany that describes the process of phosphorus-mobilisation ecosystem engineering in young soils that are rich in phosphorus (P), but where P is strongly sorbed (and thus not easily available).

Plants that release large amounts of carboxylates to mobilise this large but not easily-available pool of P make P accessible to neighbouring plants that do have have specialised strategies to access sorbed P.

A PDF of the paper can be found in my publications page.