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An integrated belowground trait‐based understanding of nitrogen driven plant diversity loss

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An integrated belowground trait‐based understanding of nitrogen driven plant diversity loss. / Tian, Qiuying; Lu, Peng; Zhai, Xiufeng et al.

In: Global Change Biology, Vol. 28, No. 11, 30.06.2022, p. 3651-3664.

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Tian, Q, Lu, P, Zhai, X, Zhang, R, Zheng, Y, Wang, H, Nie, B, Bai, W, Niu, S, Shi, P, Yang, Y, Li, K, Yang, D, Stevens, C, Lambers, H & Zhang, WH 2022, 'An integrated belowground trait‐based understanding of nitrogen driven plant diversity loss', Global Change Biology, vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 3651-3664. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16147

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Tian, Q., Lu, P., Zhai, X., Zhang, R., Zheng, Y., Wang, H., Nie, B., Bai, W., Niu, S., Shi, P., Yang, Y., Li, K., Yang, D., Stevens, C., Lambers, H., & Zhang, WH. (2022). An integrated belowground trait‐based understanding of nitrogen driven plant diversity loss. Global Change Biology, 28(11), 3651-3664. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16147

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Tian Q, Lu P, Zhai X, Zhang R, Zheng Y, Wang H et al. An integrated belowground trait‐based understanding of nitrogen driven plant diversity loss. Global Change Biology. 2022 Jun 30;28(11):3651-3664. Epub 2022 Mar 1. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16147

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Tian, Qiuying ; Lu, Peng ; Zhai, Xiufeng et al. / An integrated belowground trait‐based understanding of nitrogen driven plant diversity loss. In: Global Change Biology. 2022 ; Vol. 28, No. 11. pp. 3651-3664.

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title = "An integrated belowground trait‐based understanding of nitrogen driven plant diversity loss",
abstract = "Belowground plant traits play important roles in plant diversity loss driven by atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition. However, the way N enrichment shapes plant microhabitats by patterning belowground traits and finally determines aboveground responses is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the rhizosheath trait of 74 plant species in seven N-addition-simulation experiments across multiple grassland ecosystems in China. We found that rhizosheath formation differed among plant functional groups and contributed to changes in plant community composition induced by N enrichment. Compared with forb species, grass and sedge species exhibited more distinct rhizosheaths; moreover, grasses and sedges expanded their rhizosheaths with increasing N-addition rate which allowed them to colonize belowground habitats. Grasses also shaped a different microenvironment around their roots compared with forbs by affecting the physicochemical, biological and stress-avoiding properties of their rhizosphere soil. Rhizosheaths act as a “biofilm-like shield” by accumulating of protective compounds, carboxylic anions and polysaccharides, determined by both plants and microorganisms. This enhanced the tolerance of grasses and sedges to stresses induced by N enrichment. Conversely, forbs lacked the protective rhizosheaths which renders their roots sensitive to stresses induced by N enrichment, thus contributing to their disappearance under N-enriched conditions. This study uncovers the processes by which belowground facilitation and trait matching affects aboveground responses under conditions of N enrichment, which advances our mechanistic understanding of the contribution of competitive exclusion and environmental tolerance to plant diversity loss caused by N deposition.",
keywords = "General Environmental Science, Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Global and Planetary Change",
author = "Qiuying Tian and Peng Lu and Xiufeng Zhai and Ruifang Zhang and Yao Zheng and Hong Wang and Bao Nie and Wenming Bai and Shuli Niu and Peili Shi and Yuanhe Yang and Kaihui Li and Dianlin Yang and Carly Stevens and Hans Lambers and Wen‐Hao Zhang",
note = "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tian, Q., Lu, P., Zhai, X., Zhang, R., Zheng, Y., Wang, H., Nie, B., Bai, W., Niu, S., Shi, P., Yang, Y., Li, K., Yang, D., Stevens, C., Lambers, H., & Zhang, W.-H. (2022). An integrated belowground trait-based understanding of nitrogen-driven plant diversity loss. Global Change Biology, 28, 3651– 3664. doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16147 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.16147 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving. ",
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AU - Lu, Peng

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AU - Wang, Hong

AU - Nie, Bao

AU - Bai, Wenming

AU - Niu, Shuli

AU - Shi, Peili

AU - Yang, Yuanhe

AU - Li, Kaihui

AU - Yang, Dianlin

AU - Stevens, Carly

AU - Lambers, Hans

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N2 - Belowground plant traits play important roles in plant diversity loss driven by atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition. However, the way N enrichment shapes plant microhabitats by patterning belowground traits and finally determines aboveground responses is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the rhizosheath trait of 74 plant species in seven N-addition-simulation experiments across multiple grassland ecosystems in China. We found that rhizosheath formation differed among plant functional groups and contributed to changes in plant community composition induced by N enrichment. Compared with forb species, grass and sedge species exhibited more distinct rhizosheaths; moreover, grasses and sedges expanded their rhizosheaths with increasing N-addition rate which allowed them to colonize belowground habitats. Grasses also shaped a different microenvironment around their roots compared with forbs by affecting the physicochemical, biological and stress-avoiding properties of their rhizosphere soil. Rhizosheaths act as a “biofilm-like shield” by accumulating of protective compounds, carboxylic anions and polysaccharides, determined by both plants and microorganisms. This enhanced the tolerance of grasses and sedges to stresses induced by N enrichment. Conversely, forbs lacked the protective rhizosheaths which renders their roots sensitive to stresses induced by N enrichment, thus contributing to their disappearance under N-enriched conditions. This study uncovers the processes by which belowground facilitation and trait matching affects aboveground responses under conditions of N enrichment, which advances our mechanistic understanding of the contribution of competitive exclusion and environmental tolerance to plant diversity loss caused by N deposition.

AB - Belowground plant traits play important roles in plant diversity loss driven by atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition. However, the way N enrichment shapes plant microhabitats by patterning belowground traits and finally determines aboveground responses is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the rhizosheath trait of 74 plant species in seven N-addition-simulation experiments across multiple grassland ecosystems in China. We found that rhizosheath formation differed among plant functional groups and contributed to changes in plant community composition induced by N enrichment. Compared with forb species, grass and sedge species exhibited more distinct rhizosheaths; moreover, grasses and sedges expanded their rhizosheaths with increasing N-addition rate which allowed them to colonize belowground habitats. Grasses also shaped a different microenvironment around their roots compared with forbs by affecting the physicochemical, biological and stress-avoiding properties of their rhizosphere soil. Rhizosheaths act as a “biofilm-like shield” by accumulating of protective compounds, carboxylic anions and polysaccharides, determined by both plants and microorganisms. This enhanced the tolerance of grasses and sedges to stresses induced by N enrichment. Conversely, forbs lacked the protective rhizosheaths which renders their roots sensitive to stresses induced by N enrichment, thus contributing to their disappearance under N-enriched conditions. This study uncovers the processes by which belowground facilitation and trait matching affects aboveground responses under conditions of N enrichment, which advances our mechanistic understanding of the contribution of competitive exclusion and environmental tolerance to plant diversity loss caused by N deposition.

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KW - Ecology

KW - Environmental Chemistry

KW - Global and Planetary Change

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