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Network Analyses Can Advance Above-Belowground Ecology. / Ramirez, Kelly S. (Corresponding author); Geisen, Stefan; Morriën, Elly; Snoek, Basten L.; van der Putten, Wim H.

In: Trends in Plant Science, Vol. 23, No. 9, 2018, p. 759-768.

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title = "Network Analyses Can Advance Above-Belowground Ecology",
abstract = "An understanding of above-belowground (AG-BG) ecology is important for evaluating how plant interactions with enemies, symbionts, and decomposers affect species diversity and will respond to global changes. However, research questions and experiments often focus on only a limited number of interactions, creating an incomplete picture of how entire communities may be involved in AG-BG community ecology. Therefore, a pressing challenge is to formulate hypotheses of AG-BG interactions when considering communities in their full complexity. Here we discuss how network analyses can be a powerful tool to progress AG-BG research, link across scales from individual to community and ecosystem, visualize community interactions between the two (AG and BG) subsystems, and develop testable hypotheses.",
keywords = "terrestrial ecology, species interactions, community ecology, global change, NIOO",
author = "Ramirez, {Kelly S.} and Stefan Geisen and Elly Morri{\"e}n and Snoek, {Basten L.} and {van der Putten}, {Wim H.}",
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AU - Ramirez,Kelly S.

AU - Geisen,Stefan

AU - Morriën,Elly

AU - Snoek,Basten L.

AU - van der Putten,Wim H.

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PY - 2018

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KW - species interactions

KW - community ecology

KW - global change

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