From lilliput to brobdingnag: Extending models of mycorrhizal function across scales

Nancy Johnson, Jason D. Hoeksema, James D. Bever, V. Bala Chaudhary, Catherine A Gehring, John Klironomos, Roger Koide, R. Michael Miller, John Moore, Peter Moutoglis, Mark Schwartz, Suzanne Simard, William Swenson, James Umbanhowar, Gail Wilson, Catherine Zabinski

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Abstract

Mycorrhizae occur in nearly all terrestrial ecosystems. Resource exchange between host plants and mycorrhizal fungi influences community, ecosystem, and even global patterns and processes. Understanding the mechanisms and consequences of mycorrhizal symbioses across a hierarchy of scales will help predict system responses to environmental change and facilitate the management of these responses for sustainability and productivity. Conceptual and mathematical models have been developed to help understand and predict mycorrhizal functions. These models are most developed for individual- and population-scale processes, but models at community, ecosystem, and global scales are also beginning to emerge. We review seven types of mycorrhizal models that vary in their scale of resolution and dynamics, and discuss approaches for integrating these models with each other and with general models of terrestrial ecosystems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-900
Number of pages12
JournalBioScience
Volume56
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

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Ecosystem
Mycorrhizae
terrestrial ecosystem
Symbiosis
ecosystems
plant and fungus
Fungi
mycorrhizae
Theoretical Models
mycorrhiza
ecosystem
symbiosis
mycorrhizal fungi
mathematical models
host plants
host plant
environmental change
sustainability
Population
productivity

Keywords

  • Models
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Scale
  • Stoichiometry

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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From lilliput to brobdingnag : Extending models of mycorrhizal function across scales. / Johnson, Nancy; Hoeksema, Jason D.; Bever, James D.; Chaudhary, V. Bala; Gehring, Catherine A; Klironomos, John; Koide, Roger; Miller, R. Michael; Moore, John; Moutoglis, Peter; Schwartz, Mark; Simard, Suzanne; Swenson, William; Umbanhowar, James; Wilson, Gail; Zabinski, Catherine.

In: BioScience, Vol. 56, No. 11, 11.2006, p. 889-900.

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Johnson, N, Hoeksema, JD, Bever, JD, Chaudhary, VB, Gehring, CA, Klironomos, J, Koide, R, Miller, RM, Moore, J, Moutoglis, P, Schwartz, M, Simard, S, Swenson, W, Umbanhowar, J, Wilson, G & Zabinski, C 2006, 'From lilliput to brobdingnag: Extending models of mycorrhizal function across scales', BioScience, vol. 56, no. 11, pp. 889-900. https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2006)56[889:FLTBEM]2.0.CO;2
Johnson, Nancy ; Hoeksema, Jason D. ; Bever, James D. ; Chaudhary, V. Bala ; Gehring, Catherine A ; Klironomos, John ; Koide, Roger ; Miller, R. Michael ; Moore, John ; Moutoglis, Peter ; Schwartz, Mark ; Simard, Suzanne ; Swenson, William ; Umbanhowar, James ; Wilson, Gail ; Zabinski, Catherine. / From lilliput to brobdingnag : Extending models of mycorrhizal function across scales. In: BioScience. 2006 ; Vol. 56, No. 11. pp. 889-900.
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