Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-23-1-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-23-1-2023
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13 Jan 2023
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Plant clustering generates negative plant–soil feedback without changing the spatial distribution of soil fauna

Peihua Zhang, Dries Bonte, Gerlinde De Deyn, and Martijn L. Vandegehuchte

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The dispersal of soil nematodes was not affected by plant spatial configurations, which mostly varied according to their life-history strategy. However, creeping bentgrass grown in a more clustered spatial configuration developed a larger aboveground biomass, which was coupled with a reduction in biomass of subsequently grown ryegrass and plantain. The negative plant–soil feedback may be attributed to the depleted soil nutrients by the stimulated plant growth due to plant–nematode interactions.