Dow Digital Science Center

Sarah Neumann

Determining the mechanisms for species coexistence is a fundamental goal of ecology. This projects aim is to link two seemingly disparate mechanisms (e.g., negative distance-dependent mortality and light-based niche partitioning) for species coexistence via plant-soil feedback processes, which will result in a more mechanistic understanding of forest community dynamics.

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Plant-soil feedback and species coexistence: interactions among soil pathogens, light, and species life histories