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Research Project: Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation

Location: Livestock and Range Research Laboratory

Title: Toward more robust plant-soil feedback research

Author
item Rinella, Matthew - Matt
item Reinhart, Kurt

Submitted to: Ecology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2017
Publication Date: 1/18/2018
Citation: Rinella, M.J., Reinhart, K.O. 2018. Toward more robust plant-soil feedback research. Ecology. 95:550-556. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2146.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2146

Interpretive Summary: Teste et al. (Reports, 13 January 2017, p. 173) report a trait explaining plant responses to soil bacteria and fungi. Their experimental methods embodied untestable assumptions, and even if these assumptions were met, their analytical assumptions were not. We present (appreciably changed) results of a corrected analysis.

Technical Abstract: Teste et al. (Reports, 13 January 2017, p. 173) report a trait explaining plant responses to soil biota. Their experimental methods embodied untestable assumptions, and even if these assumptions were met, their analytical assumptions were not. We present (appreciably changed) results of a corrected analysis.