Figure: The photo shows a grassy soil sample taken with an earth boring stick and lying on a blue foil between tall growing grass of a meadow

Study the:

  1. Effects of land use and plant traits on phylogenetic clustering in AM fungal communities
  2. Effects of land use on root biomass and root production in all grassland EPs
  3. Spatial and temporal effects on AM fungal communities (cooperation with WG Kandeler)

Vályi K. (2016): Community ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the molecular era. Dissertation, FU Berlin
More information:  www.diss.fu-berlin.de
Landnutzungsintensität und Wirtspflanzenidentität beeinflussen interaktiv Artengemeinschaften von arbuskulären Mykorrhizapilzen in Wurzeln von Wiesenpflanzen
Valyi K., Rillig M. C., Hempel S. (2015): Land-use intensity and host plant identity interactively shape communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in roots of grassland plants. New Phytologist 205 (4), 1577–1586. doi: 10.1111/nph.13236
More information:  doi.org

Scientific assistants

Dr. Stefan Hempel
Dr. Stefan Hempel
Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig
Project manager
Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig
Freie Universität Berlin