|Belowground Forest Ecosystems|
|Instructor:||Dr. Sue Grayston|
|Important Course Pages|
Syntheses of the roles that interactions between aboveground and belowground communities play in regulating the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, and their responses to global change. Main topic areas; discussion and demonstration of molecular tools and stable isotope methods to identify and study the linkages between above and below-ground organisms. Four key topics: 1. Biotic interactions in the soil, 2. Plant community effects, 3. The role of aboveground consumers, 4. The influence of species gains and losses.