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dc.contributor.authorHodkinson, Ian Den_UK
dc.contributor.authorWookey, Philipen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe need to understand the functional linkages between Arctic/alpine soil communities and the major soil processes is stressed. Soil organisms are classified into broad functional groups and it is suggested that the functional success of any organism can be defined by its position along four axes, namely population responsiveness, dispersability, ecophysiological flexibility and resource use flexibility. Each of these axes is defined by reference to a spectrum of relevant ecological attributes. The resilience and response of tundra communities to change are discussed and the possible alteration in community structure and function that may result from shifting climate patterns are reviewed. The interrelationship between the spatial distribution patterns of organisms and their dispersability is highlighted and the significance of the thermal environment in moderating the competitive interaction between species is emphasised. The advantages and disadvantages of various approaches to studying the effect of climate change on Arctic/alpine community structure and function are contrasted. In particular, the manipulative experimental approach is distinguished from the comparative approach that makes use of measurements taken along geographical/ecological transects as analogues for climate change.en_UK
dc.publisherElsevier Scienceen_UK
dc.relationHodkinson ID & Wookey P (1999) Functional ecology of soil organisms in tundra ecosystems: Towards the future. Applied Soil Ecology, 11 (2-3), pp. 111-126.
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dc.subjectArctic soilen_UK
dc.subjecttundra ecosystemen_UK
dc.subjectcommunity structure and functionen_UK
dc.subjectclimate changeen_UK
dc.titleFunctional ecology of soil organisms in tundra ecosystems: Towards the futureen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleApplied Soil Ecologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderUniversity of Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationLiverpool John Moores Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Holloway University of Londonen_UK
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