Rhizosphere carbon dynamics

The flow of carbon from roots to soils is one of the least understood processes in forests. We investigate the exudation of carbon from roots, its interaction with soil fungi and consequences on soils.

Relevant publications

Hupperts S, Karst J, Pritsch K, Landhäusser S. 2017. Host phenology and potential saprotrophism of ectomycorrhizal fungi of aspen in the boreal forest.  Functional Ecology 31(1): 116-126

Karst J, Gaster J, Wiley E, Landhäusser SM. 2016. Stress differentially causes roots of tree seedlings to exude carbon. Tree Physiology 37: 154-164

Karst J and Landhäusser SM. 2014. Low soil temperatures increase carbon reserves in Picea mariana and Pinus contorta. Annals of Forest Science 71: 371-380