A review article about the joint effects of host plant genetic diversity and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities on restoration success

Tsipe and Sabrina published a review paper in Functional Ecology in collaboration with the colleagues from the Plant Ecology Group (Kadri Koorem, Martin Zobel and Guillermo Bueno) and the Catholic University of Leuven (Olivier Honnay and Maarten Van Geel). The review explores the potential effects of simultaneously addressing host plant genetic diversity and supporting arbuscular mycorrhizal communities for maximising restoration success. The significance of these two biodiversity components separately in restoration has been well-recognized. However, understanding about the interacting effects of host plant genetic diversity and mycorrhizal communities on the recovery of wild plant populations is very scarce. To start shedding more light on this question, we offer a topic for a potential bachelor thesis. The thesis will give an overview of the intra-specific variation of host plants in relation to the interactions with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. The preparation of the thesis will be supervised by Kadri Koorem and Tsipe Aavik.

Aavik, T., Träger, S., Zobel, M., Honnay, O., Van Geel, M., Bueno, C. G., & Koorem, K. (2021). The joint effect of host plant genetic diversity and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities on restoration success. Functional Ecology.

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