This book provides a synthesis of plant-soil-plant interactions from the plot to landscape scale. It focuses on the process level, which is relevant to many types of multispecies agroecosystems (agroforestry, intercropping and others). It also links basic research to practical application (and indigenous knowledge) in a wide range of systems with or without trees, and considers implications of below-ground interactions for the environment and global change issues. The contents include root architecture and dynamics, plant-soil biota interactions, soil biodiversity and food webs, water and nutrient cycling, and the necessary linkage to modelling approaches.
Van Noordwijk, M.; Cadisch, G.; Ong, C.K. Below-ground interactions in tropical agroecosystems: concepts and models with multiple plant components. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK (2004) 440 pp. ISBN 0-85199-673-6 [DOI: 10.1079/9780851996738.0000]