Interconnectivity of habitats in soil: combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions

Wilfred Otten, Kirsty Binnie, Iain M. Young, Jonathan Villot, Dmitri V. Grinev

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Abstract

The extreme heterogeneity and interconnectivity of the 3-dimensional pore space within soil makes it a unique habitat for the diverse microbial population and has a pivotal role in microbial interactions. Manipulation and quantification of the 3-dimensional pore space and the spatial distribution of micro-organisms is therefore essential if we are to fully understand microbial interactions. Here we pack soil microcosms at different bulk-densities to manipulate soil structure and use x-ray micro tomography and soil thin sections to analyse the effect on the connectivity of the pore volume and on fungal exploration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication IOBC-WPRS Bulletin
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the meeting at Dijon (France): Multitrophic interactions in soil
PublisherIOBC-WPRS
Pages131-134
Number of pages4
Volume42
ISBN (Print)9789290672166
StatePublished - 2009
EventIOBC Conference Working Group - Dijon, France

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OtherIOBC Conference Working Group
CountryFrance
CityDijon
Period24/06/0727/06/07

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soil
pore space
tomography
habitat
soil-structure interaction
soil structure
thin section
microcosm
bulk density
connectivity
spatial distribution

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Otten, W., Binnie, K., Young, I. M., Villot, J., & Grinev, D. V. (2009). Interconnectivity of habitats in soil: combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions. In IOBC-WPRS Bulletin: Proceedings of the meeting at Dijon (France): Multitrophic interactions in soil (Vol. 42, pp. 131-134). IOBC-WPRS.

Otten, Wilfred; Binnie, Kirsty; Young, Iain M.; Villot, Jonathan; Grinev, Dmitri V. / Interconnectivity of habitats in soil : combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions.

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin: Proceedings of the meeting at Dijon (France): Multitrophic interactions in soil. Vol. 42 IOBC-WPRS, 2009. p. 131-134.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Otten, W, Binnie, K, Young, IM, Villot, J & Grinev, DV 2009, Interconnectivity of habitats in soil: combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions. in IOBC-WPRS Bulletin: Proceedings of the meeting at Dijon (France): Multitrophic interactions in soil. vol. 42, IOBC-WPRS, pp. 131-134, IOBC Conference Working Group, Dijon, France, 24-27 June.

Interconnectivity of habitats in soil : combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions. / Otten, Wilfred; Binnie, Kirsty; Young, Iain M.; Villot, Jonathan; Grinev, Dmitri V.

IOBC-WPRS Bulletin: Proceedings of the meeting at Dijon (France): Multitrophic interactions in soil. Vol. 42 IOBC-WPRS, 2009. p. 131-134.

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Otten W, Binnie K, Young IM, Villot J, Grinev DV. Interconnectivity of habitats in soil: combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions. In IOBC-WPRS Bulletin: Proceedings of the meeting at Dijon (France): Multitrophic interactions in soil. Vol. 42. IOBC-WPRS. 2009. p. 131-134.