Aboveground herbivores drive stronger plant species-specific feedback than belowground fungi to regulate tree community assembly

Ectomycorrhizal (EcM) tree species often become more dominant than arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) tree species in temperate forests, but they generally coexist. Theory predicts that ecological feedback mediated by aboveground herbivory and/or belowground microbes could explain these dominance/coexiste…