Jones, J.J., Guinel, F. and Antunes, P.M. Accepted. Carbonatite rock can enhance plant growth and nutrition depending on crop traits. Plant and Soil


Primieri, S., Santos, J.C.P. and Antunes, P.M., 2021. Nodule-associated bacteria alter the mutualism between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and N2 fixing bacteria. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 154, p.108149.

Duchesneau, K., Golemiec, A., Colautti, R.I. and Antunes, P.M., 2021. Functional shifts of soil microbial communities associated with Alliaria petiolata invasion. Pedobiologia, 84, p.150700.


Kokkoris, V., Lekberg, Y., Antunes, P.M., Fahey, C., Fordyce, J.A., Kivlin, S.N. and Hart, M.M., 2020. Codependency between plant and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities: what is the evidence? New Phytologist, 228(3), pp.828-838.


Fahey, C., Koyama, A., Antunes, P.M., Dunfield, K., Flory, S.L. 2020. Plant communities mediate the interactive effects of invasion and drought on soil microbial communities. The ISME Journal. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-020-0614-6

Jones, J.M.C., Guinel, F.C., Antunes, P.M. 2020. Carbonatites as rock fertilizers: A review. Rhizosphere 13: 100188 - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2020.100188


Jones, J.M.C., Webb, E.A., Lynch, M.D.J., Charles, T.C., Antunes, P.M., Guinel, F.C. 2019. Does a carbonatite deposit influence its surrounding ecosystem? FACETS 4(1): 389-406.

Koyama, A., Maherali, H. Antunes, P.M. 2019. Plant geographic origin and phylogeny as potential drivers of community structure in root-inhabiting fungi. Journal of Ecology 107(4): 1720-1736. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13143



Dukes, A., Koyama, A., Antunes, P.M., 2018. Enemy of my enemy: evidence for variable soil biota feedbacks of Vincetoxicum rossicumon native plants. Biological invasions. 21: 67–83.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1804-2


Karst, J., Burns, C., Cale, J., Antunes, P.M., Woods, M., Lamit, L., Hoeksema, J.D., Zabinski, C., Gehring, C., La Fleche, M., Rua. M. 2018. Tree species with limited geographic ranges show extreme responses to ectomycorrhizas. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27:839-848.


Lekberg, Y., Vasar, M., Bullington, L.S., Sepp, S.K., Antunes, P.M., Bunn, R., Larkin, B.G., Öpik, M. 2018.  More bang for the buck? Can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities be characterized adequately alongside other fungi using general fungal primers? New Phytologist. 220: 971-976.

Hart, M., Antunes, P.M., Chaudhary, B. and Abbott, L. 2018. Fungal inoculants in the field – is the reward greater than the risk? Functional Ecol. 32: 126-135.



Antunes, P.M. and Schamp, B.  In press. Constructing standard invasion curves from herbarium data - towards increased predictability of plant invasions. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 10: 293-303.

Rúa, M.A., Lamit, L.J., Gehring, C., Antunes, P.M., Hoeksema, J.D., Zabinski, C., Karst, J., Burns, C., Woods, M. In press. Accounting for local adaptation in ectomycorrhizas: a call to track geographical origin of plants, fungi, and soils in experiments. Mycorrhiza

Eisenhauer, N., Antunes, P.M., Bennett, A.E., Birkhofer, K., Bissett, A., Bowker, M.A., Caruso, T., Chen, B.D., Coleman, D.C., de Boer, W., de Ruiter, P., DeLuca, T.H,. Frati, F., Griffiths, B.S., Hart, M.M., Hättenschwiler, S., Haimi, J., Heethoff, M., Kaneko, N., Kelly, L.C., Leinaas, H.P., Lindo, Z., Macdonald, C., Rillig, M.C., Ruess, L., Scheu, S., Schmidt, O., Seastedt, T.R., van Straalen, N.M., Tiunov, A.V., Zimmer, M., Powell, J.R. 2017. Priorities for research in soil ecology. Pedobiol. 63: 1-7.

Koyama, A., Pietrangelo, O, Sanderson, L., Antunes, P.M. 2017. An empirical investigation of the possibility of adaptability of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to new hosts. Mycorrhiza. 27: 553-563.

Hart, M.M., Antunes, P.M., Abbott, L.K. 2017. Unknown risks to soil biodiversity from commercial fungal inoculants. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, p.0115.

Koch AM, Antunes PM, Maherali H, Hart MM, Klironomos JN. 2017. Evolutionary asymmetry in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: conservatism in fungal morphology does not predict host plant growth. New Phytologist. 214: 1330-1337.

Antunes, P.M. 2017. Native trees of Algoma



Wagner, V., Antunes, P.M., Irvine, M, Nelson, C. 2016. Narrowing the knowledge gap: Herbicide usage for invasive non-native plant management in wildland areas of North America. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54: 198-204.

Martinez-Garcia, L., Pietrangelo, O. and Antunes, P.M. 2016. Parent tree distance-dependent recruitment limitation of native an exotic invasive seedlings in urban forests. Urban Ecosystems. 19: 969-981.

Rúa, M.A., Antoninka, A., Antunes, P.M., Chaudhary, V.B., Gehring, C., Lamit, L.J., Piculell, B.J., Bever, J.D., Zabinski, C., Meadow, J.F., Lajeunesse, M.J., Milligan, B.G., Karst, J., Hoeksema, J.D. 2016. Home-field advantage? Evidence of local adaptation among plants, soil, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi through meta-analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16:122.


Primieri, S., Dalla Costa, M., Stroschein, M.R.D., Stocco, P., Santos, J.C.P. and Antunes, P.M., 2016. Variability in symbiotic effectiveness of N2 fixing bacteria in Mimosa scabrella. Applied Soil Ecology, 102: 19-25.

Day, N.J., Dunfield, K.E. and Antunes, P.M. 2016. Fungi from a non-native invasive plant increase its growth but have different growth effects on native plants. Biological Invasions, 18: 231-243.

Antunes, P.M. and Koyama, A. 2016. Mycorrhizas as nutrient and energy pumps of soil food webs: multitrophic interactions and feedbacks. In Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil: Fertility, Structure, and Carbon Storage. Edited by Johnson, N.C., Gehring, C. and Jansa, J.  Elsevier


Reininger, V., Martinez-Garcia, L., Sanderson, L. and Antunes, P.M. 2015. Composition of fungal soil communities vary with plant abundance and origin. AoB Plants. 

Day, N.J. Dunfield, K.E. and Antunes, P.M. 2015. Temporal dynamics of plant-soil feedback and root-associated fungal communities over 100 years of invasion by a non-native plant. Journal of Ecology, 103: 1557-1569.

Menash, J., Koch, AM., Antunes, P.M. Kiers, T.E., Hart, M.M., Bücking, H. 2015, High functional diversity within species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi is associated with differences in phosphate and nitrogen uptake and fungal phosphate metabolism. Mycorrhiza, 25: 533-546.

Day, N.J, Antunes, P.M. and Dunfield, K.E. 2015. Changes in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities during invasion by an exotic invasive plant. Acta Oecologica, 67: 66-74.

Sanderson, L.A. Day, N.J. and Antunes, P.M. 2015. Edaphic factors and feedback do not limit range expansion of an exotic invasive plant. Plant Ecology, 216: 133-141.

Dias, T., Dukes, A., and Antunes, P. M. 2015. Accounting for soil biotic effects on soil health and crop productivity in the design of crop rotations. Journal of the science of food and Agriculture. 95, 447-454.

Primieri, S., Cesar Pires dos Santos, J. and Antunes, P.M. 2015. A co-inoculação com fungos micorrízico arbusculares e bactérias fixadoras de nitrogênio é altamente benéfica para a Mimosa scabrella. XXX Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo

How accounting for soil feedback can be used in the design of crop rotations - click here 


Ryall, K.L., Dutkiewicz, D., Silk, P.J., Antunes, P.M., and Ochoa, I. 2013.  Ovarian development of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): Effects of age and mating status and influence on attraction to host volatiles. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 149: 77-84.

Lewandowski, T.J., Dunfield, K.E., and Antunes, P.M. 2013. Isolate identity determines plant tolerance to pathogen attack in assembled mycorrhizal communities. PLos ONE 8(4)

Sanderson, L.A., Antunes, P.M. 2013. The exotic plant Vincetoxicum rossicum is a strong competitor even outside its current realized climatic temperature range. Neobiota 16: 1-15.

Derickx, L. and Antunes, P.M. 2013. A guide to the identification and control of exotic invasive species in Ontario's hardwood forests. Algoma University, Sault St. Marie, Canada, pp. 291   

This book was revised by experts from academia, government and not-for-profits and a designer was hired using a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Taking these steps ensured that this book, funded by taxpayers, is freely available online. 


Antunes, P.M., Lehman, A. Hart, M.M., Baumecher, M. and Rillig, M.C. 2012. Long-term effects of soil nutrient deficiency on arbuscular mycorrhizal communities. Functional Ecol. 26: 532-540.

Koch, A.M., Antunes, P.M. and Klironomos, J.N. 2012. Diversity effects on productivity are stronger within than between trophic groups in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. PLoS ONE 7(5):e36950.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036950

Sanderson, L.A. McLaughlin, J.A. and Antunes, P.M. 2012. The last great forest: a review of the status of invasive species in the North American boreal forest. Forestry 85: 329-340.  

Antunes, P.M., Franken P., Schwarz, D., Rillig, M.C., Cosme, M., Scott, M. and Hart, M.M. In press. Linking soil biodiversity and human health: Do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to food nutrition? D. Wall Ed. The Oxford Handbook of Soil Ecology & Ecosystem Services

Costa, F.O., Antunes, P.M. 2012. The contribution of the Barcode of Life Initiative to the discovery and monitoring of biodiversity. In: A. Mendonca (ed.) Resources, Sustainability and Humanity - A comprehensive review. Springer, Berlin, Germany. pp. 37-67 


Wehner, J., Antunes, P.M., Powell, J.R., Caruso, T., Rillig, M.C. 2011 Indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal assemblages protect grassland host plants from pathogens. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27381. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027381

Barto, E.K.*, Antunes, P.M.*, Koch, A.M., Stinson, K., Cipollini, D., Klironomos, J.N. 2011. Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with tree seedlings in and outside of established garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) patches. Biol. Inv. 13: 2755-2762. *equal contribution

Miras-Avalos, J.M., Antunes, P.M., Koch, A., Khosla, K., Klironomos, J.N., Dunfield, K.E. 2011. The influence of tillage on the structure of the rhizosphere and root-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities. Pedobiol. 54: 235-241.

Wagg, C., Antunes, P.M. and Peterson, R.L., 2011. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal phylogeny-related interactions with a non-host. Symbiosis, 53: 41-46.

Koch* A.M., Antunes*, P.M., Barto, E.K., Mummey, D.L., Klironomos, J.N. 2011 The effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungal and garlic mustard introductions on native AM fungal diversity.  Biol. Inv. 13: 1627-1639.  *equal contribution

Wagner, V., Antunes, P.M., Ristow, M. and Lechner, U., Hensen, I. 2011. Prevailing negative plant-soil feedback and no evidence for local adaptation in the steppe grass Stipa capillata. PLoS ONE 6(3):e17580. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017580

Antunes*, P.M. Koch*, A.M., Rillig, M.C., Morton, J.B., Klironomos, J.N. 2011. Evidence for functional divergence in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from contrasting climatic origins. New Phytol., 189: 507-514. *equal contribution

Non-natives: 141 scientists object. Nature 445: 36


Rillig, M.C., Wagner, M., Salem, M., Antunes, P.M., George, C., Ramke, H.G., Titirici, M.M., Antonietti, M. 2010. Material derived from hydrothermal carbonization: effects on plant growth and arbuscular mycorrhiza. App. Soil Ecol., 45: 238-242.

Rillig, M.C., Mardatin, N.F., Leifheit, E.F., Antunes, P.M. 2010. Mycelium of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi increases soil water repellency and is sufficient to maintain water-stable soil aggregates. Soil Biol. Biochem., 42: 1189-1191.

Carvalho, L.M., Antunes, P.M., Martins-Loucao, M.A., Klironomos, J.N. 2010. Disturbance influences the functioning and consequences of plant-soil biota interactions in the invasive Acacia longifolia and native species. Oikos, 119: 1172-1180.

Wehner, J., Antunes, P.M., Powell, J.R., Mazukatow, J., Rillig, M.C. 2010 Plant pathogen protection by mycorrhizas: diversity takes central role. Pedobiol., 53: 197-201.


Mummey, D.L., Antunes, P.M., Rillig, M.C. 2009. Interaction of non-indigenous fungi with a resident mycorrhizal fungal community: root pre-inoculation determines community composition. Soil Biol. Biochem., 41, 1173-1179.

Antunes, P.M., Koch, A.M., Dunfield, K.E., Hart, M.M., Downing, A., Klironomos, J.N. 2009 Influence of commercial inoculation with Glomus intraradices on the structure and functioning of an AM fungal community from an agricultural site. Plant Soil, 317: 257-266.

Hart, M.M., Powell, J.R., Gulden, R.H., Dunfield, K.E., Paula, K.P., Swanton, C.J., Klironomos, J.N., Antunes, P.M., Koch, A.M., Trevors, J.T. 2009 The effect of glyphosate resistant corn and glyphosate on the numbers and diversity of denitrifying bacteria and soil fungi. Pedobiol., 52:253-262.

Powell, J.R., Campbell, R., Dunfield, K.E. Gulden, R.H., Hart, M.M., Levy-Booth, D., Klironomos, J.N., Pauls, K.P., Swanton, C.J., Trevors, J.T, Antunes, P.M. 2009 Effect of glyphosate on the tripartite symbiosis formed by Glomus intraradices, Bradyrhizobium japonicum, and genetically-modified soybean. App. Soil Ecol., 41: 128-136. 


Hillis, D., Antunes, P.M., Sibley, P., Solomon, K., Klironomos, J.N. 2008 Root organ cultures and mycorrhizal fungi in ecological risk assessment: A case study with pharmaceuticals. Chemosphere, 73: 344-352.

Antunes, P.M., Miller, J., Carvalho. L.M., Klironomos, J.N., Newman, J.A. 2008 Effects of the endophytic fungus of Schedonorus phoenix on the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal symbiosis of non-endophytic plants. Functional Ecol., 22: 912-918.

Brito, I., Goss, M.J., Carvalho, M., van Tuinen, D. and Antunes, P.M. 2008 Agronomic management of indigenous mycorrhizas. pp. 375-402. In: A. Varma (ed.) Mycorrhiza: Genetics and Molecular Biology, Eco-Function, Biotechnology, Eco-Physiology, Structure and Systematics. Springer, Berlin, Germany.


Antunes, P.M., Scheneider, K., Klironomos, J.N. 2007. Can the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices actively mobilize P from rock phosphates? Pedobiol., 51:281-186.


Antunes, P.M., Goss M.J., Zhang, T. 2006. The tripartite symbiosis formed by indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Bradyrhizobium japonicum and soybean under field conditions. J. Agron. Crop Sci., 192:373-378.


Antunes, P.M., Deaville, D., Goss, M.J. 2006. Effect of two AMF life strategies on the tripartite symbiosis with Bradyrhizobium japonicum and soybean. Mycorrhiza, 16:167-173.

Antunes, P.M., de Varennes, A., Goss, M.J. 2006 Accumulation of specific flavonoids in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) as a function of the early tripartite symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Bradyrhizobium japonicum (Kirchner) Jordan. Soil Biol. Biochem., 38:1234-1242.

Antunes, P.M., Rajcan, I., Goss, M.J. 2006. Specific flavonoids as interconnecting signals in the tripartite symbiosis formed by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Bradyrhizobium japonicum (Kirchner) Jordan and soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.). Soil Biol. Biochem., 38:533-543.


Antunes, P.M., Goss, M.J. 2005. Communication in the tripartite symbiosis formed by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobia, and legume plants: a review. pp. 199-222. In: R. Zobel and S. Wright (ed.) Roots and soil management: Interactions between roots and the soil. Agron. Monogr. 48. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.


Antunes, P.M. 1999. Efeito de Práticas Culturais Sobre o Potencial Micorrízico de um Solo. Trabalho de fim de curso (Undergraduate thesis project), Universidade de Evora. - In Portuguese