The e-book from our Frontiers Research topic on ‘Plant silicon interactions between organisms and the implications for ecosystems‘ in now available on the Frontiers website: http://www.frontiersin.org/books/Plant_Silicon_Interactions_between_Organisms_and_the_Implications_for_Ecosystems/1112
or on the Research Topic page:
The issue focuses on new work and includes 9 papers grouped into three categories: Novel methods and fresh approaches, innovative herbivore defence experiments, and new insights into plant silicon uptake and release. It complements our recent Special Feature of reviews in Functional Ecology.
The striking image on the e-book cover is by Kathleen Quigley who studied plant silicon accumulation in the Serengeti, Tanzania for her PhD research.