Dead wood fungi in North America : an insight into research and conservation potential

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Moose , R A , Schigel , D , Kirby , L J & Shumskaya , M 2019 , ' Dead wood fungi in North America : an insight into research and conservation potential ' , Nature Conservation , no. 32 , pp. 1-17 . https://doi.org/10.3897/natureconservation.32.30875

Title: Dead wood fungi in North America : an insight into research and conservation potential
Author: Moose, Ryan A.; Schigel, Dmitry; Kirby, Lucas J.; Shumskaya, Maria
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Biosciences
Date: 2019-01-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Nature Conservation
ISSN: 1314-6947
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/299190
Abstract: Saproxylic fungi act as keystone species in forest ecosystems because they colonise and decompose dead wood, facilitating colonisation by later species. Here, we review the importance of intact forest ecosystems to dead wood fungi, as well as trends in their diversity research and challenges in conservation. Saproxylic communities are sensitive to transition from virgin forests to managed ecosystems, since the latter often results in reduced tree diversity and the removal of their natural habitat dead wood. The impact of dead wood management can be quite significant since many saproxylic fungi are host-specific. The significance of citizen science and educational programmes for saproxylic mycology is discussed with the emphasis on the North American region. We intend to raise the awareness of the role that dead wood fungi play in forest health in order to support development of corresponding conservational programmes.
Subject: saproxylic fungi
dead wood
saproxylic biodiversity
coarse woody debris
INHABITING FUNGI
NORWAY SPRUCE
FOREST MANAGEMENT
EXTINCTION DEBT
DECAY GRADIENT
BIODIVERSITY
SOIL
COMMUNITIES
TEMPERATURE
MAGNITUDE
1172 Environmental sciences
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
4112 Forestry
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