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Root-associated Fungal Communities: Critical Linkages between Plants and Soil

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Root-associated Fungal Communities: Critical Linkages between Plants and Soil (English shop)

Understanding Their Structure and Function to Predict the Impacts of Environmental Change

Rodica Pena (Author)


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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736979642
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736969643
Language English
Page Number 110
Lamination of Cover glossy
Edition 1.
Publication Place Göttingen
Publication Date 2024-02-07
General Categorization Habilitation
Departments Forest science
Keywords Soil, fungal, ectomycorrhizal, root, funghi, functional, plant, species, forest, community, environmental, associated, mycorrhizal, communities, ecology, traits, ecosystem, saprotrophic, diversity, biodiversity, nitrogen, beech, composition, temperate, biomass, polle, tree, response, mycelium, nutrient, assembly, litter, processes, ecological, change, trait, different, carbon, organic, structure, management, services, effects, decomposition, climate, section, leaf, guilds, acquisition, chemical, factors, roots, phytologist, nutrition, cycling, role, related, phylogenetic, journal, ecosystems, ammer, guild, filtering, environment, biology, science, plants, interactions, global, effects, distance, research, nature, function, earthworms, arbuscular, infrared, symbiosis, spectroscopy, microbiological, vegetation, mycobiome, rhizomorphs, mycorrhiza, molecular, biochemical, sylvatica, saprotrophs, phosphorus, broadleaf, trophic, influences, importance, components, transform, investigated, fourier, evolution, Crowther, baldrian, taxonomic, mineral, Free-living soil fungi, Root-associated fungi, Forest ecosystems, Nutrient cycles, Plant productivity, Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF), Ecosystem services, Silvicultural management, Environmental change, Nitrogen stable isotopes, Ectomycorrhizal fungi, Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Soil carbon cycling, Plant nitrogen uptake, Molecular tools, DNA sequencing, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Environmental filtering, Climate change, Forest tree species composition, Fungal functional guilds, Mycorrhizal fungi Saprotrophic fungi Ecosystem functioning Bioinformatics Biostatistics Omics techniques Ergosterol Intraspecific functional diversity Fungal traits Soil biota interaction Temperate forests Beech (Fagus sylvatica) Fungal cultures Soil properties Root resources Forest management intensity Soil gradient Biodiversity Earthworms

This research highlights the vital but often overlooked role of soil fungi in forest ecosystems, focusing on their impact on nutrient cycles, carbon storage, and plant growth. It delves into how these fungi, especially those connected to plant roots, contribute to the overall health and productivity of forests. The study breaks new ground by examining how changes in the environment, influenced by factors like climate change and forest management practices, affect these fungi and the essential services they provide.
The investigation is structured into three main parts: exploring the diversity and makeup of root-associated fungal communities, using advanced infrared spectroscopy to uncover new fungal traits, and studying fungi’s roles in carbon cycling and plant nutrition. Utilizing cutting-edge molecular techniques and large ecological databases, the researchers uncover the complex interactions between fungi, their environment, and plant hosts, demonstrating how these relationships are crucial for ecosystem resilience and productivity.
Key findings reveal that the diversity and structure of fungal communities are crucial for maintaining forest health, particularly in the face of environmental stressors. The study advocates for forest management strategies that promote fungal diversity to enhance ecosystem services, highlighting the importance of fungi in sustaining forest ecosystems and their potential in mitigating the impacts of climate change. This work sets the stage for future research into the intricate relationships between fungi, forests, and global ecological cycles, emphasizing the need for a deeper understanding of these critical but underappreciated organisms.