Resource use of wood-inhabiting fungi in different boreal forest types
Juutilainen, K., Mönkkönen, M., Kotiranta, H., & Halme, P. (2017). Resource use of wood-inhabiting fungi in different boreal forest types. Fungal Ecology, 27(Part A), 96-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2017.03.003
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Generalist species are usually widespread and abundant, and thrive in heterogeneous environments. Specialists, in turn, are generally more restricted in their range, and benefit from more stable conditions. Therefore, increasing human-induced disturbance can have more negative effects on specialist than generalist species. We assessed the specialization of 77 wood-inhabiting fungal species across seven boreal forest types and different substratum qualities. A significantly higher number of specialist species was associated with herb-rich forests and afforested fields than with managed coniferous forests and wood pastures, the number of specialists associated with natural coniferous forests being intermediate. Also, forest type specialists were indicated to be specialists for their substratum tree species as well, but specialization in substratum diameter was not connected with other kinds of specialization. Species with restricted resource or habitat preferences can less readily respond to environmental change, and therefore are more vulnerable to extinction. ...
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Related funder(s)Research Council of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis study was funded by Finnish Ministry of Environment (PUTTE grant to PH), University of Jyv?skyl? and the Academy of Finland (project# 275329 to MM).
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