The effects of grazing history, soil properties and stand structure on the communities of saprotrophic fungi in wood-pastures
Tervonen, K., Oldén, A., Taskinen, S., & Halme, P. (2022). The effects of grazing history, soil properties and stand structure on the communities of saprotrophic fungi in wood-pastures. Fungal Ecology, 60, Article 101163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2022.101163
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DisciplineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologiaTilastotiedeResurssiviisausyhteisöEvoluutiotutkimus (huippuyksikkö)Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyStatisticsSchool of Resource WisdomCentre of Excellence in Evolutionary Research
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Wood-pastures are threatened anthropogenic biotopes that provide habitat for an extensive group of species. Here we studied the effect of management, grazing intensity, time since abandonment, historical land-use intensity, soil properties and stand conditions on communities of saprotrophic fungi in wood-pastures in Central Finland. We found that the proportion of broadleaved trees and soil pH are the major drivers in the communities of saprotrophic fungi in these boreal wood-pastures. In addition, tree species richness, soil moisture, historical land-use intensity and time since abandonment affected the communities of saprotrophic fungi. Current management or grazing intensity did not have a clear effect on saprotrophic fungal species richness, although dung-inhabiting fungal species richness was highest at intermediate to high grazing intensity. Obviously, there were many more dung-inhabiting fungal species on grazed than on abandoned sites. Our study highlights the conservation value of wood-pastures as hotspots of saprotrophic fungi. ...
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Additional information about fundingThis study was financially supported by the Ministry of the Environment (The research programme of deficiently known and threatened forest species PUTTE, through a grant to PH), Kone Foundation (through grants to KT, AO, ST and PH), European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (through Bull by the Horns -project), Olvi Foundation (through a grant to PH), Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo (through a grant to KT), and Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica (through grants to KT). ...
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