Ecology and mycology

Fungal communities in fallen wood as a model system to investigate how the history of fungal community assembly regulates ecosystem Laboratory experiments are being used to determine whether the impacts of assembly history on ecosystem functioning depend upon soil fertility and fungivory. To  determine the relative importance of assembly history against the natural background of environmental variability. This project will provide new ecological insights by showing that historical information, though difficult to obtain in nature, can be essential for explaining seemingly idiosyncratic variation in ecosystem functioning.

The key to understanding distribution and diversity of fungi relates to available energy. Fungi are found wherever organic carbon is available. The presence of carbon compounds determines the distribution of most heterotrophic microbes. Where organic carbon is common, a variety of fungi will be present, and will be competing using a diversity of mechanisms. In addition, the specific attributes of the habitat will influence which species proliferate at the site, and how successful they are. These aspects contribute to how we might approach conservation of fungi, and restoration of fungal attributes to degraded or disturbed habitats.

  • Fungal Ecology
  • Competition between Fungi
  • Mechanisms for Conserving Fungi
  • Hyphal Interactions
  • Population dynamics
  • Role in ecosystem functioning
  • Intra- and Inter-specific Mycelial interactions
  • Fungus-invertebrate and fungus-microbe interaction
  • Advance Mycological Research

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