Special Issue "Mycorrhizal Fungi of Forests"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)
Dr. Burenjargal Otgonsuren
Department of Ecology, Mongolian State University of Agriculture, Zaisan 210153, Khan-Uul district Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Interests: Plant physiology and ecology; mycorrhizal fungal and plant interactions.
Mycorrhizae play a key role in the nutrient and carbon dynamics of forests. Almost all known forms of mycorrhizae can be found in forests, but they are dominated by the ecto, ericoid, and arbuscular mycorrhizal forms. The diversity and function of mycorrhizae in forests has become a topic of increasing interest, especially in relation to carbon cycling and nutrient uptake. However, much of this information is confined to boreal forests. In the face of climate change, many environmental factors, such as increasing atmospheric CO2 and drought, have been shown to influence the species assemblages and functions of mycorrhizae in forests. This issue focuses on the biodiversity and function of mycorrhizae in forests around the world.
Prof. Dr. Douglas L. Godbold
Dr. Burenjargal Otgonsuren
Dr. Hans Göransson
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- arbuscular mycorrhiza
- extramatrical mycelium
- nutrient uptake
- carbon dynamics