Fungi In Ecosystem Processes

Fungi In Ecosystem Processes

by John Dighton, J. Dighton, Dighton Dighton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824742443

ISBN-13: 9780824742447

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Adopting the novel approach of viewing the role of fungi from the perspective of ecosystem functions, this book examines the importance of fungi in soil formation, plant primary production, sustenance of secondary producers, and regulation of plant and animal populations and communities. This volume emphasizes the idea that fungi are not alone in the regulation of

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Overview

Adopting the novel approach of viewing the role of fungi from the perspective of ecosystem functions, this book examines the importance of fungi in soil formation, plant primary production, sustenance of secondary producers, and regulation of plant and animal populations and communities. This volume emphasizes the idea that fungi are not alone in the regulation of these processes. It addresses the main processes occurring in ecosystems and showing where and how fungi are critical, and enables readers to gain a better understanding of the role of fungi in shaping ecosystems. "Fungi in Ecosystem Processes" considers the negative impact of fungi on faunal productivity and includes more than 1200 citations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824742447
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Mycology Series, #31
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Fungi and Primary Productivity: Making Nutrients Available
Fungi and Primary Productivity: Plant Growth and Carbon Fixation
Fungi, Secondary Productivity, and Other Fungal-Faunal Interactions
Fungi and Population and Community Regulation
Fungal Interactions with Humans
Synopsis and Outlook to the Future
Index

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