Presents a coherent examination of wood decay processes, with close examination of the biology of the fungi involved. Brings together diverse material on the complex interactions between wood resources, organisms, and the environmentall of which influence the decay process. Provides detailed coverage on the microenvironment of wood, the nature of the organisms inhabiting it, and the various ways in which wood influences natural and human-made ecosystems. In addition to in-depth technical information, the authors present personal and speculative views designed to provoke debate and stimulate new approaches to the prevention, treatment, and manipulation of the wood decay process.
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Table of Contents
Wood as an Environment for Fungal Growth.
Quantification and Characterization of Occurrence and Activity of Wood Decay Fungi.
Identity and Ecological Roles of Organisms in Decaying Wood.
Breeding Strategies and Variation.
Interspecific Fungal Interactions and Their Role in the Structure and Development of Decay Communities.
General Patterns and Dynamics of Wood Production and Decomposition in Natural and Manmade Ecosystems.
Colonization of the Standing Tree.
Colonization of Fallen and Cut Wood.
Colonization of Converted Wood.