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Macrofungi in early stages of forest regeneration in Tasmania's southern forests


Ratkowsky, DA and Gates, G, Macrofungi in early stages of forest regeneration in Tasmania's southern forests, Tasforests, 18, (November) pp. 55-66. ISSN 1033-8306 (2009) [Refereed Article]


The present study compares the macrofungi at three study sites in the lowland wet eucalypt forest of southern Tasmania, all in early stages of regeneration, two from silvicultural treatments and one from wildfire. Although not part of a designed experiment, the three areas provided an unbroken, partially overlapping time-line in which macrofungi were recorded during the first 38 months of their development after disturbance and/or fire. Two of the three regenerating units had adjacent mature forest, the macrofungi of which were markedly different from those in the regeneration, the latter being dominated by opportunistic, predominantly saprotrophic species and very low in the symbiotic basidiomycetous ectomycorrhizal species that are abundant in the soils of mature forests. Studies such as these assist in a growing understanding of the nature of the early successional mycota in the southern forests of Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Native forests
UTAS Author:Ratkowsky, DA (Dr David Ratkowsky)
UTAS Author:Gates, G (Dr Genevieve Gates)
ID Code:40889
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2007-05-11
Last Modified:2012-03-05

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