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Diversity and phenology of the macrofungal assemblages supported by liltter in a tall, wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest in southern Tasmania, Australia

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Gates, G and Mohammed, CL and Wardlaw, T and Davidson, NJ and Ratkowsky, DA, Diversity and phenology of the macrofungal assemblages supported by liltter in a tall, wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest in southern Tasmania, Australia, Fungal Ecology, 4, (1) pp. 68-75. ISSN 1754-5048 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2010.08.001

Abstract

Litter in the tall, wet Eucalyptus obliqua forests of southern Tasmania supports rich and diverse macrofungal assemblages, with a total of 146 macrofungal species found fruiting in or on litter in a 1 ha area of native forest encompassing a range of fire histories. Of these, less than half (65 species) can be considered as preferring litter as a substratum, the remainder being more commonly found on soil or wood. Although each plot of differing wildfire history had a characteristic litter mycota, this distinctiveness was not so pronounced as for the macrofungal assemblages associated with soil and wood. The time line for the fruiting of most litter-preferring macrofungal species was narrower than that for species on wood and soil, with peak fruiting occurring during April-July. Fruiting at other times correlated with rainfall events in warm dry weather. Species richness and diversity were correlated with the three main vegetation types which generated the litter.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords: Eucalypt, litter, macrofungi, Tasmania, wildfire
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Gates, G (Dr Genevieve Gates)
Author:Mohammed, CL (Professor Caroline Mohammed)
Author:Davidson, NJ (Dr Neil Davidson)
Author:Ratkowsky, DA (Dr David Ratkowsky)
ID Code:60292
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2010-01-28
Last Modified:2018-03-28
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