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Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities of rehabilitated bauxite mines and adjacent, natural jarrah forest in Western Australia

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Glen, M and Bougher, NL and Colquhoun, IJ and Vlahos, S and Loneragan, WA and O'Brien, PA and Hardy, GESJ, Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities of rehabilitated bauxite mines and adjacent, natural jarrah forest in Western Australia, Forest Ecology and Management, 255, (1) pp. 214-225. ISSN 0378-1127 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2007.09.007

Abstract

Species richness and species composition of ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungi were compared among rehabilitated mine sites and unmined jarrah forest in southwest Western Australia. Species richness, measured in 50 m 50 m plots, was high. In the wetter, western region, mean species richness per plot in 16-year-old rehabilitated mine sites (63.7 2.5, n = 3) was similar to that of unmined jarrah forest (63.6 9.6, n = 9). In the drier, eastern region, species richness in 12-year-old rehabilitated mine sites (40.3 2.1, n = 3) approached that of nearby forest (52.4 9.3, n = 9). Species composition was analysed by detrended correspondence analysis. Rehabilitated sites of similar age clustered together in the analysis and species composition was closer to the native jarrah forest in the older rehabilitated plots. In unmined forest, species composition of fungal communities in the wetter, western region was different from communities in the drier, eastern region.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ectomycorrhizal fungal community, jarrah forest, Eucalyptus marginata, Corymbia calophylla, bauxite mine site rehabilitation, Russula clelandii
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Forestry Sciences
Research Field:Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Objective Field:Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Mining Environments
Author:Glen, M (Dr Morag Glen)
ID Code:96367
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2014-11-03
Last Modified:2014-11-11
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