Berglund2005: Extinction debt for lichen in boreal forests

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Berglund och Jonsson (2005) verify the extinction debt for lichens and fungi in boreal forests in Sweden by comparing remnants of old-growth forests in a forestry-dominated landscape with smaller patches of natural forest in a wetland environment that have been in a dynamic equilibrium for thousands of years. They find that fungi in the forest remnants had disappeared quickly while more than expected lichen were found. Read the whole article in Conservation Biology.