Sterkenburg2019: Clearcuts kill mycorrhizal fungi

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Sterkenburg and colleagues investigate what happens to mycorrhizal fungi when a pine forest is logged, with differing amounts of trees left. If only 5 % of the trees are left, as in the FSC-standard, then 75 % of the mycorrhizal fungi species will die. It takes about 90 years for the species richness to recover, but rare species might not come back. Read more in the Journal of Applied Ecology.