A1 Journal article (refereed)
Resource use of wood-inhabiting fungi in different boreal forest types (2017)

Juutilainen, K., Mönkkönen, M., Kotiranta, H., & Halme, P. (2017). Resource use of wood-inhabiting fungi in different boreal forest types. Fungal Ecology, 27(Part A), 96-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2017.03.003

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All authors or editors: Juutilainen, Katja; Mönkkönen, Mikko; Kotiranta, Heikki; Halme, Panu

Journal or series: Fungal Ecology

ISSN: 1754-5048

eISSN: 1878-0083

Publication year: 2017

Volume: 27

Issue number: Part A

Pages range: 96-106

Publisher: Elsevier

Place of Publication: Lontoo

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2017.03.003

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/54193


Generalist species are usually widespread and abundant, and thrive in heterogeneous environments. Specialists, in turn, are generally more restricted in their range, and benefit from more stable conditions. Therefore, increasing human-induced disturbance can have more negative effects on specialist than generalist species. We assessed the specialization of 77 wood-inhabiting fungal species across seven boreal forest types and different substratum qualities. A significantly higher number of specialist species was associated with herb-rich forests and afforested fields than with managed coniferous forests and wood pastures, the number of specialists associated with natural coniferous forests being intermediate. Also, forest type specialists were indicated to be specialists for their substratum tree species as well, but specialization in substratum diameter was not connected with other kinds of specialization. Species with restricted resource or habitat preferences can less readily respond to environmental change, and therefore are more vulnerable to extinction.

Keywords: coniferous forests; corticioids; fungi; types and species; specialisation; environmental changes; adaptation (change); endangered species; extinction (death); natural diversity; environmental protection

Free keywords: coarse woody debris; fine woody debris; generalist species; managed forest; natural forest; specialist species

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Reporting Year: 2017

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