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Dispersal may limit the occurrence of specialist wood decay fungi already at small spatial scales
TLDR
It is concluded that the diluting effect of distance and low establishment success make the occurrence of P. centrifuga dispersal limited possibly already at the distance of tens of metres and very probably at a few hundred metres from the nearest fruit body, despite the fact that under favourable conditions a high proportion of the spores can disperse considerably further.
Effects of retention level and fire on retention tree dynamics in boreal forests
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This study proved that tree retention can maintain the continuity of dead wood over early successional stages, if the level of retention is high enough, and fire can be too severe for maintaining living trees or continuity of diverse dead wood.
Combined effects of retention forestry and prescribed burning on polypore fungi
TLDR
It is shown, for the first time, that retention trees can host rich polypore assemblages, and even some red-listed species, and, thus, be useful in conservation of forest biodiversity outside protected areas.
Noteworthy records of aphyllophoroid fungi in Finland (Basidiomycota)
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41 aphyllophoroid fungi are listed as new to some sections of the boreal vegetation zone in Finland, mainly polypores and corticioids.
Burning harvested sites enhances polypore diversity on stumps and slash
TLDR
The results show that stumps and slash can be valuable substrates for wood-decaying fungi, including rare and red-listed species, and are recommended to apply prescribed burnings on harvested sites, to enhance polypore diversity in managed forests.
Diversity of fungi in harvested forests 10 years after logging and burning: Polypore assemblages on different woody substrates
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The results show that dead wood can host diverse polypore assemblages also in managed forests after timber harvests, however, the pre-requisite for maintaining fungal diversity appears to be that – in addition to sufficient amount of substrates - also qualitative variation in dead wood substrates is maintained.
Harvested and burned forests as habitats for polypore fungi
TLDR
Prescribed fire can be utilized as an effective method to modify dead wood dynamics and for the creation of more variable dead wood substrates on managed forest sites, and demonstrate new possibilities for the conservation of dead-wood-dependent species outside protected areas.