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Polypore diversity in managed and old-growth boreal Picea abies forests in southern Finland
Abstract Polypore communities were compared between mature managed, overmature managed, and old-growth spruce-dominated forests in southern Finland. A total of 85 polypore species, with 6000 records,… Expand
Specialist species of wood‐inhabiting fungi struggle while generalists thrive in fragmented boreal forests
Summary The loss of suitable habitats is one of the main causes behind the loss of species and communities. Habitat fragmentation, that is, the division of the remaining habitat into small and… Expand
Consequences of forest fragmentation for polyporous fungi at two spatial scales
Greatly reduced area of old-growth forests and the very low amount of dead wood in managed forests in northern Europe have caused a marked decline in the populations of saproxylic species. It is less… Expand
Forest fragmentation truncates a food chain based on an old‐growth forest bracket fungus
We studied the effect of forest fragmentation on the insect community inhabiting an old-growth forest specialist bracket fungus, Fomitopsis rosea, in eastern Finland. Samples of the fungus from large… Expand
Interactions of fungi at late stages of wood decomposition.
Species of wood-rotting fungi succeed each other during the decomposition of a tree trunk; details of this succession vary from tree to tree. Besides the general pathways of fungal decomposition,… Expand
Effects of forest restoration by fire on polypores depend strongly on time since disturbance – A case study from Finland based on a 23-year monitoring period
Abstract Fire is increasingly used in management and restoration of forest ecosystems, in order to rehabilitate habitat structure and to create habitats for species dependent on forest fires and dead… Expand
Species associations during the succession of wood-inhabiting fungal communities
We studied fungal succession in decaying wood by compiling time-series data of fruit body observations. We tested the hypothesis that the presence of a primary species affects the probability of a… Expand
Short-term effects of prescribed burning on wood-rotting fungi.
The prefire fungal flora (polypores and corticoid fungi) of 284 dead trees, mainly fallen trunks of Norway spruce (Picea abies), was studied in 1991 in an old, spruce-dominated mesic forest in… Expand
The demographic structure of European aspen (Populus tremula) populations in managed and old-growth boreal forests in eastern Finland
European aspen (Populus tremula L.) is a keystone species for biodiversity in boreal forests. However, large aspen have largely been removed from managed forests, whereas regeneration and the… Expand
Fallen retention aspen trees on clear-cuts can be important habitats for red-listed polypores: a case study in Finland
Green-tree retention is a relatively new forestry application, which aims at decreasing the negative effects of clear-cut logging on forest biodiversity. In this study, the value of retained aspens… Expand