Ylva K. Toljander

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Soil abiotic factors are considered to be important in determining the distribution of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal species; however, there are few field data to support this. Here, we relate ECM species distributions to changes in soil chemistry along a short (90-m), natural nutrient gradient. The ECM community was characterized, using morphological and(More)
The majority of plants interacts with mycorrhizal fungi, which predominantly provide mutual benefits, but also costs. We tested the hypothesis that specific combinations of host plants (four commercial varieties of Salix spp.) and ectomycorrhizal partners (species of Laccaria, Paxillus, Tricholoma and Hebeloma) differ in their effects on the host foliar(More)
A fluctuating environment may facilitate co-existence of species, and high species richness may be important for maintaining ecosystem processes under changing environmental conditions. A positive relationship has been found between species richness and primary production in many experiments, and there is now an increasing interest whether similar(More)
Willows (Salix spp.) are mycorrhizal tree species sometimes cultivated as short rotation coppice (SRC) on arable sites for energy purposes; they are also among the earliest plants colonising primary successional sites in natural stands. The objective of this study was to analyse the degree of colonisation and diversity of ectomycorrhizal (EM) communities on(More)
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