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Ecological Importance of Ectomycorrhizal Linkages in the Ozark Mountains and the Fernow Experimental Forest

@inproceedings{Bursick2013EcologicalIO,
  title={Ecological Importance of Ectomycorrhizal Linkages in the Ozark Mountains and the Fernow Experimental Forest},
  author={Shelly K. Bursick},
  year={2013}
}
Underground stem-to-stem linkages involving ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi are probably important in forest ecosystems, since these linkages could assist in the survival of established trees as well as increasing the growth and development of seedlings and saplings. This study compared forest communities of the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas and the Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virginia by examining species richness, diversity, relative abundance, and the potential for stems to… 

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