Reindeer grazing alter soil fungal community structure and litter decomposition related enzyme activities in boreal coniferous forests in Finnish Lapland

@inproceedings{Santalahti2018ReindeerGA,
  title={Reindeer grazing alter soil fungal community structure and litter decomposition related enzyme activities in boreal coniferous forests in Finnish Lapland},
  author={Minna Santalahti and Hui Cui Sun and Outi-Maaria Sieti{\"o} and Kajar K{\"o}ster and Frank Berninger and Tuomas Laurila and Jukka Pumpanen and Jussi Heinonsalo},
  year={2018}
}
Abstract Reindeer grazing in northern boreal zone affects forest floor vegetation heavily and alters the vegetation structure. However, the effect of grazing on soil fungal communities, which are intimately linked to plants, is not currently known. Therefore, our objectives were to investigate changes caused by reindeer grazing on soil fungal communities, litter decomposition rate and litter degrading extracellular enzyme activities. The study was conducted in four areas divided into grazed and… CONTINUE READING
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