The effects of weather on fungal abundance and richness among 25 communities in the Intermountain West

  title={The effects of weather on fungal abundance and richness among 25 communities in the Intermountain West},
  author={Sharon M. Talley and Phyllis D Coley and Thomas A. Kursar},
  journal={BMC Ecology},
  pages={7 - 7}
Because moisture and temperature influence the growth of fungi, characterizing weather conditions favorable for fungi may be used to predict the abundance and richness of fungi in habitats with different climate conditions. To estimate habitat favorability to fungi, we examined the relationship of fungal abundance and species richness to various weather and environmental parameters in the Intermountain West. We cultured fungi from air and leaf surfaces, and collected continuous temperature and… CONTINUE READING

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