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Fungi play a vital role in the functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, yet they have received little attention in the debate on environmental change. This volume seeks to redress the imbalance with the analysis of fungi in relation to: global warming, UV-B radiation, atmospheric and terrestrial pollutants, deforestation in the tropics, loss of biodiversity, genetic engineering and chaos theory.
First published in 1996.
' ... the book provides an interesting pot-pourri of contributions that range across a wide variety of interactions including the effects of global warming, UV-B radiation, both atmospheric and terrestrial pollutants, tropical deforestation and genetic engineering ... there is certainly plenty of interest in the book for both ecologists or mycologists.' Jeremy Burdon, Journal of Applied Ecology 'This timely review, which reminds us just how important fungi are in our world, will be of interest to mycologists, ecologists and others concerned with environmental change.' Martin Crawford, Agroforestry News ' ... provides valuable up-to-date information on numerous interactions between environmental change and fungi ... This book is recommendable to mycologists, plant biologists and plant physiologists.' Michael Fischer, Journal of Plant Physiology ' ... form a valuable introduction to a number of areas of new exploration and are a valuable source of data for those engaged in relating science and the environment to public policy. the book is very well edited, is easy to read (except where occasional, necessary, technical jargon supervenes) and is presented in an interesting fashion, with good graphic material.' N. F. Robertson, Annals of Botany
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