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The Fungal Community: Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem

New Edition
Adds new sections on integrating genomics and metagenomics into community analysis, fungi in the built environment, and fungal signaling and communication
Provides in-depth coverage on the use of metagenomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics to identify fungi, helps calculate their abundance, determine their associations among themselves and other organisms, and measure their individual and community function
Includes greatly expanded and updated sections on fungal communities in natural ecosystems, fungal faunal Interactions, fungal communities and climate change and pollution, and fungal conservation
Offers insight into the complexity of studying fungal communities and the importance they may have on local, landscape, and ecosystem levels
Contains contributions of global experts

Series: Mycology Series Volume: 23

By: John Dighton (Editor), James F White, Jr. (Editor)

624 pages, 72 colour & 60 b/w illustrations, 39 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | 10 Feb 2017 | Edition: 4 | #232885 | ISBN-13: 9781498706650
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Hardback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 3 | #152880 | ISBN: 0824723554
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About this book

In all subjects in science, new findings and the use of new technologies allow us to develop an ever-greater understanding of our world. Expanded and updated coverage in the fourth edition includes:
- new sections on Integrating Genomics and Metagenomics into Community Analysis, Recent Advances in Fungal Endophyte Research, Fungi in the Built Environment, and Fungal Signaling and Communication
- a broader treatment of fungal communities in natural ecosystems with in-depth coverage of fungal adaptations to stress and conservation
- coverage of the influence of climate change on fungi and the role of fungi in organically polluted ecosystems

Includes contributions from scientists from 20 nations to illustrate a true global approach for bridging gaps between ecological concepts and mycology

Reviews of the third edition:

" [...] a number of chapters provide excellent summaries of the modern methods available for studying fungal ecology, along with those more traditional methods that are still extremely valuable [...] overall it is a hugely valuable compendium of fungal ecology research. It is a must for the library shelf, and at its reasonable price I highly recommend it for purchase by any researcher with an interest in fungi and the environment."
– Lynne Boddy, Cardi University, UK, Mycological Research, 2006

"These 44 chapters are an excellent starting point for anyone interested in fungal communities, in the broadest sense of the term. It is a book for dipping into [...] may be the last comprehensive treatment of fungal communities before the molecular revolution."
– Meriel Jones, University of Liverpool, UK, Microbiology Today

" [...] the scope of the work is tremendous. The editors have done an admirable job of assembling authors whose combined writings convey current ideas in fungal ecology while still managing to introduce mycologists and ecologists to the concepts and historical context of each others' work. Excellent chapters providing overviews of methods [...] provide a snap shot of the current approaches used to understand fungal communities at several levels of organization. This book should probably be on the shelf of every student of mycology, and many ecologists too. For all students, this book should be a valuable resource and source of inspiration."
– Daniel Henk, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London in Inoculum, Vol. 59, No. 3, May 2008

"Thorough taxonomic and subject indices further aid the reader in navigating through multiple authors' treatments of subjects of interest. Well provisioned bibliographies are another useful addition. [...] this book would be a handy reference for researchers [...] ."
– Anthony Amend, Department of Botany, University of Hawai at Manoa in Economic Botany, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2007


Contents

INTEGRATING GENOMICS AND METAGENOMICS INTO COMMUNITY ANALYSIS
Molecular community ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
      John D.Taylor, Thorunn Helgason and Maarja Öpik
Comparative and functional genomics of ectomycorrhizal symbiosis
      Joske Ruytinx and Francis Martin
Early fungi: Evidence from the fossil record
      Michael Krings, Thomas N. Taylor and Carla J. Harper
Evolution of lichens
      H. Thorsten Lumbsch and Jouko Rikkinen

RECENT ADVANCES IN FUNGAL ENDOPHYTE RESEARCH
A novel framework for decoding fungal endophyte diversity
      Natalie Christian, Briana K. Whitaker and Keith Clay
Foliar endophyte communities and leaf traits in tropical trees
      Sunshine Van Bael, Catalina Estrada and A. Elizabeth Arnold
Community assembly of phyllosphere endophytes: a closer look at fungal life-cycle dynamics, competition and phytochemistry in the shaping of the fungal community
      Christopher B. Zambell and James F. White
Interactions Between Fungal Endophytes and Bacterial Colonizers of Fescue Grass
      Elizabeth Lewis Roberts and Christopher Mark Adamchek

FUNGAL COMMUNITIES IN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Geomycology: geoactive fungal roles in the biosphere
      Geoffrey Michael Gadd,
Lichens and Microfungi in Biocrusts: Structure and Function Now and in the Future
      Jayne Belnap and Otto L. Lange
Ecology of Fungal Phylloplane Epiphytes
      Katalin Malcolm and John Dighton
Wood decay communities in angiosperm wood
      Lynne Boddy, Jennifer Hiscox, Emma C. Gilmartin, Sarah R. Johnston and Jacob Heilmann-Clausen
Lichens in natural Ecosystems
      Darwyn Coxson and Natalie Howe

FUNGAL COMMUNITIES IN MARINE AND AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
Diversity and Role of Fungi in Marine Ecosystem
      Chandralata Raghukumar
Aquatic hyphomycete communities in freshwater
      Kandikere R. Sridhar
The ecology of chytrid and aphelid parasites of phytoplankton
      Thomas G. Jephcott, Floris F. van Ogtrop, Frank H. Gleason, Deborah J. Macarthur, Bettina Scholz
Crown oomycetes have evolved as effective plant and animal parasites
      Marano AV, Gleason FH, Rocha SCO, Pires-Zottarelli CLA, de Souza JI

FUNGAL ADAPTIONS TO STRESS AND CONSERVATION
Adaptations of fungi and fungal like organisms for growth under reduced dissolved oxygen concentrations.
      Sandra Kittelmann, Cathrine S. Manohar, Ray Kearney, Donald O. Natvig, Frank H. Gleason
Fungi in extreme and stressful environments.
      Sharon A. Cantrell
Reaching the wind: Boundary layer escape as a constraint on ascomycete spore dispersal
      Anne Pringle, Michael Brenner, Joerg Fritz, Marcus Roper, Agnese Seminara
Who Cares? The human perspective on fungal conservation
      Elizabeth S. Barron

FUNGAL-FAUNAL INTERACTIONS
Below ground trophic interactions
      Amy Treonis
Mycophagy and Spore Dispersal by Vertebrates
      Alessandra Zambonelli, Francesca Ori and Ian Hall
The Fungal Spore: Myrmecophilous Ophiocordyceps as a case study
      João P. M. Araújo and David P. Hughes
Coevolution of fungi and invertebrates
      Xingzhong Liu, Lin Wang, Meichun Xiang
Fungal diversity of Macrotermes-Termitomyces nests in Tsavo, Kenya
      Jouko Rikkinen and Risto Vesala
Title: Emerging mycoses and fungus-like diseases of vertebrate wildlife
      Hannah T. Reynolds, Daniel Raudabaugh, Osu Lilje, Matthew Allender, Andrew N. Miller, Frank H. Gleason
Geomyces and Pseudogymnoascus: Emergence of a primary pathogen, the causative agent of bat white-nose syndrome
      Verant, M.L., A.M. Minnis, D.L. Lindner, D.S. Blehert

FUNGAL COMMUNITIES, CLIMATE CHANGE AND POLLUTION
Mycorrhizal fungi and accompaning microorganisms in improving phytoremediation techniques
      Piotr Rozpadek, Agnieszka Domka and Katarzyna Turnau
Effects of toxic metals on chytrids, fungal-like organisms and higher fungi
      Linda Henderson, Erna Lilje, Katie Robinson, Frank H. Gleason and Osu Lilje
The Fungal Community in Organically Polluted Systems
      Hauke Harms, Lukas Y. Wick and Dietmar Schlosser
Fungal communities and climate change
      Jennifer M. Talbot

FUNGI IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Decomposition of Wooden Structures by Fungi
      Benjamin W. Held
Fungal degradation of our cultural heritage
      John Dighton
Microorganisms for safeguarding cultural heritage
      Edith Joseph, Saskia Bindschedler, Monica Albini, Lucrezia Comensoli, Wafa Kooli, Lidia Mathys

FUNGAL SIGNALING AND COMMUNICATION
Airborne signals: volatile-mediated communication between plants, fungi, and microorganisms
      Samantha Lee, Guohua Yin and Joan W. Bennett
Mycorrhizal fungal networks as plant communication systems
      David Johnson and Lucy Gilbert
Fungal-fungal interactions: From natural ecosystems to managed plant production with emphasis on biological control of plant diseases.
      Dan Funk Jensen, Magnus Karlsson and Björn Lindahl
Ecology and Evolution of Fungal-Bacterial Interactions
      Stefan Olsson, Paola Bonfante and Teresa E. Pawlowska


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