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Keyword: soil microbial communities

Can metagenetic studies of soil microbial communities provide insights toward developing novel management approaches for Armillaria root disease?

Publications Posted on: June 23, 2016
Armillaria root diseases are among the most damaging and broadly distributed group of forest diseases in the world (Lockman et al. in press). Armillaria root disease is typically more severe in highly susceptible tree species and in trees that are maladapted due to rapidly changing climatic conditions (Ayres and Lombardero 2000, Kliejunas et al. 2009, Sturrock et al. 2011).

Short- and long-term influence of stand density on soil microbial communities in ponderosa pine forests

Publications Posted on: May 14, 2013
Soil microbial communities process plant detritus and returns nutrients needed for plant growth. Increased knowledge of this intimate linkage between plant and soil microbial communities will provide a better understanding of ecosystem response to changing abiotic and biotic conditions.