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Fungal community composition and function after long-term exposure of northern forests to elevated atmospheric CO2 and tropospheric O3Author(s): Ivan P. Edwards; Donald R. Zak
Source: Global Change Biology. 17: 2184-2195.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe long-term effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and tropospheric O3 concentrations on fungal communities in soil are not well understood. Here, we examine fungal community composition and the activities of cellobiohydrolase and N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAG) after 10 years of exposure to 1.5 times ambient levels of CO2 and O3 in aspen and aspen-birch forest ecosystems, and compare these results to earlier studies in the same long-term experiment.
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CitationEdwards, Ivan P.; Zak, Donald R. 2011. Fungal community composition and function after long-term exposure of northern forests to elevated atmospheric CO2 and tropospheric O3. Global Change Biology. 17: 2184-2195.
Keywordselevated carbon dioxide, elevated ozone, enzyme activities, FACE, fungal communities, long-term
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