Fungal wood decomposer activities influence community structures of myxomycetes and bryophytes on coarse woody debris

Yu Fukasawa, Kazunari Takahashi, Tomotsugu Arikawa, Tsutomu Hattori, Nitaro Maekawa

研究成果: Article査読

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Dead wood is an important habitat for forest organisms, and wood decay fungi are the principal agents determining the dead wood properties that influence the communities of organisms inhabiting dead wood. In this study, we investigated the effects of wood decomposer fungi on the communities of myxomycetes and bryophytes inhabiting decayed logs. On 196 pine logs, 72 species of fungi, 34 species and seven varieties of myxomycetes, and 16 species of bryophytes were identified. Although white rot was the dominant decay type in sapwood and heartwood, brown and soft rots were also prevalent, particularly in sapwood. Moreover, white rot and soft rot were positively and brown rot negatively correlated with wood pH. Ordination analyses clearly showed a succession of cryptogam species during log decomposition and showed significant correlations of communities with the pH, water content, and decay type of wood. These analyses indicate that fungal wood decomposer activities strongly influence the cryptogam communities on dead wood.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)44-52
ページ数9
ジャーナルFungal Ecology
14
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 4 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生態、進化、行動および分類学
  • 生態学
  • 生態モデリング
  • 植物科学

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