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The Fungal Community

Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

Edited by John Dighton, James F. White

CRC Press

597 pages | 72 Color Illus. | 60 B/W Illus.

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"…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."

-Lynne Boddy, Cardiff 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. … 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, 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."

- Anthony Amend, Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Manoa in Economic Botany, V. 61

 

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:

  • Adds 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
  • Includes a broader treatment of fungal communities in natural ecosystems with in-depth coverage of fungal adaptations to stress and conservation
  • Expands 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

PRAISE FOR 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

Table of Contents

INTEGRATING GENOMICS AND METAGENOMICS INTO COMMUNITY ANALYSIS

Molecular community ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Joe 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 Rozpądek, 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

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General