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Fungi in Vegetation Science : Handbook of Vegetation Science - Wulfard Winterhoff

Fungi in Vegetation Science

Handbook of Vegetation Science

By: Wulfard Winterhoff (Editor)

Hardcover Published: September 1992
ISBN: 9780792316749
Number Of Pages: 258

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Readers will perhaps be surprised to find a volume about fungi within a handbook of vegetation science. Although fungi traditionally feature in textbooks on botany, at least since Whittaker (1969), they have mostly been categorised as an independent kingdom of organisms or, in contrast to the animal and plant kingdom, as probionta together with algae and protozoa. More relevant for ecology than the systematic separation of fungi from plants is the different lifestyle of fungi which, in contrast to most plants, live as parasites, saprophytes or in symbiosis. Theoretical factors aside, there are also practical methodological considerations which favour the distinction between fungal and plant communities, as has been shown for example by Dörfelt (1974). Despite their special position the coenology of fungi has been dealt with in the handbook of vegetation science. It would be wrong to conclude that we underestimate the important differences between fungal and plant communities. The reasons for including the former are that mycocoenology developed from phytocoenology, the similarity of the methods and concepts still employed today and the close correlation between fungi and plants in biocoenoses.

Series Editor's preface
List of contributors
Introductionp. 1
The analysis and classification of fungal communities with special reference to macrofungip. 7
Macrofungi on soil in deciduous forestsp. 49
Macrofungi on soil in coniferous forestsp. 79
Macrofungal communities outside forestsp. 113
Macrofungi on special substratesp. 151
The analysis of communities of saprophytic microfungi with special reference to soil fungip. 183
Communities of parasitic microfungip. 225
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780792316749
ISBN-10: 0792316746
Series: Handbook of Vegetation Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: September 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64

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