Fungi in Ecosystem Processes
Edited by John Dighton
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Fungi in Ecosystem Processes by John Dighton
Book DescriptionAdopting the novel approach of viewing the role of fungi from the perspective of ecosystem functions, this book examines the importance of fungi in soil formation, plant primary production, sustenance of secondary producers, and regulation of plant and animal populations and communities. This volume emphasizes the idea that fungi are not alone in the regulation of these processes. It addresses the main processes occurring in ecosystems and showing where and how fungi are critical, and enables readers to gain a better understanding of the role of fungi in shaping ecosystems. "Fungi in Ecosystem Processes" considers the negative impact of fungi on faunal productivity and includes more than 1200 citations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780824742447
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Marcel Dekker Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 14-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Addresses various questions related to the observations, characterizations, and functional attributes of fungal assemblages and their interaction with the environment and other organisms. This book intends to promote awareness of the functional methods of classification over taxonomic methods. It focuses on ecological discussions.
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Author Biography - John Dighton
John Dighton is Director of the Rutgers University Pinelands Field Station, New Lisbon, New Jersey, and Professor of Biology at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, New Bruinswick, and in the Department of biology at the Camden Campus, Rutgers University, New Jersey. The author or coathor of more than 100 professional publications, he is a member of the British Mycological Society, the British Ecological Society, and the Mycological Society of America, among others. Dr. Dighton received the B.Sc. degree (1971) from the University of London, England; the M.Sc. degree (1973) from the University of Durham, England, and the Ph.D. degree (1976) from the University of London, Queen Elizabeth College, England.
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