publication . Article . 2011

Linking substrate and habitat requirements of wood-inhabiting fungi to their regional extinction vulnerability

Reijo Penttilä; Juha Siitonen; Håkan Berglund; Jenni Hottola;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2011 Journal: Ecography, volume 34, pages 864-875 (issn: 0906-7590, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Loss of old-growth forests and greatly reduced volumes of coarse dead wood in managed forests are the main reasons for the decline of many wood-inhabiting species in Europe and elsewhere. To assess the habitat requirements and extinction vulnerability of 13 polypore species associated mainly with spruce, their occurrences were recorded on 96 521 dead-wood objects in 331 stands along a regional gradient of forest utilization history across southern-middle boreal Finland. The substrates studied included a variety of tree species and dead-wood qualities investigated in both unmanaged and managed stands at different successional stages. Hierarchical logistic regress...
free text keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Endangered species, Forest management, Taiga, Biology, Extinction, Ecology, Logging, Threatened species, Old-growth forest, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Habitat, Agroforestry
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