A global map to understand changing forests

In and around the tangled roots of the forest floor, fungi and bacteria grow with trees, exchanging nutrients for carbon in a vast, global marketplace. A new effort to map the most abundant of these symbiotic relationships—involving more than 1.1 million forest sites and 28,000 tree species—has revealed factors that determine where different types of symbionts will flourish. The work could help scientists understand how symbiotic partnerships structure the world's forests and how they could be affected by a warming climate.

A global map to understand changing forests

Thu 16 May 19 from Phys.org

Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses

Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1128-0A spatially explicit global map of tree symbioses with nitrogen-fixing bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi reveals ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Nature News

Wood wide web: Trees' social networks are mapped

Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots and fungi, connecting trees and plants to one another.

Wed 15 May 19 from BBC News

Researchers map symbiotic relationships between trees and microbes worldwide

In and around the tangled roots of the forest floor, fungi and bacteria grow with trees, exchanging nutrients for carbon in a vast, global marketplace. A new effort to map the most abundant ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

Scientists map global “Internet of Mushrooms”

Thu 16 May 19 from ZME Science

Mapping microbial symbioses in forests

Data collected from over 1 million forest plots reveals patterns of where plant roots form symbiotic relationships with fungi and bacteria.

Wed 15 May 19 from ScienceDaily

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