Caister Academic Press

Terrestrial Fungi and Global Climate Change

Irina Sidorova and Elena Voronina
from: Climate Change and Microbial Ecology: Current Research and Future Trends (Second Edition) (Edited by: Jürgen Marxsen). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2020) Pages: 133-192.


Global change is expected to affect fungi both directly and through associated organisms. Due to ubiquity and many-sided ecosystem roles, fungi can largely contribute to ecosystem resilience under negative impacts, thus their responses to warming, extreme weather events, carbon dioxide and nitrogen-elevated concentrations are essential. Fungal responses to climate change factors are hard to discriminate from non-climatic ones because of retaining gaps in fungal ecology and geography and huge variety across taxa and functional guilds. Here we present a review of recent data on different groups of terrestrial saprotrophic, mycorrhizal and pathogenic fungi perspectives under climate change with discussing possible mechanisms underlying effects observed or predicted read more ...
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