Getting to the root of the matter: Landscape implications of plant-fungal interactions for tree migration in Alaska


Hewitt, R.E., et al.

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Landscape Ecology
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Forecasting the expansion of forest into Alaska tundra is critical to predicting regional ecosystem services, including climate feedbacks such as carbon storage. Controls over seedling establishment govern forest development and migration potential. Ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF), obligate symbionts of all Alaskan tree species, are particularly important to seedling establishment, yet their significance to landscape vegetation change is largely unknown.

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