University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences


Experiment 309 - The effects of mycelial morphology and mycorrhizal type on fungal necromass decomposition

The decomposition of dead fungal tissues (hereafter referred to as necromass) represents an important yet understudied carbon flux in terrestrial ecosystems. We propose to examine how mycelial growth morphology and mycorrhizal type influence the rate of necromass decomposition in forest and grassland soils. We will bury small mesh bags filled with fungal necromass of different mycelial morphologies and mycorrhizal types in both Quercus and Pinus dominated forests and a forest-grassland ecotone at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Fungal necromass decomposition rates will be quantified after 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, and 3 months in summer 2017.

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