Fungi play important roles in ecosystems and have ubiquitous and intimate interactions with plants. Despite their important roles, we know very little about how fungi are responding to climate change.
In collaboration with Håvard Kauserud, I’m using datasets from North America and collaborating on a Europe-wide project aiming to build an understanding of how fungi are responding to climate change. We are asking questions such as:
Do fungi have different responses to climate change than plants?
What might different responses among these groups mean for ecosystem processes and plant performance?
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