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Title: Effect of soil management on pore geometry and the implications for fungal invasion and interactions
Authors: Kravchenko, Alexandra
Falconer, Ruth E.
Grinev, Dmitri V.
Otten, Wilfred
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre
Keywords: Fungal growth model
3D pore space
X-ray microtomography
Land use
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: International Union of Soil Sciences
Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)International Union of Soil Sciences, available from http://www.iuss.org/19th WCSS/.\title/Title_E.html
Citation: Kravchenko, A., et al. 2010. Effect of soil management on pore geometry and the implications for fungal invasion and interactions. In: R.J. Gilkes and N. Prakongkep, eds. Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil Solutions for a Changing World, Brisbane, Australia 1-6 August 2010. Brisbane: IUSS. pp.33-36
Abstract: Despite the importance of fungi in soil functioning they have received comparatively little attention and our understanding of fungal interactions and communities is lacking. This study aims to combine a physiologically based model of fungal growth and interactions with digitized images of undisturbed soil samples from contrasting management practices to determine the effect of physical structure on fungal growth and colonization. We quantified pore geometries of the undisturbed soil samples from long-term agricultural and native vegetation land uses, modelled invasion of a single fungal species and of two different fungal species within the soil samples; and evaluated the role of soil structure on fungal invasion and species interactions; in particular, we identified those characteristics of the pore volume that promote or exclude fungal invasion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/702
ISBN: 9780646537832
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