Handbook of Vegetation Science

Fungi in vegetation science

Editors: Winterhoff, W. (Ed.)

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Readers will perhaps be surprised to find a volume about fungi within a handbook of vegetation science. Although fungi traditionally feature in textbooks on botany, at least since Whittaker (1969), they have mostly been categorised as an independent kingdom of organisms or, in contrast to the animal and plant kingdom, as probionta together with algae and protozoa. More relevant for ecology than the systematic separation of fungi from plants is the different lifestyle of fungi which, in contrast to most plants, live as parasites, saprophytes or in symbiosis. Theoretical factors aside, there are also practical methodological considerations which favour the distinction between fungal and plant communities, as has been shown for example by Dörfelt (1974).
Despite their special position the coenology of fungi has been dealt with in the handbook of vegetation science. It would be wrong to conclude that we underestimate the important differences between fungal and plant communities. The reasons for including the former are that mycocoenology developed from phytocoenology, the similarity of the methods and concepts still employed today and the close correlation between fungi and plants in biocoenoses.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Winterhoff, W.

    Pages 1-5

  • The analysis and classification of fungal communities with special reference to macrofungi

    Arnolds, Eef

    Pages 7-47

  • Macrofungi on soil in deciduous forests

    Bujakiewicz, Anna

    Pages 49-78

  • Macrofungi on soil in coniferous forests

    Kost, Gerhard

    Pages 79-111

  • Macrofungal communities outside forests

    Arnolds, Eef

    Pages 113-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fungi in vegetation science
Editors
  • W. Winterhoff
Series Title
Handbook of Vegetation Science
Series Volume
19
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2414-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2414-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1674-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5065-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 258
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