SEMINÁRIO EM ECOLOGIA E EVOLUÇÃO
Landscape ecology of fungal communities: habitat specificity and disturbance-driven compositional shifts in tropical and arctic fung.
József Geml and Luis Morgado, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Fungi represent one of the largest groups of living organisms and play central roles in the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems as plant symbionts, pathogens, and decomposers. However, only a small fraction of fungi has been described and there is even less information on their ecology, such as habitat preference, distribution, and functional guilds. In this talk I will present case studies on how large-scale metabarcoding can give first insights into diversity, spatial structuring, and community turnover of soil fungal communities in tropical and arctic biomes.