Justine Karst (Renewable Resources) explains the positive effects of mycorrhizal fungi on plant growth.
Joseph Birch’s (ALES) study on how fungal networks benefit trees is highlighted in this science blog.
Joseph Birch (ALES) discusses his study that shows the more fungal colonies mature trees are connected to, the better they grow – an important discovery for forest management and climate change response.
Joseph Birch leads the study that shows that growth rate of adult trees is linked to fungal networks colonizing their roots
Disturbances can hit Alberta’s lodgepole pine forests hard—including life under the soil, which can stress forests and make it tougher for pine seedlings to regenerate, said Jean Rodriguez Ramos, a PhD candidate in Renewable Resources at the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences