Friday, July 29, 2011

The Social Life of Trees

mycorrhizal networks in forests
Suzanne Simard at UBC is heading up research examining fungi networks in forests. The fungi have a symbiotic relationship with the trees, connecting their roots and facilitate the sharing of resources. The trees supply carbohydrates and the fungi supply water and nutrients from the soil. The networks enhance survival under stress, e.g., drought or climate change, growth, and resilience.

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