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First data for Sylva Scholar

posted on April 8, 2011
Sylva Scholar Kirsty Monk studying a log sample

Sylva Scholar Kirsty Monk studying a log sample

Two months after the start of the logs experiment, I have begun collecting the first samples. I have been in the field revisiting all 170 logs across two woodland sites, collecting a sample of every fungus found on each log for molecular analysis.

This data will be used for statistical analysis to identify differences in fungal colonisation and diversity on wood from different tree species and under different forest stand types.

Initial analysis of the data will begin within the next few weeks and will feed into many other experiments over the course of the scholarship project.

Kirsty Monk

Read more about the Sylva Scholarship project

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