Cord-forming fungi in British woodlands

posted on July 9, 2013

Sylva scholar Kirsty Monk, has co-authored a paper published in the Royal Forestry Society‘s journal this month. It describes the role and importance of the lesser known group of ecosystem engineers in British woodlands; cord-forming fungi. With fellow author Gabriel Hemery, they examine the extent of our fungal knowledge and discuss their implications for forestry in the future.

Cord-forming fungi in British woodlands: what they are and what they do

Cord-forming fungi in British woodlands: what they are and what they do

The authors end with a salient and practical point for all woodland owners:

“The time has come to consider all components of woodland ecosystems when managing for timber or woodland products. Future improvements to timber yields and woodland health will lie in improving nutrient cycling and woodland resilience, especially in the light of projected environmental change and the uncertainly it presents to woodland owners and managers.”

Monk, K. and Hemery, G. (2013). Cord-forming fungi in British woodlands: what they are and what they do. Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 107, 3, 197-202.

The article is freely available to download from the Forestry Horizons library, with kind permission of the Royal Forestry Society.


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ICF 2009 Conference proceedings published

posted on May 20, 2009
visit the Forestry Horizons website to download the conference proceedings

ICF Proceedings written and compiled by Sylva

The Conference Proceedings written and compiled by Sylva have now been published are available on our think-tank website. Click on the image.

Hemery, G. E. (2009) Timber, mutton or fuel? Debating the economics of land use and forestry. Institute of Chartered Foresters, National Conference 22-23 April 2009, Cardiff. pp. 37.

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Sylva sponsors ICF 2009 National Conference

posted on April 20, 2009

Institute of Chartered Foresters

We are pleased to be supporting the Institute of Chartered Foresters by co-sponsoring their national conference in Cardiff on 22/23 April 2009 on the topical subject of Landuse and forestry.

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