Table of contents for Trees, truffles, and beasts : how forests function / Chris Maser, Andrew W. Claridge, and James M. Trappe.

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Scope of This Book-From the Microscope to Infinity
Forests Are a Study in Complexity
Soil Is Every Forest's Foundation
People and Forests Are Inseparable
Chapter 1: The Forest We See
The Visible Infrastructure of the Forest
Composition, Structure, and Function
Pacific Northwestern United States versus Southeastern Australia
Chapter 2: The Unseen Forest
The Genesis of Soil
Chemical Weathering
The Addition of Organic Material to Mineral Soil
The Living Community Within the Soil
The Nitrogen Fixers
Scavengers, the Recyclers in the Soil
The Environment is a Seamless Whole
Chapter 3: Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: Co-Evolution in Action
In the Beginning
Mycorrhizae Enter the Scene
Fungal Nourishment: Decomposition and Symbiosis
Global Diversification of Organisms, Unification of Functions
Host Specificity and Forest Succession
Trees, Truffles and Beasts: Spore Dispersal Through Mycophagy
Chapter 4: Of Animals and Fungi
Obligate Mycophagists
United States
Preferential Mycophagists
United States
Casual or Opportunistic Mycophagists
United States
Accidental Mycophagists
Preferences in Fungal Diets
Invertebrate Mycophagists
Chapter 5: The Importance of Mycophagy
The Fungal Feast: Nutritional Rewards of Mycophagy
Proteins and Amino Acids
Fats and Fatty Acids
Nutrient Availability, Symbiosis, and Digestive Strategy
Truffle Diversity, the Key to Mycophagist Nutrition
Ecosystem Services of Mycophagy
Mycophagy Interactions With Soil Moisture
Mycophagy Initiates and Maintains Truffle Diversity
Chapter 6: Landscape Patterns and Fire
Landscape Patterns
The Role of Fire in Forests
Fire in the Western United States
Fire in Southeastern, Mainland Australia
Lessons from Byadbo, Mount St. Helens, Omeo, and Beyond
The Mycorrhizal Response to Disturbance
The Role of Spore Dispersal by Mycophagy
Emulating Fire Patterns
Chapter 7: Forest Succession and Habitat Dynamics
Developmental Stages of the Forest
Autogenic Succession Above Ground
Autogenic Succession Below Ground
The Dynamics of Habitat
Landscape Patterns
United States
Humanity's Fragmentation
Equality Among Species
Chapter 8: Of Life Styles and Shared Habitats
A Glimpse of Two U.S. Forests
A Glimpse of Two Australian Forests
The Inherent Ecological Services of Mycophagous Mammals
The Fungal Connection
The Fruit-Body Connection
The Squirrel Connection
The Pellet Connection
Mycophagy as a Basis of Infrastructural Relationships
Putting It All Together
Partitioning Habitat in the United States
Partitioning Habitat in Australia
Partitioning Food in the United States
Partitioning Food in Australia
Temporal Segregation in the United States
Temporal Segregation in Australia
The Importance of Ecological "Backups"
Chapter 9: Conclusions
Focus on the Desired Outcome
Differences and Commonalities
Shifting Our Focus
Reinvesting Biological Capital
Appendix A: North American Common and Scientific Names
Appendix B: Australian Common and Scientific Names

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Forest ecology.
Forest ecology -- United States.
Forest ecology -- Australia.