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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 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 Australia Preferential Mycophagists United States Australia Casual or Opportunistic Mycophagists United States Australia Accidental Mycophagists Preferences in Fungal Diets Invertebrate Mycophagists Chapter 5: The Importance of Mycophagy The Fungal Feast: Nutritional Rewards of Mycophagy Macroelements Microelements Proteins and Amino Acids Carbohydrates Fats and Fatty Acids Vitamins 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 Food Water Shelter Space Privacy Landscape Patterns United States Australia 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 Notes Glossary Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Forest ecology -- United States.
Forest ecology -- Australia.