Thursday, 26 November 2015

Antarctic warming stimulates diversity of soil fungi

A new study predicts that climate change will have a major impact on life in Antarctica this century. Scientists say that results indicated that by 2100 there would be 25 percent more soil fungal 'species' in the most rapidly warming parts of Antarctica.

For details see:

Kevin K. Newsham, David W. Hopkins, Lilia C. Carvalhais, Peter T. Fretwell, Steven P. Rushton, Anthony G. O’Donnell, Paul G. Dennis. Relationship between soil fungal diversity and temperature in the maritime Antarctic. Nature Climate Change, 2015; DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2806

Posted by Tim Sandle