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DiSSCo Prepare Milestone report MS3.5 \"Standard Operating Procedures for Digitisation\"

Lisa French, Laurence Livermore, Elspeth Haston, Robyn Drinkwater, Pedro Arsénio, Rui Figueira, Frederik Berger, Ann Bogaerts, Robert Cubey, Sofie De Smedt, Helen Hardy, Sally King, Anne Koivunen, Esko Piirainen, Sabine von Mering, John Zhengzhe Wu & Vincent Smith

DiSSCo Prepare Milestone report MS3.9 \"Staff secondment procedures\"

Helen Hardy, Sabine von Mering, Frederik Berger, Peter Giere, Patricia Mergen, Anne Koivunen, Claus Weiland, Jonas Grieb, Martin Vipp & Kadri Põldmaa

Do large-scale associations in birds imply biotic interactions or environmental filtering?

Merja Elo, Mira H. Kajanus, Jere Tolvanen, Vincent Devictor, Jukka T. Forsman, Aleksi Lehikoinen, Mikko Mönkkönen, James T. Thorson, Maximilian G. R. Vollstädt & Sami M. Kivelä
Aim: There has been a wide interest in the effect of biotic interactions on species’ occurrences and abundances at large spatial scales, coupled with a vast development of the statistical methods to study them. Still, the evidence whether the effects of within-trophic level biotic interactions (e.g. competition and heterospecific attraction) are discernible beyond local scales remains inconsistent. Here, we present a novel hypothesis-testing framework based on joint dynamic species distribution models (JDSDMs) and functional trait...

Population genomics of a forest fungus reveals high gene flow and climate adaptation signatures

Jørn Henrik Sønstebø, Emiliano Trucchi, Jenni Nordén, Inger Skrede, Otto Miettinen, Sajeet Haridas, Jasmyn Pangilinan, Igor V. Grigoriev, Francis Martin, Håvard Kauserud & Sundy Maurice
Genome sequencing of spatially distributed individuals sheds light on how evolution structures genetic variation. Populations of Phellopilus nigrolimitatus, a red-listed wood-inhabiting fungus associated with old-growth coniferous forests, have decreased in size over the last century due to a loss of suitable habitats. We assessed the population genetic structure and investigated local adaptation in P. nigrolimitatus, by establishing a reference genome and genotyping 327 individuals sampled from 24 locations in Northern Europe by RAD sequencing. We...

Data from: Landscape context and substrate characteristics shape fungal communities of dead spruce in urban and semi-natural forests

Aku Korhonen, Otto Miettinen, Johan Kotze & Leena Hamberg
Data from: Korhonen, A., Miettinen, O., Kotze, D.J., & Hamberg, L. (2022). Landscape context and substrate characteristics shape fungal communities of dead spruce in urban and semi-natural forests. Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.15903 This dataset contains occurrence data of 475 fungal ITS2 sequence clusters (OTUs) across 360 sequenced samples originating from dead wood of Norway spruce (Picea abies). Wood samples were collected from 90 downed spruce trunks, at four points from each trunk. Trunks were at...

You eat what you find – local patterns in vegetation structure control diets of African fungus-growing termites

Risto Vesala, Aleksi Rikkinen, Petri Pellikka, Jouko Rikkinen & Laura Arppe
Fungus-growing termites and their symbiotic Termitomyces fungi are critically important carbon and nutrient recyclers in arid and semiarid environments of sub-Saharan Africa. A major proportion of plant litter produced in these ecosystems is decomposed within nest chambers of termite mounds, where temperature and humidity are kept optimal for the fungal symbionts. While fungus-growing termites are generally believed to exploit a wide range of different plant substrates, the actual diets of most species remain elusive. We...

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  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • Meise Botanic Garden
  • Natural History Museum
  • University of Helsinki
  • Museum für Naturkunde
  • Marche Polytechnic University
  • University of Lisbon
  • Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt/M
  • University of Oslo
  • Natural Resources Institute Finland