Fungal Communities in Various Environments

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Ecological Interactions of Fungi".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 126

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Major of Life Science, Kyonggi University, Suwon-si 16227, Republic of Korea
Interests: soil microbiome; microbial ecology; environmental microbiology; biogeography; biogeochemical cycles

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Guest Editor
College of Ocean and Meteorology, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang 524088, China
Interests: mangrove microbiome; microbial ecology; marine functional microbes; regional ecological security, biogeography, biogeochemical cycles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungi, as key components of ecosystems, play pivotal roles in the decomposition of biomass and nutrient cycling, forming complex interactions with plants, animals, and other microorganisms, influencing ecological balance and the maintenance of biodiversity. In diverse environments, the composition and function of fungal communities display significant variations. These differences not only reflect the fungi’s adaptability to specific environmental disturbance, but also indicate the impact of environmental changes on ecosystem health. In this Special Issue, we look for studies that delve into the diversity and composition of fungal communities within a variety of environments—ranging from terrestrial to aquatic and from urban to extreme habitats. Additionally, we seek research that illuminates the vital ecological roles and functions that fungi perform, including, but not limited to, nutrient cycling, soil formation, plant symbiosis, and the decomposition of organic matter. We are also interested in studies examining how fungal communities adapt to environmental stresses, such as climate change, pollution, and habitat fragmentation. Furthermore, contributions that investigate the complex interactions between fungi and other organisms including plants, bacteria, and animals, showcasing the range of mutualistic, commensal, and parasitic relationships, are also welcomed.

Dr. Ke Dong
Prof. Nan Li
Guest Editors

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  • fungi
  • ecosystems
  • environmental stresses
  • community assembly
  • diversity and composition
  • ecological interactions
  • ecological functions

Published Papers

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