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Peacekeeping Creatures Help Maintain Woodland Diversity

Post by edfrank » Sat May 26, 2012 11:44 am

Peacekeeping Creatures Help Maintain Woodland Diversity

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ScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2011) — Common woodland creatures, including woodlice, millipedes and worms, can help ensure the survival of weaker species of woodland fungi, according to new research from Cardiff University.

Huge fungal networks, often stretching over several hectares of woodland, compete with each other for space and resources and, now, findings have shown that invertebrates living on the woodland floor have the potential to govern the outcome of these battles.
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