Nitrogen nutrition in bark fungi

Jessie Micales jmicales at
Wed May 24 08:18:33 EST 1995

>Our LTER group did substantial research into nitrogen cycling in conifers
>during decomposition.  We found substantial nitrogen fixing by free-living

>See our article:

>Griffiths, R.P. Mark E. Harmon, Bruce A. Caldwell, S.E. Carpenter.  1993.
>Acetylene reduction in conifer logs during early stages of decomposition.  
>Plant & Soil 148: 53-61

>There will be references to allied work in this as well.

>-Steve Carpenter
> Cascade Research Associates
>  & Abbey Lane Laboratory
> microbe at
> phone: 503-929-5984

This is very interesting. So often in decay research we work with pure 
cultures of fungi and measure the amount of decomposition that occurs.  
This, of course, is not how it works in nature!  I am looking forward to 
reading your paper.

Jessie A. Micales
Forest Products Laboratory
Madison, WI 53705
jmicales at

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