Lidar-derived variables as a proxy for fungal species richness and composition in temperate Northern Europe

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Lidar-derived variables as a proxy for fungal species richness and composition in temperate Northern Europe. / Thers, Henrik; Brunbjerg, Ane Kirstine; Læssøe, Thomas; Ejrnæs, Rasmus; Bøcher, Peder Klith; Svenning, Jens-Christian.

I: Remote Sensing of Environment, Bind 200, 10.2017, s. 102-113.

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Thers, H, Brunbjerg, AK, Læssøe, T, Ejrnæs, R, Bøcher, PK & Svenning, J-C 2017, 'Lidar-derived variables as a proxy for fungal species richness and composition in temperate Northern Europe', Remote Sensing of Environment, bind 200, s. 102-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.011

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Thers, H., Brunbjerg, A. K., Læssøe, T., Ejrnæs, R., Bøcher, P. K., & Svenning, J-C. (2017). Lidar-derived variables as a proxy for fungal species richness and composition in temperate Northern Europe. Remote Sensing of Environment, 200, 102-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.011

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Thers H, Brunbjerg AK, Læssøe T, Ejrnæs R, Bøcher PK, Svenning J-C. Lidar-derived variables as a proxy for fungal species richness and composition in temperate Northern Europe. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2017 okt;200:102-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.011

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Thers, Henrik ; Brunbjerg, Ane Kirstine ; Læssøe, Thomas ; Ejrnæs, Rasmus ; Bøcher, Peder Klith ; Svenning, Jens-Christian. / Lidar-derived variables as a proxy for fungal species richness and composition in temperate Northern Europe. I: Remote Sensing of Environment. 2017 ; Bind 200. s. 102-113.

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abstract = "Biodiversity is declining on a global scale and the limited resources available for conservation efforts and research need to be used efficiently. Fungi are a megadiverse taxonomic group where lack of knowledge impedes sufficient conservation focus. Inventories of fungi require a high level of expertise and are difficult and expensive due to seasonal variation and fluctuation in sporocarp formation. Lidar offers objective, fine-resolution and potentially cheap and broad scale data for representing vegetation structure and has proven useful for prediction of the diversity of plant and animal species. In this study, we used lidar-derived variables as explanatory variables in models of fungal species richness and controlling gradients of species composition, represented by three ordination axes derived from multidimensional scaling. The fungal data comprised a data set of 1527 species recorded in three inventories of 121 sites covering all major terrestrial habitat types across Denmark. We compared the performance of lidar-derived explanatory variables with two field inventory-based sets of variables: 1) lists of vascular plants and 2) recordings of soil, microclimate and vegetation structure. Lidar-derived variables performed best in predicting fungal richness and the first ordination axis, interpreted as a gradient from low and open herb-dominated communities over closed swards and scrubs to closed-canopy forests (cross validated r2 of 0.50 and 0.81, respectively). The number of red-listed species and the second ordination axis were poorly predicted by lidar, and the third ordination axis was equally well detected by the three explanatory sets of variables (cross validated r2 of 0.38). From a fungal conservation perspective, it is promising that lidar-based variables hold information suitable for detecting major gradients in fungal richness and composition.",
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AU - Bøcher, Peder Klith

AU - Svenning, Jens-Christian

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KW - Conservation

KW - Fungi

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