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Ethan cox

Ethan Cox

Mycorrhizae RestorationTo Inoculate or Not to Inoculate: That is the Question.

What is mycorrhizae

What is Mycorrhizae?

  • Symbiotic fungi

  • Binds with plant’s roots

Types of mycorrhizae

Types of Mycorrhizae

  • Two Types

    • Ectomycorrhizae

    • Endomycorrhizae

Restoration and mycorrhizae

Restoration and Mycorrhizae

  • Do we need mycorrhizae restoration?

    • Hmmm….yes and no.

  • What is mycorrhizae restoration?

Mycorrhizae restoration is not needed

Mycorrhizae Restoration is Not Needed

  • Olympic Peninsula in Washington state

  • Mount St. Helens Example

  • Prairie Restoration in the American Midwest

Mycorrhizae restoration is needed

Mycorrhizae Restoration is Needed

  • Iceland Sand Dunes

  • Minnesotan Taconite Mining Area

  • China and Arsenic

Inoculation or not inoculation

Inoculation or Not Inoculation?

  • What are the similarities between sites?

    • Extremely degraded sites

    • Mycorrhizae helped scavenge the few nutrients

  • Should be determined on a case by case basis

Thoughts and questions

Thoughts and Questions?



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