|Title||Fungal diversity in green litter decomposition in a hurricane experiment|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Velázquez, J, Cantrell, SA|
|Conference Name||AAAS Annual Meeting: Advancing Science: Discovery to Application|
|Publisher||American Association for the Advancement of Sciene (AAAS)|
|Conference Location||Boston, MA|
Hurricanes generate disturbances in forests such as canopy opening, fallen trees and leaves which in turn alter physicochemical characteristics of the habitat, as well as, decomposer activity. Litter decomposition depends primarily on the interaction among climate, litter quality and biota; as a consequence any change in habitats will result in changes in these factors. Identifying the changes in the fungal community structure in soil and forest floor litter can help understand the factors that influence ecosystem recovery.