Diversity and abundance of arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungus spores in tropical forest and pasture
Publication: Biotropica, 2000, Volume 32(4a), pp. 734-750
As Neotropical forests are increasingly converted to agriculture (especially pastures), little is known about the impacts on microbial biodiversity. To assess such impacts, I compared spore abundance and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in soils from lowland evergreen forests and pastures in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.