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Microbial Processes > Microbial Processes

Microbial-driven processes supporting forest ecosystems.

Researchers are studying below-ground, microbial-driven processes that support forest ecosystems, and how they are influenced by natural and human-caused disturbances.

Results of Studies:

  • Continuing clarifications of the taxonomy of certain root and stem rot fungi (Phellinus/Inonotus) and important ectomycorrhizal fungi (Piloderma) are helping resource specialists understand the opportunities and limitations imposed by these important ecosystem components in western forests.


  • Debbie Page-Dumroese, Research Soil Scientist, Microbiology email Debbie
  • Geral I. McDonald, Research Plant Pathologist email Geral
  • Ned Klopfenstein, Research Plant Pathologist email Ned
  • Paul Zambino, Research Plant Pathologist email Paul