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Introduction to ecosystems
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3.2 Mutual benefits and competition

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Figure 4 Tropical forests

There is a close relationship between fungi and trees. As you watch the video note how this close relationship is being used to artificially reinvigorate ecosystems.

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  • Think about the implications of the fungal web for competition.
  • How does the shading effect of the canopy influence seedling development?