Justine Karst, PhD, MSc, BSc
Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
- (780) 492-4942
334A Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NWEdmonton ABT6G 2E3
Area of Study / Keywords
mycorrhizal ecology of forests
Research Area: Mycorrhizal ecology
Areas of expertise: ectomycorrhizal ecology; forest ecology; restoration; root ecology; disturbance
Large-diameter trees and deadwood correspond with belowground ectomycorrhizal fungal richness
Birch, J, Lutz JA, Miesel JR, Karst J
Ecological Processes. 2023 January; 12
Soil transfers from intact to disturbed boreal forests neither alter ectomycorrhizal fungal communities nor improve pine seedling performance.
Rodriguez-Ramos J, Cale J, Cahill J, Erbilgin N, Karst J.
Journal of Applied Ecology. 2022 July; 59 (9):2430-2439
Dancing with Douglas-fir: Determinism dominates fungal community assembly processes.
Birch J, Lutz J; Karst J.
Journal of Ecology. 2022 April; 110 (8):1857-1870
Soil inoculation of lodgepole pine seedlings alters root-associated fungal communities but does not improve seedling performance in beetle-killed pine stands
Wasyliw J*, Fellrath E*, Pec G, Cale J, Franklin J, Thomasson C, Erbilgin N, Karst J.
Restoration Ecology. 2022 February; 31 (1):e13663
The effects of ectomycorrhizal fungal networks on seedling establishment are contingent on species and severity of overstorey mortality.
Pec G, Simard S, Cahill J, Karst J.
Mycorrhiza. 2022 February; 30
Divergent, age-associated fungal communities of Pinus flexilis and Pinus longaeva.
Birch J, Lutz J, Turner B, Karst J.
Forest Ecology and Management. 2021 August; 494
Long-term nitrogen addition does not sustain host tree stem radial growth but doubles the abundance of high-biomass ectomycorrhizal fungi.
Karst J, Wasyliw J, Birch JD, Franklin J, Chang SX, Erbilgin N.
Global Change Biology. 2021 May; 27 (17):4125-4138
Assessing the dual-mycorrhizal status of a widespread tree species as a model for studies on stand biogeochemistry
Karst J, Franklin J, Simeon A, Light A, Bennett JA, Erbilgin N.
Mycorrhiza. 2021 April; 31
Shifts in ectomycorrhizal exploration types parallel leaf and fine root area with forest age.
Wasyliw J, Karst J
Journal of Ecology. 2020 August; 108 (6):2270-2282
Changes in soil fungal community composition depend on functional group and forest disturbance type.
Rodriguez-Ramos J, Cale J, Cahill J, Simard S, Karst J*, Erbilgin N*.
New Phytologist. 2020 June; 229 (2):1105-1117
Beyond seedlings: ectomycorrhizal fungal networks and growth of mature Pseudotsuga menziesii.
Birch J, Beiler K, Simard S, Karst J.
Journal of Ecology. 2020 February; 109 (2):806-808
Decline of an ecotone forest: 50 years of demography in the southern boreal forest
Birch JD, Lutz JA, Hogg EH, Simard SW, Pelletier R, LaRoi GH, Karst J.
Ecography. 2019 April; 10 (4):e02698
Tree species with limited geographical ranges show extreme responses to ectomycorrhizas.
Karst J, Burns C, Cale J, Antunes P, Woods MJ, Lamit LJ, Hoeksema JD, Zabinski C, Gehring C, LaFleche M, Rua MA.
Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2018 April; 27 (7):839-848
Stress differentially causes roots of tree seedlings to exude carbon.
Karst J, Gaster J, Wiley E, Landhäusser S.
Tree Physiology. 2016 October; 37
Rapid increases in forest understory diversity and productivity following a mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreak
Pec GJ, Karst J, Sywenky A, Cigan PW, Erbilgin N, Simard SS, and Cahill JF, Jr.
PLoS One. 2015 January;
Cigan PW, Karst J, Cahill JF, Jr., Sywenky A, Pec GJ, Erbilgin N
Plant and Soil. 2015 January; 390
Ectomycorrhizal fungi mediate indirect effects of a bark beetle outbreak on secondary chemistry and establishment of pine seedlings
Karst J*, Erbilgin N*, Pec GJ, Cigan PW, Najar A, Simard SW, Cahill JF
New Phytologist. 2015 January;
Treu R*, Karst J*, Randall M, Pec GJ, Cigan P, Simard S, Cooke J, Erbilgin N, Cahill JF
Ecology. 2014 January; 95
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