“Breaking down leaves is basically hard work, so if the fungi have the option of an easier life, they take it?” Ken Thompson interviews Hal Halvorson in our new podcast

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Why – and how – do algae slow the rate of leaf decomposition in aquatic ecosystems? In our latest podcast, Ken Thompson interviews Hal Halvorson about his paper “Periphytic algae decouple fungal activity from leaf litter decomposition via negative priming”, recently shortlisted for Functional Ecology’s Haldane prize.

You can find Hal’s paper here, along with our other shortlisted papers.

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