Plant-associated microorganisms can have major effects on plant health, but climate change can affect plant microbiomes. While it is unknown how climate change will affect aboveground plant-associated microorganisms, such as foliar endophytic fungi, we hypothesize that increased CO2 concentrations will increase species richness and diversity in endophytic fungal communities, because increased plant photosynthesis under elevated CO2 will increase the resources available to the fungi.
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Toussaint, Amber; Christian, Natalie; and Heath, Katy, "How Does Climate Change Affect Endophytic Fungi?" (2018). Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students. 22.