Investigating the Relationship Between Mushroom Distribution and Trees
The distribution of mushroom species in open area and in shaded area by trees was
investigated. A count of mushrooms was conducted in a 6×9 m2 area surrounded by trees in
Totem Park, University of British Columbia. Regression test shows a significant, strong negative
correlation (correlation coefficient = -0.855, p-value=0.03) between mean mushroom counts and
the distances from trees. The shaded area does not show significantly different mushroom counts
than the open area (p-value=0.143).