iNaturalist project – Frequently Asked Questions

iNaturalist project – Frequently Asked Questions

If you are not yet a member of the Fungimap Australia project on iNaturalist, visit https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/fungimap-australia and click on “Join this project” on the upper right of the page. Top 6 most Frequently Asked Questions ab...

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Slime moulds: what are they?

Slime moulds: what are they?

Text and images by Sarah Lloyd OAM Slime moulds have baffled naturalists and scientists for centuries. In about 1750 when Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus was devising his system of classification, he decided there were two kingdoms: plants and animals. Fungi ...

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Conservation work continues on Tea-tree Fingers

Conservation work continues on Tea-tree Fingers

By Sapphire McMullan-Fisher Fungal enthusiasts should be heartened to hear that work continues on conserving the threatened fungus Tea-tree Fingers (TTF, Hypocreopsis amplectens). TTF is an unusual fungus as it is a mycoparasite of wood rot fungi Hymenochaetop...

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Discovering fire fungi

Discovering fire fungi

Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher After the widespread fires, many people are returning to these areas to monitor the recovery of bushlands. We are hoping that you will help us understand how Australian fungi respond after fire. If you are in a fire-affected area an...

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Fire and fungi

Fire and fungi

The bushfire crisis this summer in Australia has had an immense impact on many unique areas of ecological significance. We’ve all seen harrowing images of our much-loved fauna suffering as a result of these unprecedented fires, with as many as 800 million an...

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