Taxonomy: Part 2. The Tree of Life

Taxonomy: Part 2. The Tree of Life

In Part 1 we established that the taxonomy of organisms is a very useful and essential human concept if we are going to study biology, and we started to get a grasp of how that taxonomy works. We can also see why it changes from time to time as new information...

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Taxonomy: Part 1. What is it?

Taxonomy: Part 1. What is it?

I have been asked to write a few words about biological taxonomy – simple, heh! If only! Firstly, as naturalists and biologists, we probably think mostly in terms of genus and species. But – taxonomic classification is just a system whereby things are orga...

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Entoloma ravinense – endangered

Entoloma ravinense – endangered

  Mycologists, people who study fungi, get very excited when they come across rare or interesting species or groups of species. One such is a group of small, almost stemless gilled fungi, in the subgenus Claudopus. We have been surveying the fungi in the park...

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iNaturalist project – FAQs

iNaturalist project – FAQs

To be a member of the Fungimap Australia project on iNaturalist, sign up here and click on “Join this project” on the upper right of the page. Top 6 most Frequently Asked Questions about our project: Do I need to know the ID before uploading each ...

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Slime moulds: what are they?

Slime moulds: what are they?

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 (including slime moulds that were t...

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