Conservation and Management of Fungi

When it comes to conservation, fungi are often overlooked. This module provides an introduction to fungi, explains their importance, and takes a look at their conservation. Fungi are a highly diverse group of organisms, though still not well understood. The various types of fungi have value for many reasons including as goods, for services and for essential ecological interactions. Like other organisms, fungi face common threats, e.g., climate change and habitat fragmentation, but face different conservation challenges due to scientific, informational and public concern hurdles.

Theme: Conservation Management

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: management, ecology, values, threats

Components: 5

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Synthesis: Conservation of Fungi

Author: T.W. Osmundson

   

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Exercise: Conservation of Fungi

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Resources are generally limited for conservation action; therefore, governments and conservation organizations must set priorities for which areas should be protected. In this exercise, students will examine two criteria for priority setting for fungus conservation: a) species rarity and level of threat, and b) species representation.


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