Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions

Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions

by David Moore
     
 

Threats to fungi and fungal diversity throughout the world have prompted debates as to how fungi can be conserved. Should it be the site, habitat, or host that is conserved? All of these issues are addressed in this volume, but coverage goes beyond mere debate with constructive guidance for management of nature in ways beneficial to fungi. Different parts of the

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Threats to fungi and fungal diversity throughout the world have prompted debates as to how fungi can be conserved. Should it be the site, habitat, or host that is conserved? All of these issues are addressed in this volume, but coverage goes beyond mere debate with constructive guidance for management of nature in ways beneficial to fungi. Different parts of the world experience different problems and a range of examples are presented: from Finland in the North to Kenya in the South, Washington State, USA in the West to Fujian Province, China in the East.

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"[T]he book contains a large amount of information on fungal conservation and includes several contributions that make for very interesting reading...The solutions suggested are wide ranging and taken together this book offers useful suggestions on how fungi can be included in conservation projects. This book is a must for all serious mycology libraries, as well as those dealing with biodiversity and its conservation." Quarterly Review of Biology

"The book succeeds in giving an overview that fungi, as examples of microbial diversity, are indeed worthy of conservation...This book is highly recommended to all interested in conservation issues and maintenance of biodiversity." Brittonia

"This is well written book, broad in mycological scope, and the topics are concisely presented. It is a good starting point for anyone interested in fungal conservation and should be required reading for North American ecologists, plant diversity researchers, land managers, and foresters." The Canadian Field-Naturalist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521048187
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/14/2008
Series:
British Mycological Society Symposia Series , #22
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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