Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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List of contributors; Preface; 1. Fungal conservation issues: recognising the problem, finding solutions David Moore, Marijke M. Nauta, Shelley E. Evans and Maurice Rotheroe; 2. Current trends and perspectives for the global conservation of fungi Régis Courtecuisse; 3. Conservation and management of forest fungi in the Pacific Northwestern United States: an integrated ecosystem approach Randy Molina, David Pilz, Jane Smith, Susie Dunham, Tina Dreisbach, Thomas O'Dell and Michael Castellano; 4. The future of fungi in Europe: threats, conservation and management Eef Arnolds; 5. Fungi as indicators of primeval and old-growth forests deserving protection Erast Parmasto; 6. Recognising and managing mycologically valuable sites in The Netherlands Leo M. Jalink and Marijke M. Nauta; 7. Threats to hypogeous fungi Maria Larynowicz; 8. Wild mushrooms and rural economies David Arora; 9. Threats to biodiversity caused by traditional mushroom cultivation technology in China Siu Wai Chiu and David Moore; 10. A preliminary survey of waxcap grassland indicator species in South Wales Maurice Rotheroe; 11. Grasslands in the coastal dunes: the effect of nature management on the mycota Marijke M. Nauta and Leo M. Jalink; 12. The conservation of fungi on reserves managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Martin Allison; 13. Strategies for conservation of fungi in the Madonie Park, North Sicily Giuseppe Venturella and Salvatore La Rocca; 14. Fungal conservation in Ukraine D. W. Minter; 15. The threatened and near-threatened Aphyllophorales of Finland H. Kotiranta; 16. Fungal conservation in Cuba D. W. Minter; 17. Microfungus diversity and the conservation agenda in Kenya P. F. Cannon, R. K. Mibey and G. M. Siboe; 18. Fungi and the UK Biodiversity Action Plan: the process explained L. V. Fleming; 19. The Scottish Wild Mushroom Forum Alison Dyke; 20. The contribution of national mycological societies: establishing a British Mycological Society policy David Moore; 21. The contribution of national mycological societies: the Dutch Mycological Society and its Committee for Fungi and Nature Conservation Marijke M. Nauta and Leo M. Jalink; 22. Fungal conservation in the 21st century: optimism and pessimism for the future David Moore, Marijke M. Nauta, Shelley E. Evans and Maurice Rotheroe; Index.

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