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Fungimap Inc. is a not-for-profit citizen science organisation dedicated to raising the profile of Australia's incredible fungal diversity. Our emphasis is on enjoying and learning about fungi, with a focus on macrofungi in the natural environment.

Fungimap eNews 17 - November 2018

Fungi News

‘Cheryl’ great for microscopy

‘Larger Fungi of South Australia’ is a technical work based on the collections of Professor Sir John Burton Cleland’s (1878-1971). It’s affectionately known as ‘Cheryl’ – the author’s first name – and is one of the most comprehensive books to Australian macro-fungi available. It doesn't have any photographs and with most images being of microscopic characters, it covers most common Australian genera making it a great book for beginners to the world of fungal microscopy. Read more here.
The book is currently on sale at a discounted price at the Fungimap shop.

Desert truffle named after Uluru

Did you know that there is a desert truffle named Ulurua nonparaphysata which grows on the sandplain surrounding Uluru. This is one of several outback desert truffles which have been recorded, some of which were harvested by Aboriginal people. Aboriginal use of desert truffles is depicted in an extraordinary painting by Betsy Napangardi Lewis that can be viewed here. An explanation of the painting's meaning along with more information about desert truffles can be found in this article and another interesting article can be found here.

Aboriginal people have are calling for constitutional recognition including a Voice to Parliament through Uluru Statement of the Heart.

(Uluru, Marc Feipel CC-BY-SA)

Community Applied Mycology Lab

An Applied Mycology and Learning Lab (AMLLab) has been set up with the aim of encouraging community involvement in mycology. Based out of the Bioquisitive lab in Melbourne, the centre includes a variety of scientific equipment that can be used by the public. A number of worskshops and events are also being planned. Everyone is welcome to attend events or get involved at any level. To find out more visit their Facebook page.

Fungi Events

NZ foray & colloquium 2019

‘Larger Fungi of South Australia’ is a technical work based on the collections of Professor Sir John Burton Cleland’s (1878-1971). It’s affectionately known as ‘Cheryl’ – the author’s first name – and is one of the most comprehensive guides to Australian macro-fungi available. It's also a great book for beginners microscopy. Read more here. The book is currently on sale at a discounted price at the Fungimap shop.

Alison Pouliot workshops

Alison Pouliot is a photographer, natural historian and author of "The Allure of Fungi". A calendar of her fungi forays and seminars has been released and can be found in Fungimap's events list. These events usually sell out before the end of the year, so book early!

Learn DNA barcoding for fungi

DNA barcoding is a well established practice in which similar segments of DNA found in a multitude of species have become standards for genomic identification. Join BioQuisitive for a "how to" hands on approach to DNA barcoding workshop on November 24. No prior background in science required but it does help!

Mycoremediation and Fungi Fashion

Join MYCOmmunity on December 13th for a hands-on exploration of utilising fungi to clean up the textile industry! Amanda Morglund is a fashion designer and Mycology enthusiast who just completed her graduate research on using the fungi in the fashion industry. Students will learn hands-on skills in inoculating waste fabrics with fungi to grow mushrooms! More info here.

Sponsor a Species

Our editors are working hard to get the next edition of Fungi Down Under finished. Please help by sponsoring one of the remaining species, such as these Little Stinkers.
Sponsorships are tax-deductible donations to the Austral Fungi Fund, which funds projects such as the publication costs of Fungi Down Under. There are still some left in the shop for $100.

Little Stinker (Marasmiellus affixus, Torbjorn von Strokirch CC-BY-SA).
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