Reading

If you want to understand the place and importance of fungi in the world here are some really good blog posts and web pages to read. They are in chronological order of when they were published and I add them as I find them.

This Mushroom Starts Killing You Before You Even Realize It | Deep Look Video. From Santa Monic Bay Audubon Society by LucienP. 31.12.2016

FactSheet: Pilze Sammeln in Neuseeland. From New Zealand 2 Go: Seriously by Peter. 01.09.2016 [in German]

Mystery solved? Ants protect young from infection by cocooning them in fungus. From Smithsonian Insider by Sarah Puschmann. 30 August 2016

The Secrets of the Wood Wide Web. In London’s Epping Forest, a scientist named Merlin eavesdrops on trees’ underground conversations. By Robert Macfarlane from The New Yorker 07.08. 2016

Beetle farmers 2.0: a super-symbiont fungus supports a complex beetle society. By Jiri Hulcr and Matt Kasson from Entomology Today. 02.08.2016

Urban fungi. By Brady Raymond from Myco Musings. 04.07.2016

New oldest fungus fossil grew like dry rot. From Scientific American’s the Artful Amoeba by Jennifer Frazer. 15.04.2016

Fungus war. From Mycology at Cardiff by Lynne Body. 10.03.2016

Truffle-like fungi: what their genes can tell us. From Our Changing World, RNZ by Alison Balance. 08.03.2016

First life on land? 440 million-year-old fungus fossils may be remnants of earliest land-dwelling organism. From Scientific American by Will Dunham, Reuters. 03.03.2016

Made by rain, mushrooms also make it. Millions of tons of mushroom spores may seed rain over forests. From the Artful Amoeba by Jennifer Frazer. 24.02.2016

The mushroom man. Collecting fungi is more than a hobby for Rodham Tulloss. From Scientific American by Peter Andrey Smith. 01.12.2014

There’s Darwin’s fungus! From Scientific American’s the Artful Amoeba by Jennifer Frazer. 24.10.2013

Massive mushrooms and zombie fungi. National Fungus Day is 13 October 2013. BBC News: Science and Environment. 11.10.2013

Glow-in-the-dark forests. From Forest and Bird: giving nature a voice by Anna Chinn. 24.06.2013

Darwin’s neon golf balls. From Scientific American’s the Artful Amoeba by Jennifer Frazer. 15.01.2013

White rot fungi slowed coal formation. From Scientific American by David Biello. 28.06.2012

Strange but true: the largest organism on Earth is a fungus. From Scientific American by Anne Casselman. 04.10.2007

Prehistoric mystery organism verified as giant fungus. From University of Chicago News Office 23.04.2007

A rendering of Prototaxites as it may have looked during the early Devonian Period, approximately 400 million years ago. Painting by Mary Parrish, National Museum of Natural History.

A rendering of Prototaxites as it may have looked during the early Devonian Period, approximately 400 million years ago. Painting by Mary Parrish, National Museum of Natural History.

 

Bioluminescent fungi. From MykoWeb: mushrooms, fungi, mycology by Brian Perry. March 2007.