Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions (British Mycological Society Symposia)

Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions (British Mycological Society Symposia)

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Cambridge University Press, 6/14/2001
EAN 9780521803632, ISBN10: 0521803632

Hardcover, 274 pages, 23.7 x 15.8 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Threats to fungi and fungal diversity throughout the world have prompted debates about whether and how fungi can be conserved. Should it be the site, or the habitat, or the 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, and from Washington State, USA in the West to Fujian Province, China in the East. Equally wide-ranging solutions, are put forward, from voluntary agreements, through land management techniques, to primary legislation. Taken together, these provide useful suggestions about how fungi can be included in conservation projects in a range of circumstances.

List of contributors
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

'If you are active in, or wish to become active in, fungal conservation this is a book to be seen and pondered.' Mycotaxon

'… unique and recommended for all interested in fungal conservation.' Persoonia

'… well written, nicely designed and clearly printed … a landmark in the field of fungal conservation and should be on the shelves of all those actively engaged in species and habitat protection … should be in every library used by planners, ecologists and mycologists.' The British Mycological Society

' … a useful reference … it provides a variety of conservation models and strategies to choose from.' Micropathologia