From molds to mushrooms, fungi make up a diverse and mysterious kingdom of organisms that serve as the decomposers and nutrient cyclers of our ecosystems.
In early September of 1920, at a local fair in Flandreau SD, a jar of preserved pumpkin was awarded the...
Mycoremediation is a form of bioremediation that uses fungi to clean up contaminated sites. Brown rot and...
Plants convert sunlight into energy and initiate symbiotic partnerships with fungi through their roots...
Whether as food, symbionts for plants and animals, destructive diseases, or beneficial pesticides or medicines, fungi have a wide presence across the earth from deep in the soil or in hidden, often overlooked spaces.
We invite anyone working with any fungus or aspect of mycology to submit an Experiment project to join the Fungi Challenge. If you'd like to chat more about your idea, please get in touch! You can start a page by clicking the button below.
Examples of past fungi-related projects:
Sea turtle egg fusariosis: unraveling the biology of an emerging fungal pathogen
Can we use fungi to break down our plastic and rubber waste?
Can fungi help restore the American chestnut?
Do novel fungi detoxify sewage sludge?
Any project working on fungi is invited to participate. Please get in touch if you aren't sure about your idea, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interdisciplinary projects are more than welcome! Researchers must be based out of institutions or organizations in the US, UK, Australia, or Canada, though field work can occur anywhere.