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All Things Fungal!

Did you know that fungi are more closely related to animals than plants? That they make countless contributions to medical, industrial, agricultural and sustainable applications? That they also recycle nutrients, help plants absorb water and help tackle accelerated climate change? Fungi are some of the least known and mysterious organisms on Earth and in this article, Richard Wright, Elena Arrigoni and Ester Gaya uncover more of the untold secrets about them.  Working with the Plant and Fungal Explorers team, these three scientists are helping to record and describe more and more of these incredible species – over 3.5 million still need to be recorded though, so lets wish them good luck! Read more about the secret lives of fungi here

Posted on June 16, 2022 by modchryssa in DToL, Update. Tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment

Tuesday 22 March: All about Field Sampling in the Darwin Tree of Life project!

The topic of next week’s Chat is: ⭐ Field Sampling ⭐Next week in Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life, the experts will be talking about their experience with field sampling in the Darwin Tree of Life project. ⏰ Join us on Tuesday 22 March at 7 pm to 8 pm! ⏰ Check out the experts who will be joining us: Brian Douglas, from Plant and Fungal Explorers is a mycologist who works as a Coordinator for the Darwin Tree of Life project at Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens. He is involved in the collecting work for fungi and plants so that they can be genome sequenced! Liam Crowley, from Woodland Wonderers, is an entomologist who works at Wytham Woods where he enjoys working outside looking for, photographing and recording interesting species! Come and talk to scientists about what sampling looks like, including: Choosing the sampling area What sampling methods are best … Continue reading

Posted on March 15, 2022 by modhannah in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment