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The threat to fungal diversity throughout the world prompts debate 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 considered, but Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions goes beyond mere debate by providing constructive guidance for management of nature in ways beneficial to fungi.
Re-issue, originally published in 2001.
1. Fungal conservation issues: recognising the problem, finding solutions D. Moore, M. Nauta, S. Evans and M. Rotheroe
2. Current trends and perspectives for the global conservation of fungi R. Courtecuisse
3. Conservation and management of forest fungi in the Pacific Northwestern United States: an integrated ecosystem approach R. Molina, D. Pilz, J. Smith, S. Dunham, C. Dreisbach, T. O'Dell and M. Castellano
4. The future of fungi in Europe: threats, conservation and management E. Arnolds
5. Fungi as indicators of primeval and old growth forests deserving protection E. Parmasto
6. Recognising and managing mycologically valuable sites in The Netherlands L. Jalink and M. Nauta
7. Threats to hypogeous fungi M. Larynowicz
8. Wild mushrooms and rural economics D. Arora
9. Threats to biodiversity caused by traditional mushroom cultivation technology in China S. Chiu and D. Moore
10. A preliminary survey of waxcap grassland indicator species in South Wales M. Rotheroe
11. Grasslands in the coastal dunes: the effect of nature management on the mycota M. Nauta and L. Jalink
12. The conservation of fungi on reserves managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds M. Allison
13. Strategies for conservation of fungi in the Madonie Park, North Sicily G. Venturella and S. La Rocca
14. Fungal conservation in the Ukraine D. Minter
15. The threatened and near-threatened Aphyllophorales of Finland H. Kotiranta
16. Fungal conservation in Cuba D. Minter
17. Microfungus diversity and the conservation agenda in Kenya F. Cannon, R. Mibey and G. Siboe
18. Fungi and the UK Biodiversity Action Plan: the process explained L. Fleming
19. The Scottish Wild Mushroom Forum A. Dyke
20. The contribution of national mycological societies: establishing a British Mycological Society policy D. Moore
21. The contribution of national mycological societies: the Dutch Mycological Society and its Committee for Fungi and Nature Conservation M. Nauta and L. Jalink
22. Fungal conservation in the 21st century: optimism and pessimism for the future D. Moore, M Nauta, S. Evans and M. Rotheroe
"If you are active in, or wish to become active in, fungal conservation this is a book to be seen and pondered."
" [...] unique and recommended for all interested in fungal conservation."
" [...] 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."