IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:
This Specialist Group advances fungal conservation by raising awareness of the importance of fungi and the need to conserve them, building capacity among the mycological community, and greatly ...

This Specialist Group advances fungal conservation by raising awareness of the importance of fungi and the need to conserve them, building capacity among the mycological community, and greatly increasing the number of fungi on national and the global Red Lists.

Group leadership

Dr Gregory MUELLER

Co-Chair

Gregory Mueller serves as Negaunee Foundation vice president of science at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Before joining the Garden, Dr Mueller worked for more than 23 years at The Field Museum as the ...

Gregory Mueller serves as Negaunee Foundation vice president of science at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Before joining the Garden, Dr Mueller worked for more than 23 years at The Field Museum as the curator of mycology in the Department of Botany.

Prof Anders DAHLBERG

Red List Authority Coordinator

Dr Irmgard GREILHUBER

Co-Chair

I am working at the department of botany and biodiversity research at the university of Vienna. My professional experience is in botany, my main objects of research are fungi. I am doing a lot of ...

I am working at the department of botany and biodiversity research at the university of Vienna. My professional experience is in botany, my main objects of research are fungi. I am doing a lot of barcoding of mushrooms. I am operating citizen science projects on fungi and leading the Austrian Mycological Society. I am involved in macro- and micromycete mapping of Austria, nature protection activities concerning fungi, national and international red listing of mushrooms. I am also active in the gender and general equality group of our university.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN SSC Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball Specialist Group
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