A Mycological Call for Action

The Synergistic Beneficial Contributions of Mushroom Mycelium: Carbon Sequestration, Soil Building and Spores for Nucleation in Water Droplet Formation. 

It is hard to imagine why only a few of us (thank you !) have any clue about the importance of fungi in the ecosystem. Here are three pertinent articles and two books that all students, in my opinion, should be taught. I suggest teachers incorporate this information as a core ecological principle in their curriculum. I also ask carbon climate scientists to focus on the role of mycelium in reducing carbon emissions, a seemingly contradictory statement since fungi outgas carbon dioxide. 

 

Soil Contains more Carbon than Air and Plants Combined
Microscopic fungi that live in plants' roots play a major role in the ...Soil contains more carbon than air and plants combined.

http://science.time.com/2014/01/08/why-some-mushrooms-may-be-magic-for-climate-change/

Mushrooms as Rainmakers: How Spores Act as Nuclei for Raindrops
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0140407

Fungi in Ecosystem Processes

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And, of course:

NAMA : http://namyco.org

Mycological Society of America: https://msafungi.org

Fungi Perfecti: Http://fungi.com

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World by Paul Stamets http://www.fungi.com/product-detail/product/mycelium-running.html