Owned By: Alden Dirks (aldendirks)
User Group: University of Wisconsin Arboretum Fungi
Admin Group: University of Wisconsin Arboretum Fungi.admin
Summary: Alden Dirks and the Madison Mycological Society are conducting a fungal biodiversity inventory at the UW-Madison Arboretum. The Arboretum consists of 1,200 acres of diverse restored and remnant native Wisconsin ecosystems, including the oldest tallgrass prairie restoration in the world, making it an exceptional place to sample fungi. The last fungal inventory was conducted by mycologist Henry Greene in the 1940s and 1950s. Greene’s expertise was plant pathogens; over the years he created a truly remarkable and, in his own words, comprehensive inventory of pathogenic fungi at the Arboretum, but rarely documented other types of fungi. 70 years later, we are filling out Greene’s initial list while seeing what may have changed over the decades. Indeed, despite the continuous care of the Arboretum and maturation of its ecosystems, invasive organisms are highly detrimental and are impacting the fungal community in unknown ways.
If you are interested in collecting at the Arboretum to contribute to this inventory, please contact Alden through Mushroom Observer.
Permission to collect granted with UW-Madison Arboretum permit number 2017-47.
Created: 2018-01-21 19:36:50 EST (-0500)
Last modified: 2019-07-02 16:35:48 EDT (-0400)