Fungi Publications

Fungi Project Area

Fungi are the most diverse group of organisms apart from the insects. One thing common to all of them is that they do not make their own food and must feed on pre-existing organic matter. Australia is estimated to have 160 000 to 250 000 fungal species, of which less than five per cent have been described. They occupy almost every habitat and are important in ecosystem function and the maintenance of biodiversity, from the individual organism to the global level. The Fungi of Australia book series is a major initiative of ABRS. The taxa to be treated in the Fungi of Australia include members of three kingdoms: the Protoctista (the slime moulds), the Chromista (the chytrids and hyphochytrids) and the Eumycota. Other fungi-related resources produced by ABRS include interactive keys and catalogues and posters.

Fungi contact: Dr P.McCarthy

Fungi of Australia series

The first parts of this major series provide an introduction to the diversity and importance of fungi in Australia, and a census of currently known species.

Fungi of Australia 1A - Introduction–Classification

Volume 1A
Introduction: Classification

 
Fungi of Australia 1B - Introduction–Fungi in the Environment

Volume 1B
Introduction: Fungi in the Environment

 
Fungi of Australia 2A - Catalogue and Bibliography of Australian Macrofungi 1. Basidiomycota

Volume 2A
Catalogue and Bibliography of Australian Macrofungi 1.
Basidiomycota

 
Fungi of Australia 2B - Catalogue and Bibliography of Australian Fungi 2. Basidiomycota p.p. & Myxomycota p.p.

Volume 2B
Catalogue and Bibliography of Australian Fungi 2.
Basidiomycota p.p. & Myxomycota p.p.

 
Fungi of Australia - Hygrophoraceae

Hygrophoraceae

 
Fungi of Australia - Septoria

Septoria

 
Fungi of Australia - The Smut Fungi

The Smut Fungi
OUT OF PRINT

 
The Genus Mycena in south-eastern Australia

The Genus Mycena in South-Eastern Australia

 

Online publications

ACIL report - Integrated research priorities for algae, protists and fungi with a focus on microorganisms

Integrated research priorities for algae, protists and fungi with a focus on microorganisms

 
Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World second edition report

Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World 2nd edition

 

CD ROMs & software

101 Forest Fungi of Eastern Australia

101 Forest Fungi of Eastern Australia
OUT OF PRINT

 

Posters

Fungi of Australia - Australian fungi and the environment poster

Australian fungi and the environment
OUT OF PRINT

 
Fungi of Australia - Fungi and their Kingdoms poster

Fungi and their Kingdoms