FUNGAL ECOLOGY FROM THE SOIL TO THE SKY
THIS COURSE IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN RUNNING SPRING OF 2019.
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It is no exaggeration to suggest that fungi – not plants nor animals – are the greatest architects of the natural world. Though such a notion may seem unbelievable at first, even a short study of all that fungi do in the environment can quickly lead to this perspective. Found from the bottom of the ocean to heart of the Sonora desert, fungi are powerful, adaptive, and integral to their greater environment. No matter the environmental constraints, fungi always define a ecosystem-supporting niche unparalleled by those they live with.
In this course, you will learn about the many important roles that fungi fulfill throughout the natural world as well as how to observe, study, document, and engage with the fungi around you.
— TOPICS COVERED —
- Fungal biology
- The seven types of mycorrhizal fungi
- Non-mycorrhizal soil fungi
- Plant-inhabiting (endophytic) fungi
- Animal and insect-associated fungi
- Fungal decomposition
- Lichen biology and ecology
- Fungal pathogens
- Fungi in global carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, water, and mineral cycles
— THIS COURSE INCLUDES —
- 1-year of streaming access to 10 hours of video coursework (including a blend of blackboard work, explanatory animations and images, technique demonstrations, and videos in the field)
- Lifetime access to this class' section of the MYCOLOGOS® discussion forum
- Downloadable PDFs of course notes
- Project instructions and materials lists
- Certificate of Completion (upon completing course requirements and final exam)