When it comes to cleaning up land contaminated by toxic waste, we can follow nature’s example before humans populated the earth.
Huge swathes of Africa remain unstudied and their species undocumented.
Fungal infections are quickly becoming a global concern.
Over hundreds of million years of evolution, ants have come up with some pretty smart solutions to problems of agriculture, navigation and architecture. People could learn a thing or two.
Don’t let microbes and insects turn your Halloween masterpiece into a horror show before the big night.
With the dual threats of antibiotic resistance and emerging pandemics, finding new drugs becomes even more urgent. A trove of medicines may be lying under our nose.
When Melbourne had to isolate during COVID lockdowns, Greg Moore and his family discovered the pleasure of a very fine fungi-spotting season.
Fungi underpin life on Earth, but are far less well catalogued and understood than animals and plants. Three scientists call for including fungi in conservation strategies and environmental laws.
New research has found what may be language in electrical impulses transmitted between mushrooms.
Plants communicate with the fungi on their roots, but the effects on the ecosystem of deliberately adding fungi as a fertilizer are unknown — and might be harmful.
Dehumidifiers can help if you’re clever with that you’re trying to achieve, but you should always look to solve the underlying cause. That means, where possible, improving exhaust and ventilation.
In a damp or water-damaged environment, toxic mould species grow and release spores that can cause health problems if inhaled.
Plant the right trees in the right places – with the right fungal companions.
Fungi come in a beautiful diversity of shapes, sizes and colours. See stunning photos of those growing in southwest Australia.
Inoculating trees with an edible fungi can produce more protein per hectare than pasture-raised beef, while reforesting, storing carbon and restoring biodiversity.
Rivers are among the most embattled ecosystems on Earth. Researchers are testing a new, inexpensive way to study river health by using eDNA to count the species that rivers harbor.
Penicillin originally came from a fungus, and with thousands of fungi to explore, Aotearoa New Zealand has a potential treasure trove of bacteria-killing compounds.
This is the first time researchers have calculated the amount of carbon released from the world’s decaying wood. They found insects play an enormous role.
There are more microorganisms in a teaspoon of soil than there are humans on Earth – but what are they all up to?
Prevention may be the best way to cope with the worldwide wave of treatment-resistant fungal pathogens.