Mycology Department Lectures

Last Chance to Know?

Anne Pringle PhD

The Changing Biogeography of Mushrooms and The Death Cap in Europe and North America.

As humans reshape Earth’s biodiversity, conservationists and the public worry about what will happen to animals and plants.  But what about fungi?  Mushrooms are also on the move, and movements are often mediated by commerce and trade.  Humans brought the fungus Amanita phalloides to California, and it is now invasive. How did that happen and why is it spreading?