Why is it hard to get our head around fungi? (part one) – podcast

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Our colleagues from The age of extinction, Phoebe Weston and Patrick Greenfield, are back with two new episodes. We often talk as if we know what species exist in the world – but we don’t. Could misclassifying the notoriously cryptic fungi have broader implications for what we know about the environment, and how we care for it?


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  • Read Phoebe’s piece about discovering the fabulous world of fungi and the challenge of identifying them, here
  • Dr Gothamie Weerakoon is a senior curator at London’s Natural History Museum
  • Prof Lynne Boddy is an ecologist at Cardiff University
  • Dr Silvia Pressel is a researcher at London’s Natural History Museum
  • Find out more about The age of extinction here
  • Let us know what you think of the episode, and any stories you’d like us to cover in the future. Leave a comment below or send us an email at: [email protected]

Gothamie Weerakoon, who manages the Darwin collections of lichen, inspects a sample of lichen inside the archives at the Natural History Museum in London. Photograph by David Levene

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