FUNGAL DATABASE – What mushrooms grow in Alberta and where?
A fungarium needs a fungal database in this digital age. An online database allows our AMS members across western Canada to learn about our exciting finds. We have undertaken the consolidation of fungal databases in Alberta, combining lists from publications, museums, universities, government, and private collections. This unique and important project will assist the forest industry, government departments, and professional and amateur mycologists in the assessment of fungal biodiversity across Alberta.
Every year during our signature Great Alberta Mushroom Foray (GAMF) event, we collect hundreds of specimens, identify them, and log them into the database. As of December 2022, almost 7,000 specimens have been logged!
You can check out our AMS Fungal Database below.
If you have any questions about this project, please Contact Us and put “Database” in the subject line.