Fungal foundations

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‘Fungal foundations’

By Katie Brownson

UGA Graduate Student

"Fungi are a great model of ecological resilience. Redundancy in their intricate mycelial networks enable fungi to recover quickly from disturbances. Fungi can adapt to take advantage of diverse food sources, enhancing their resilience to a changing environment. Fungi also support the resilience of ecosystems by providing networks that strategically allocate resources to soil life and plant communities and by degrading contaminants."

What materials did you use to make your square?

Mushrooms (Ganoderma applanatum, Ganoderma lucidum, Trametes versicolor) and lichen (Cladina evansii)