Forest Micology

Sylvicultural management of mushrooms producer forests. Developing new management tools to integrate mycological resources into forest planning as a tool for rural development.

Mushrooms have an important role on forestry ecosystem, participating actively on energy flows and establishing interactions between them and/or other organisms. Fungal system is in the base of food network, being providers of food for different animals, participating on degradation of organic matter, regulating nutrients cycle, and they are also related with health and tree nutrition. A part from the ecological component, mushrooms have an increasingly important economic and social role. In order to increase the competitiveness of forest and rural sectors, sustainable and multifunctional management can be applied to promote mushroom production and forest management.

Forest Micology working line objectives are:

Mycological production and diversity estimation in Catalonia.

Integration of Mycological Productioninto Forestry Management (Mycosylviculture).

Regulation policy of mushroom collection.

Assessment of the recreational mycological activity.

Projects and obtained products of this working line are available on the following links:


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