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Fungimap 8 Conference

16-21 April 2015 in Bateman's Bay, 
New South Wales

 

Visit http://fungimap.org.au 
to put your name down so you will be contacted when registration opens in early 2015.

 

Unfortunately the Perth Urban Bushland Fungi Project has come to the position where there are no funds to operate it over the 2012 fungi season.

This means there will be no fungi events for the general public this winter. 

 

PUBF website now linked with Atlas of Living Australia at http://www.ala.org.au/  Now including some images from the Perth fungi book.

 
Reports about fungi of Kings Park and Bold Park are now posted on the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority website at: www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/biodiversity/fungi  http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/bold-park/biodiversity/fungi
 
The History of PUBF Print E-mail
Prior to 2003
  • The Western Australian Naturalists' Club Fungi Study Group gathered regularly during the Perth fungi season
  • Surveys of fungi were conducted by the Fungi Study Group and Friends Groups and data recorded for Kings Park, Bold Park, Shenton Park Bushland, Bungendore Park and Warwick Bushland.
2003
  • In 2003 Mary Gray (President, Urban Bushland Council) called a meeting of key environment and conservation groups to discuss Biodiversity priorities in Perth. The meeting identified areas of need that would contibute to further understanding of bushland ecology and long-term management of urban areas. At the conclusion of that meeting, it was determined that a project that contributed to a better knowledge and understanding of fungi and their role in bushland health, was required
  • In May a Project Steering Committee comprising the UBC and the WA Naturalists' Club (Mary Gray, Kim Sarti, Roz Hart and Renata Zelinova) formed to define the project scope, staffing requirements and resourcing in order to submit a funding application to Lotterywest for the Perth Urban Bushland Fungi project.
  • In December PUBF was officially launched with the presentation of a cheque from Lotterywest at a specially convened UBC meeting. The UBC had the lead role for the project management.
2004
  • Lotterywest application PUBF Phase 1 successful
  • Mycologist, Community Education Officer and Project Officer employed
  • A base for the project was created at the WA Herbarium and resourced with field and laboratory equipment essential for delivering project outcomes
  • 37 events were held during the year including talks, walks, workshops and training sessions
  • 665 people participated
  • 847 fungi were recorded
  • Promotional and educational material produced including Fungi Kits, posters and pamphlets
2005
  • Continuation and completion of Phase 1
  • 31 events
  • 941 people participated
  • 1147 fungi were recorded
  • 100 fungi processed and lodged with the Western Australian Herbarium
  • Developed an electronic system for mapping, recording and managing fungi
  • Website established
  • Perth Fungi Field Book published online
  • PUBF was the catalyst for the CSIRO fungi herbarium of over 11 000 vouchered specimens being incorporated into the Western Australian Herbarium, doubling its original collection
  • Fungi included in reference site portfolios for the Perth Biodiversity Project
  • Fungi-related interpretive signage installed at Bold Park
2006
  • Phase 2 funding successful
  • Community Eduction Officer and Project Officer employed
  • 18 events
  • 501 people particpated
  • 935 fungi recorded
  • Two workshops for Local Government Natural Resource Management Officers conducted
2007
  • UBC handed over the lead role of project management to the Western Australian Naturalists' Club
  • 14 events
  • 500 people particpated
  • 709 fungi recorded
  • 183 specimens collected and vouchered for the Western Australian Herbarium
  • Fungi-related interpretive signage installed at Sir Frederick Samson Park
2008
  • 6 events
  • 260 people participated
  • 620 fungi recorded
  • 244 specimens collected and vouchered for the Western Australian Herbarium
2009
  • 5 events
  • 371 people participated
  • 1,112 fungi recorded
  • 302 specimens collected and vouchered for the Western Australian Herbarium
  • New book “Fungi of the Perth Region and Beyond” launched
  • Finalist in Western Australian Science Awards 2009: Science Outreach Program of the Year
2010
  • 5 events
  • 217 people participated
  • 267 fungi recorded
  • 120 specimens collected and vouchered for the Western Australian Herbarium
  • 10 non-public surveys days Kings Pk and Bold Pk
2011
  • 3 public events were held. Fungi survey reports were not produced for the bushlands visited due to insufficient funds.
2012
  •  Due to lack of funding support there will be no public events conducted by the Perth Urban Bushland Fungi Project
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 May 2012 )