CSIRO PUBLISHING / Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
Volume 1B presents a collection of thirteen essays providing a review of present knowledge, with references to the wider literature. Together they show just how much is already known of the vital role fungi play in our world. More importantly, they signpost the major gaps in our knowledge, and indicate the necessity of continuing (and accelerating) research in Australian mycology.
The essays cover:
Plant parasitic fungi
Associations between arthropods and fung
Gut-inhabiting fungi of Australian herbivores
Mycoses and macrofungal poisoning of domestic and native animals
Fungi as a food resource for mammals in Australia
Aboriginal knowledge and use of fungi
Macrofungi toxic to humans
Fungi and mycotoxins in foods
An essential text for professional mycologists, biogeographers, ecologists, environmental consultants, conservationists, and all those interested in fungi.
of Volumes 1A and 1B:
"Volumes 1A and 1B are superb. In fact, they are really quasi textbooks of mycology, and for this reason alone they demand much use by non-taxonomists." TAXON 48, November 1999
". . . Australia has a dearth of fungal floristic works. However, these two volumes turn the corner in a monumental way, and promise a healthy future . . . These two books taken in combination could successfully be used as textbooks for fungal teaching in not only Australia but elsewhere." R. Watling, Edinburgh Journal of Botany
"I would heartily recommend them. There is no doubt that they will form a platform for further research of not only Australian but Australasian fungi and are an excellent introductory text to the mycology of Australasia." G. S. Ridley, New Zealand Forest Research Institute (New Zealand Journal of Botany, Vol 36, 1998)