a world in which the fungal kingdom is fully documented, understood, appreciated, and protected.

Our MISSION: FunDiS protects biodiversity through the conservation of fungi and their habitats by increasing knowledge and public awareness of their diversity and distribution, equipping and engaging community scientists, and partnering with land managers, conservationists, and scientists.

What we do

We equip community and professional scientists with the tools to document the diversity and distribution of fungi across North America.

Why we do it

To increase awareness of the critical role of fungi in the health of our ecosystems and allow us to better protect them in a world of rapid climate change and habitat loss.

Who we're for 

We aim to engage all levels of mushroom lovers who want to contribute basic knowledge about fungal diversity and distribution.


NEW: Northeast Rare Fungi Challenge

July 2022 - December 2027
FunDiS's second Challenge, the Northeast Rare Fungi Challenge 
launches on July 1st, 2022! 

Learn about the 20 target rare, threatened, or under-documented
species and add your observations to iNaturalist  OR Mushroom Observer!

Recent Presentations

July 13, 2022
The Fungal Diversity Survey: Community science and species discovery
Bitty A Roy, D. Jean Lodge, Jeff Stallman, Jack Johnson
at the 2022 Mycological Society of America (MSA) meeting, Gainesville, FL

July 13, 2022
Rare Fungi Challenges:
community scientists documenting rare and
threatened fungi in service of conservation

Sigrid Jakob at the 2022 Mycological Society of America (MSA) meeting, Gainesville, FL

June 8, 2022

California Mountains - West Coast Rare Fungi Challenge
Tiffany Theden, West Coast Rare Fungi Volunteer
May 30, 2022
Alaska - West Coast Rare Fungi Challenge
Christin Swearingen, West Coast Rare Fungi Coordinator
January 4, 2022
FunDiS: Your Observations Impact Fungal Conservation
Gabriela D'Elia at the Mid Hudson Mycological Association

View more presentations here

FunDiS Programs

West Coast Rare Fungi Challenge


FunDiS Biodiversity Database


Northeast Rare Fungi Challenge


Featured projects

McIlvaine's Fungi
of Philadelphia
Green-Wood Fungi
Phenology Project (NY)
Macrofungi of
Lane County (OR)
Bridle Trails
Funga (WA)
2019 Continental Mycoblitz
The California Channel Islands - Documenting macrofungi on a remote ocean island
Valdosta State University Mycoportal (GA)
Fungi of Arizona
Fungal Diversity Survey is committed to an inclusive, diverse and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and participants feel respected and valued regardless of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, socioeconomic status, or any other bias.

About Fungal Diversity Survey

FunDiS is dedicated to a world in which the fungal kingdom is fully documented, understood, appreciated and protected.

Fungal Diversity Survey
10385 Green Meadow Rd
Sebastopol, CA 95472