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If you like the thrill of the mushroom hunt, want to learn more about the fantastic world of fungi, and want to help protect them, you’re in the right place. Are you ready to get started creating observations that will be valuable to science? 

Our Programs


OBSERVE > Contribute to the Diversity Database project

Contribute high quality observations to the FunDiS Diversity Database on iNaturalist. 
Help us turn hundreds of thousands of observations posted to iNaturalist and Mushroom Observer into vetted databases that will be useful to scientists studying fungal diversity and the effects of climate change and other impacts on distribution. We’re engaging experienced identifiers and providing feedback to contributors about how to improve observation quality. Call on your friends - everyone can participate! The iNat database is up and running; an MO counterpart is under development.
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PROTECT > Document rare or threatended fungi

Help us find and document rare, under-documented and potentially threatened fungi. 
FunDiS formed a Conservation Working Group to crowdsource discovery of threatened fungi and fungi in critical and endangered habitats. We’re beginning with a pilot survey of ten rare species on the West Coast (CA, OR, WA & BC) and plan to expand the program to the Northeast this year, then to other regions. We’ll identify species of concern and their habitats and encourage observation, collection, sequencing and vouchering of these, as appropriate.
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PROJECTS > Join or start a FunDiS project. 

You can help document fungal diversity by registering a project and posting observations online, using our protocols.
You can contribute at whatever level suits you best, and advance at your own pace if you want to do more. Our grant funds for sequencing have run out but you can still add observations.
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Join thousands of community scientists across North America. You’ll contribute to what we (amateurs at all levels and academic mycologists alike) know about the wonderful Kingdom Fungi. You’ll learn some fascinating perspectives about fungi and their role in ecosystems. You’ll see some crazy beautiful fungi - and likely some life forms you never thought were fungi. And you’ll know your contributions to fungal science are important.

About Fungal Diversity Survey

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