Mycologist Claus Bässler is investigating the ecological role of mushrooms in Germany's forests.
Logging in Poland's primeval Bialowieza forest has continued under the pretext of pest control. Yet environmentalists suspect other motives. The EU says the UNESCO world heritage site is under threat.
Fungi have given us beer, penicillin and soy sauce to name but a few items. But did you know these fascinating organisms also allow plants to send each other nutrients and warnings through a kind of 'social network?'
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