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Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands: Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods
 

Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands: Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods (Hardback)

Edited by Cunningham, Anthony B.
Edited by Yang, Xuefei

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Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live ther...e. These forests range from temperate woodlands and small forests to high altitude forests in the Himalaya and tropical miombo woodlands in south-central Africa. In south-west China, over 200 species of wild fungi in 64 genera are commercially traded while in Europe and North America, woodlands and small forests are the source of many highly-prized mushrooms and an essential resource for many small enterprises and collectors. Yet the increased demand for timber has resulted in the rapid expansion of forestry, which in turn has destroyed the natural habitat of many fungi, unbalancing both forest economics and ecology. Despite the economic, social and cultural values of fungi, there is a general lack of understanding of their importance to local livelihoods and forest ecology. This book aims to fill this gap and extends the People and Plants Conservation Series beyond the plant kingdom into the related world of fungi and mushrooms. It demonstrates the crucial roles that fungi play in maintaining forest ecosystems and the livelihoods of rural people throughout the world while providing good practice guidelines for the sustainable management of this resource and an assessment of economic value. It brings together the perspectives of biologists, anthropologists and forest and woodland managers to provide a unique inter-disciplinary and international overview of the key issues.
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ISBN 9781849711395
Released NZ 24 Nov 2010
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series People and Plants International Conservation
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ISBN-13 9781849711395
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Earthscan Ltd
Released 24 Nov 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Edited by Cunningham, Anthony B.
Edited by Yang, Xuefei
Series People and Plants International Conservation
Category Mycology, Fungi (Non-Medical)
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Forestry & Silviculture: Practice & Techniques
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 333.953
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Forest ecology, Edible mushrooms - Ecology, Edible funji - Ecology, Applied ethnobotany
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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