Fungarium YSU

The fungarium collection was started as part of the larger fungi inventory program in the region and a PhD work on fungal communities of raised bogs by Nina V. Filippova around 2010. It was later supplemented by collections of several mycologists making inventory work in the area, exsicata exchange and expeditions in other regions of Russia. The major part of the collection between 2010-2014 was made during the study of fungal communities of raised bogs, including larger fungi, microfungi on plant debris by direct observation, lignicolous fungi and myxomycetes of bog ecosystems. In 2015 a large number of specimens (about 1500) accompanied a then-launched plot-based monitoring of larger fungi in different forest types in Khanty-Mansiysk. Collecting events from this time to present supported plot-based monitoring of larger fungi in forests and bogs with average number about 700 specimens per year. In 2021 a large collection of about 600 specimens of large fungi was made during the XI Macromycetes workshop held in Ussuriysk, Primorskiy Kray. Two exchanges of exsiccata were accessed by the YSU Fungarium, which came from Apatity, Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems (INEP).

The main purpose of the Fungarium is to promote inventory and systematics research of fungi in the taiga zone of Western Siberia. It also serves for education and can be used in different applied disciplines. Since 2021 the classical methods of research in the collection will be supported by molecular approach with the establishment of the new molecular laboratory of Yugra State University.

The collection is located in the Shapsha field station of Yugra State University (Shapsha village, 30 km E from Khanty-Mansiysk).

The collection is gradually growing and is open to prospective users interested in work with a particular group of fungi represented in the region. To this, an online database of collection in SPECIFY is available.

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Last update: 01.12.2021