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Citizen scientists and social media contribute to new fungal records for Tasmania


Gates, G, Citizen scientists and social media contribute to new fungal records for Tasmania, The Tasmanian Naturalist, 137 pp. 104-114. ISSN 0819-6826 (2015) [Non Refereed Article]

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In February 2014, the comprehensive A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014) hit the shelves of major bookshops around Tasmania. The demand was staggering and books left the shelves at an astonishing rate. At the same time, a public group on Facebook called Tasmanian Fungi with the focus (as set out in the guidelines of the page) being on the identification, ecology and appreciation of the fungi of Tasmania was established. The advent of excellent digital cameras (and even mobile phone cameras) has empowered most people interested in fungi to record their finds and subsequently post to the Facebook page for feedback.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Mycology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Gates, G (Dr Genevieve Gates)
ID Code:109986
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-07-11
Last Modified:2016-07-11

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