The MoSTFun way:

Test current monitoring programs and initiatives for their potential to include monitoring of aquatic fungi taxonomic and functional diversity.

Fill methodological knowledge gaps to make routine monitoring of aquatic fungi biodiversity possible and effective.

Develop datasets on aquatic fungi biodiversity from ongoing monitoring programs and expand them to understudied ecosystems (estuaries, coastal, (peri-)glacial ecosystems).

Integrate different data sources and technologies on AF biodiversity for predictive modelling and to develop Essential Biodiversity Variables for aquatic fungi.

Develop a stakeholder-accepted monitoring strategy at the European level through an Aquatic Fungi Knowledge-to-Action Hub.