“Society and environmental policy tends to care about the big animals and plants, but in ecosystems it’s often the small and inconspicuous beings, such as fungi, that do the heavy lifting. They contribute disproportionately to the good functioning and stability of ecosystems. If we as a society care about the health of ecosystems, we need to understand and monitor how the biodiversity of aquatic fungi is changing across space and time, and for this we need their inclusion in standardized biomonitoring programs. MoSTFun is making the first steps towards this goal.” 

Andreas Bruder, Senior Scientist, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland