Biodiversity of Fungi is essential for anyone collecting or monitoring fungi. This internationally renowned team of fungal biologists bas compiled a wealth of information and full color photographs to create a fundamental resource for the study of organismal biodiversity. Chapters include basic definitions of each group of fungi including insect-associated fungi and fungi growing on or in animals and plants. The book covers standard protocols for sampling slime molds, mushrooms and truffles and describes how to maintain and organize a permanent study collection - with associated databases. The chapters arc arranged ecologically and by sampling method for case of use. This beautifully illustrated work is intended for anyone studying fungi in nature : mycologists, naturalists, land managers, ecologists, and amateur scientists.