Tag: Fungus

Forests in the olden days

Forests in the olden days

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 18, 2019

I’m in a wood, a rather pretty wood. And a rather special kind of wood. But more about that later. First, let me talk about a persistent myth, which is that Britain and Europe were a sort of forest. A great big forest until the agricultural and/or industrial revolution. No, they weren’t. This has been […]

This Underground Economy Exists in a Secret Fungi Kingdom

This Underground Economy Exists in a Secret Fungi Kingdom

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 2, 2019

New research has revealed that fungi—you know, like mushrooms—barter and trade with other organisms like little stockbrokers. Basically, there’s a whole economy of nutrients right beneath our feet that we are just uncovering. And yes, it can be pronounced either fun-guy or fun-gee, don’t even start, and their classification has been difficult, to say the […]

The Fungi Around Us: Diversity, Ecology & Industrial Applications

The Fungi Around Us: Diversity, Ecology & Industrial Applications

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 6, 2019

Cafe Scientifique is a monthly series of expert lead discussions on science and culture presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History. For more information about the Bell Museum or to find out about upcoming Cafe Scientifique programs visit bellmuseum.org or find us on Facebook and Twitter. Hi guys, how’s it going? Woo! Thanks for […]

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

The internet connects more than half of the world’s population through an invisible web of servers, computers, and devices. It has changed our lives in countless ways by allowing otherwise separated people to interact and by providing access to vast amounts of information. But humans aren’t the only organisms on the planet with an invisible […]

Bringing Back the Lost Tree of Eastern America

Bringing Back the Lost Tree of Eastern America

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 7, 2019

[ ♪INTRO ] Picture a forest full of gigantic trees soaring 30 meters into the sky with five-meter wide trunks. You probably envisioned something like the giant sequoias and redwoods that grow on the western coast of the United States. But a little over a century ago, the east coast of America was also home […]

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 7, 2019

Microbes are everywhere, on your phone, in your water bottle, on your hands before you wash them, on your hands after you wash them, and literally everywhere else on top of you too. Microbes are omnipresent at any moment, and there is nothing we can do about it So, millions of years ago we made […]

Fungi: Death Becomes Them – CrashCourse Biology #39

Fungi: Death Becomes Them – CrashCourse Biology #39

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 5, 2019

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of fungi (fuhn-gahy), or fungi (fuhn-jahy). Both are acceptable pronunciations. But I say fungi because it’s fungus. Not fun-jus. Though fun-jus is also fun to say. Fungi are a little bit like plants, and more like animals than you might think. They diverged from protists about a billion […]

6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets

6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 4, 2019

I love a challenge, and saving the Earth is probably a good one. We all know the Earth is in trouble. We have now entered in the 6X, the sixth major extinction on this planet. I often wondered, if there was a United Organization of Organisms — otherwise known as “Uh-Oh” — (Laughter) — and […]

Learn about the DiseaseTriangle

Learn about the DiseaseTriangle

By Micah Moen 0 Comment July 26, 2019

dr. dama cone our osu plant pathologist is joining us today to break down diseases on plants so really I mean we often find in our garden different diseases that come about how do how do we prevent this and what causes a disease to develop on our plants well we teach plant pathology which […]

The Difference between Biotic vs Abiotic

The Difference between Biotic vs Abiotic

By Micah Moen 0 Comment July 22, 2019

we're talking diseases today plant diseases and joining us is dr. John dama Cohn who is our OSU plant pathologist specialist and dr. dama Cohn when we talk about diseases I think a lot of times we think of a specific pathogen that's causing it but what really how do we break down diseases isn't […]