Keep abreast of what is happening at the Macedonian Mycological Society (MMS), including updates on our science and conservation activities in Macedonia, in the Balkans and wider, such as scientific discoveries, publications, field research, events and much more.
|Posted on May 26, 2021 at 5:40 PM|
The new National Red List of Fungi of Macedonia has been produced, including 64 species, compatible with the Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Regarding the species threat status, 6 species have been assigned the category of CR - Critically Endangered (9.3 %), 19 EN – Endangered (29.6 %), 34 VU – Vulnerable (53.1 %), 2 NT - Near Threatened (3.1 %), 2 LC - Least Concern (3.1 %), and one species is DD - Data Deficient (1.5 %). The majority of the fungal...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 15, 2021 at 4:55 PM|
The Macedonian Mycological Society proposes that the fungus rosy goblet become a symbol of Vodno Protected Area.
The hopes are that before long, part of Vodno Mountain will be proclaimed a protected area in the category of protected landscape, thereby facilitating protection of a number of rare and threatened species occurring in the area. Specifically, five species are categorized as endangered (EN) or vulnerable (VU) pursuant to the IUCN, and they are part of the forthcoming National ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 27, 2020 at 7:25 AM|
A species from Macedonia new to science has been published by the authors Si-Peng Jian, Mitko Karadelev, Pan-Meng Wang, Wang-Qiu Deng and Zhu L. Yang in the journal Mycological Progress 19, 805–816 (2020), in the paper titled ''Clitopilus abprunulus, a new species from N. Macedonia with notes on C. ravus and pleuromutilin producing taxa''. The study describes Clitopilus abprunulus (Entolomataceae, Agaricales) as a new species based on collections from Macedonia with bot...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM|
The Natural History Museum in Skopje, Macedonia, and the Macedonian Mycological Society are mounting an one-month exhibit of fungi entitled the Mystic Nature of Fungi, officially opened in the Museum on 23 December 2019. This is the first fungi exhibition ever in the Museum. The show comprises photographs of notable Macedonian fungi species by the renowned German photographer Matthias Theiss and two dioramas of dry fungi specimens from the Macedonian Collection of Fungi (MCF), housed at the F...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM|
A new species of fungi has been described from Macedonia, named after the country where it has been collected - Astraeus macedonicus, by Rusevska, Karadelev, Telleria & M.P. Martín. The research article has been published in Persoonia, volume 42, 2019 (Fungal Planet Description Sheets: 868–950, page 380). The notes section within the paper reads as follows:...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM|
The mycological team led by Prof. Mitko Karadelev from the Faculty of Natural Science in Skopje has rounded up the project ''Fungi of Kosovo: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas'' (1 March 2017 - 31 August 2018), funded by the Rufford Foundation.
Until now, fungi of Kosovo had been studied very scarcely and only few official data had been available. The project has produced data on 380 different species i.e. 770Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM|
A team from the Macedonian Mycological Society is currently working on the bilateral project ‘Heavy Metal Content in Selected Wild Mushrooms in Macedonia and Yunnan Province’ (1 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2019). It is part of the Macedonian-Chinese Scientific and Technological Cooperation Programme, supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. The team is led by Prof. Mitko Karadelev from the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 25, 2018 at 5:20 AM|
In the course of springtime of 2018, fungi research was conducted in Kosovo mountains, and this time the focus was on the area with undisturbed natural forest of Bosnian pine (Pinus leucodermis). Our goal was hunting for certain distinctive species connected to this Balkan endemic pine. The greatest find was the cup-fungus Zeus olympius, known only from the type locality in Greece (Mount Olympus) and Bulgaria. Thus, ours is only its third locality in the world. The species was observed only i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 7, 2018 at 4:00 AM|
In the course of the winter season within the project ''Fungi of Kosovo: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas'', supported by the Rufford Small Grants Foundation, the progress of foraying for fungi was not stopped but instead it continued in Kosovo lowlands. In the lowland areas there is little or no snow and outdoor temperatures are mild, thus there are favourable conditions for certain winter species to emerge. The field research was con...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2017 at 6:20 PM|
During autumn months of the project Fungi of Kosovo: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas'', supported by the Rufford Small Grants Foundation, field research for fungi collection was carried out in more than twenty localities. There were forays in various habitats but the emphasis was laid on beech and oak forests, plane riverine etc., predominantly in the central part of the country, Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park and Rugova Mountain. Ta...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 31, 2017 at 6:45 PM|
N A R R A T I V E R E P O R T
on Meeting ‘Fungal Conservation in Changing Europe - the Challenges Ahead,’
prepared by Prof. Mitko Karadelev, local organizer and Macedonian Mycological Society president
Skopje, Oct 2017
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|Posted on October 3, 2017 at 5:45 AM|
The Meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi, under the auspices of EMA and ISFC, has officially been opened in Ohrid on 1 Oct and it will last until 6 Oct 2017. It is hosted by the Macedonian Mycological Society and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University from Skopje.
Photographic albums with captions from all days of the scientific Meeting are available in the following Photo Gallery:
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|Posted on September 25, 2017 at 4:55 PM|
The complete Programme has been released for the upcoming Meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi in Ohrid (1-6 Oct), under the auspices of the European Mycological Association and the International Society for Fungal Conservation, organized and hosted by the Macedonian Mycological Society and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje.Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 4, 2017 at 1:05 AM|
In the course of the first four months of the project 'Fungi of Kosovo: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas'', supported by the Rufford Small Grants Foundation, field research for collection of fungal material was conducted in over 20 localities in Kosovo. The collection season is still in progress.The laboratory analyses for identification of the fungi specimens were performed at the Mycological Laboratory in Skopje. On the basis of both...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 18, 2017 at 3:15 AM|
|Posted on June 15, 2017 at 9:50 AM|
A Meeting entitled ‘Fungal Conservation in a Changing Europe: the Challenges Ahead,’ will be held in Ohrid (Macedonia), between 1st and 6th Oct 2017. It is organized by the European Mycological Association (EMA) and the International Society for Fungal Conservation (ISFC), with scientific support by theRead Full Post »
|Posted on May 1, 2017 at 2:25 PM|
Thanks to a recently awarded grant from the Rufford Foundation, a team from the Macedonian Mycological society has commenced a new project: ''Fungi of Kosovo: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas''. The project is to be implemented between 1 March 2017 through 31 August 2018.
The project goals are compiling a fungi inventory and a preliminary red list of fungi compliant with IUCN criteria, along with prop...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 1, 2015 at 5:05 PM|
Macedonian Mycological Society president Karadelev is one of the eighteen participants at the current Workshop of European Mycologists, held in Flen, Sweden, between 2nd and 4th Feb 2015. The event is within the framework of IUCN’s Global Fungal Red List initiative, and it is pivotal for moving fungal conservation forward. The general aim of the initiative is that at least 300 fungal species are evaluated against IUCN’s red list criteria on a global scale by 2015 yearend. The...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 9, 2014 at 6:35 PM|
Within the outreach activities of the Rufford project, Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas in Albania, in late Aug 2014 MMS president Karadelev had a presentation on Preliminary Red List of Albanian Macrofungi and he led a one-day fungi foray in Shebenik-Jabllanice NP, within the week-long Ecological Summer Camp.
The Camp involved 30 students of diverse study areas, ranging from biology to sociol...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2014 at 6:25 PM|
During the past two months, there have been robust outreach activities related to our ongoing project ''Fungi Albanici: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas in Albania''.
Up till now, data has been yielded on approximately 600 fungal species that have been identified. The finalised Preliminary Red List of fungi species, categorised in complianc...Read Full Post »