Macedonian Mycological Society



Keep abreast of what is happening at the Macedonian Mycological Society (MMS), including updates on our science and conservation activities in Macedonia and in the Balkans, such as scientific discoveries, field research trips, fungi collection management, publications and more. 

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Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing IFAs in Albania

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 4:15 AM
A team from the Macedonian Mycological society has embarked on a new project: ''Fungi Albanici: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas in Albania''. The project is of duration from 1 April 2013 - until 30 September 2014, and it is a result of a recently awarded Booster Grant from the Rufford Foundation. 

In the course of the first three project months, field research was conducted and over 20 localities in Albania were visited. The collected fungal material from these spring forays has been entirelly processed, and the results have been entered in a fungi database created specifically for this project. In view of both the fungi database and project research so far, there is data on approximately 350 specimens, of which about 260 are different species - all new for Albania. Part of the project results were presented at the Third International Conference of Ecosystems, held in Tirana in June 2013. More on

Photographs by Mitko Karadelev. All rights reserved.

Prespa NP in Albania

Fungi foray.

Polyporus brumalis

Pluteus thomsonii - a very rare fungal species.

Korab Mt Field Research Trip

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 3:45 PM

A Macedonian Mycological Society team participated in a field research in Korab Mountain between 8th and 22nd July 2013. Korab Mt is part of Mavrovo National Park, and it is situated in the western part of the country, along the Macedonian-Albanian borderline. The annual educational and scientific field research activity was organised by Biology Students’ Research Society, which functions within the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics in Skopje.