MiSAC Competition 2021
Fungi and Climate Change
Aim of the competition.
To develop an understanding among teenagers of the interrelationships between the activities of fungi and climate change.
The fungal kingdom is one of the oldest and largest groups of living organisms. Originating in water and diverging from a common ancestor with animals up to 900 million years ago, fungi have become particularly diverse on land where they are widely distributed because they are dispersed by airborne spores. Found from the tropics to Antarctica, the distribution and activities of fungi are controlled by their environment.