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Fungi support much of life on earth. SPUN is a scientific research organization founded to map mycorrhizal fungal communities and advocate for their protection.

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Through our Underground Explorers Program, we collaborate with researchers and local communities to map mycorrhizal fungal networks.

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SPUN joined researchers and local experts in Patagonia to ground-truth maps of predicted mycorrhizal fungal diversity.

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mapping MYCORRHIZAL networks

Together with GlobalFungi, Global Soil Mycobiome Consortium, the Crowther Lab, and researchers, SPUN is building a global database of mycorrhizal diversity. This will allow us to quantify biodiversity hot-spots and identify underground ecosystems of high conservation priority.

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SPUN published in Science magazine

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Meet the team

SPUN collaborates with scientists, NGOs, campaigners, and local communities to advocate for the inclusion of mycorrhizal fungal networks in conservation and climate agendas.

Adriana Corrales
Recording underground sounds in PatagoniaGround-truthing in Patagonia