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The importance of fungi and mycology for addressing major global challenges

Overview of attention for article published in IMA Fungus, December 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 135)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Title
The importance of fungi and mycology for addressing major global challenges
Published in
IMA Fungus, December 2014
DOI 10.5598/imafungus.2014.05.02.10
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lene Lange

Abstract

In the new bioeconomy, fungi play a very important role in addressing major global challenges, being instrumental for improved resource efficiency, making renewable substitutes for products from fossil resources, upgrading waste streams to valuable food and feed ingredients, counteracting life-style diseases and antibiotic resistance through strengthening the gut biota, making crop plants more robust to survive climate change conditions, and functioning as host organisms for production of new biological drugs. This range of new uses of fungi all stand on the shoulders of the efforts of mycologists over generations: the scientific discipline mycology has built comprehensive understanding within fungal biodiversity, classification, evolution, genetics, physiology, ecology, pathogenesis, and nutrition. Applied mycology could not make progress without this platform. To unfold the full potentials of what fungi can do for both environment and man we need to strengthen the field of mycology on a global scale. The current mission statement gives an overview of where we are, what needs to be done, what obstacles to overcome, and which potentials are within reach. It further provides a vision for how mycology can be strengthened: The time is right to make the world aware of the immense importance of fungi and mycology for sustainable global development, where land, water and biological materials are used in a more efficient and more sustainable manner. This is an opportunity for profiling mycology by narrating the role played by fungi in the bioeconomy. Greater awareness and appreciation of the role of fungi can be used to build support for mycology around the world. Support will attract more talent to our field of study, empower mycologists around the world to generate more funds for necessary basic research, and strengthen the global mycology network. The use of fungi for unlocking the full potentials of the bioeconomy relies on such progress. The fungal kingdom can be an inspiration for even more.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ghana 1 <1%
Unknown 137 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 31 22%
Researcher 26 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 14%
Student > Master 15 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 9%
Other 18 13%
Unknown 15 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 18%
Environmental Science 11 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 7%
Chemistry 4 3%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 22 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2020.
All research outputs
#1,659,873
of 15,465,490 outputs
Outputs from IMA Fungus
#9
of 135 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,554
of 217,919 outputs
Outputs of similar age from IMA Fungus
#1
of 1 outputs
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