ISME｜Forest tree growth is linked to mycorrhizal fungal composition and function across Europe
Dr. Colin Averill and colleagues analyzed forest inventory data across 15 European countries and found that the presence of ectomycorrhizal fungi was linked to a three-fold difference in tree growth rate.
SCIENCE｜By aiding trees, fungi might help curb warming
Following a profile of SPUN (Society for the Protection of Underground Networks), Science gives an overview of Funga's foundational experiment in Wales and plans to expand in the Southeastern United States.
BBC EARTH｜Wood Wide Web : The Galaxy Beneath Our Feet
A video short by BBC Earth, spotlighting the work of Dr. Mark Anthony (Dr. Colin Averill's postdoctoral researcher and close collaborator) who discusses the function, importance, and sheer magnitude of forest fungal networks.
SCIENCE｜The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry
Founder Dr. Averill and his colleagues synthesize over a decade of research showing how the soil microbiome - which fungal and bacterial species live where - is an important control of ecosystem carbon capture and storage.