|Macrofungi of Costa Rica is a collaborative project between the Principal Investigators (Roy E. Halling & Gregory M. Mueller) with funding from the National Science Foundation (grant nos. DEB9972018 and DEB9972027). Initially, our work began as a biotic survey of The Agaricales of Costa Rican Quercus Forests funded by the National Science Foundation and U.S.A.I.D. (grant no. DEB9300798). We and our collaborators have been documenting the diversity, distribution, and ecology of agarics and boletes (i.e., mushrooms) and other macrofungi associated with Neotropical oak forests. The expanded project now incorporates polypores (woody bracket fungi), some macro-ascomycetes, thelephoroids, and puffballs and has focussed on six conservation areas in Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Tempisque, Arenal, Amistad Pacifico, Amistad Caribe, and Osa. Our collaborators in Costa Rica include the University of Costa Rica Biology Department and INBio (Costa Rica's National Institute of Biodiversity).
Funding has been acquired from the National Geographic Society Committee for Research & Exploration to explore the Macrofungi of the Costa Rican Páramo. Links to those taxa will be found elsewhere on this site.
All information content of the original Agaricales site is still here.