12 episodes

How fundamental are fungi to a forest's eco-system? And how can they be utilised to reclaim barren land and grow sustainable plantations for economic markets? In this album, scientists from the UK and Malaysia explore how fungi form constructive and cooperative partnerships with other plants and trees, and how such symbiosis can be used for economic and environmental benefit. In the audio track, Professor David Robinson of The Open University delves deeper into the techniques scientists use to learn more about the woodwide web. This material forms part of The Open University course S204 Biology: uniformity and diversity.

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How fundamental are fungi to a forest's eco-system? And how can they be utilised to reclaim barren land and grow sustainable plantations for economic markets? In this album, scientists from the UK and Malaysia explore how fungi form constructive and cooperative partnerships with other plants and trees, and how such symbiosis can be used for economic and environmental benefit. In the audio track, Professor David Robinson of The Open University delves deeper into the techniques scientists use to learn more about the woodwide web. This material forms part of The Open University course S204 Biology: uniformity and diversity.

    Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web

    Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web

    Transcript -- Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web

    A short introduction to this album.

    Investigating symbiotic relationships

    Investigating symbiotic relationships

    Dr David Robinson explains the relationship between fungi and living trees.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- Investigating symbiotic relationships

    Transcript -- Investigating symbiotic relationships

    Dr David Robinson explains the relationship between fungi and living trees.

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    Unearthing the woodwide web

    Unearthing the woodwide web

    Where to find fungi, and the role that they play in the forest.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- Unearthing the woodwide web

    Transcript -- Unearthing the woodwide web

    Where to find fungi, and the role that they play in the forest.

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