Volume 16, Number 3 (1989)

Methods In Quaternary Ecology #9. Fungi

K. A. Pirozynski
Paleobiology Division, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario.

Published 1989-09-09

How to Cite

Pirozynski, K. A. (1989). Methods In Quaternary Ecology #9. Fungi. Geoscience Canada, 16(3). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/3621


Fungi are ubiquitous in Quaternary fossiliferous deposits. Most are incidentally encountered during paleobotanical, including palynological, and paleozoological procedures and are rarely studied. Yet, explicitly paleomycological investigations reveal that fungi have considerable potential to provide data sharpening the focus of biotic and environmental reconstructions hitherto based solely on the more traditional paleontological evidence.