Fungi play critical roles in the functioning of healthy ecosystems, driving nutrient cycling, providing food for a variety of wildlife, maintaining the health of plants and storing carbon in soils. However fungi are one of the least studied groups of organisms in Australia.
- To help identify and describe new species,
- To work with fungi to restore damaged landscapes and improve soils,
- To help fungi sequester atmospheric carbon into soils,
- To isolate root symbiotic fungi to encourage plant growth.