Why Tasty Mushrooms Seem To Like Fires

Oct 31, 2016

Wild mushrooms are mysterious lifeforms. 

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For instance: we still don't know WHY morel mushrooms bloom after a wildfire. What we do know is that morels pack a delicious punch.

They're a distinctive species, popular with foragers, foodies, and with Dr. C. Alina Cansler, a research ecologist at The University of Washington.

Dr. Cansler co-authored a study of morels published last month in Forest Ecology and Managment.

She joins the Exchange with findings.