Ecology and management of the commercially harvested <i>Tricholoma flavovirens</i> in maritime pine forests of Beira Litoral, Portugal (MÍSCARO)
Coordinator - M. Teresa Gonçalves
Programme - POCI
Execution dates - 2005-06-01 - 2008-05-31 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT (POCI/AGR/57669/2004)
Total Funding - 84 500 €
Proponent Institution -
Participating Institutions
1 - IAV (FCTUC)
2 - IMAR - Coimbra Interdisciplinary Center (FCTUC)
3 - INOVA-EM Municipality of Cantanhede
4 - DGRF
This project aims: i) to gather a better understanding of the reproductive mechanisms, ecology and population genetics of the míscaro; ii) to compare míscaro productivity across different pine forest management regimes and iii) to evaluate the harvesting impacts in the subsequent fruiting.
Our goal is to be able to provide forest owners, mushroom harvesters, managers and policymakers accurate information and guidelines for an appropriate management of maritime pine forests. If míscaro harvest and maritime pine forest habitats are managed properly, míscaro is likely to remain a sustainable forest product in Beira Litoral for many years to come.


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