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Grand Teton National Park Report

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The long-term objectives of this study are (1) to determine which species of higher fungi grow in forest, range, and pasturelands in and around Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks; (2) to gain a better understanding of the role of fungi in the ecosystem; (3) to prepare descriptions, keys, and illustrations for as many species as possible; and (4) to compare the fungal communities of this area with those of similar vegetation types in Europe. Fieldwork in the 1991 and 1993 seasons concentrated on the mushroom genus Cortinarius Fries, although other macrofungi are studied when permitted by time and availability of specimens.