MiCRop PI Toby Kiers in the media with her new SPUN initiative


Toby Kiers launched a new non-profit initiative called SPUN to protect and map the Earth’s fungal networks. It was covered by the BBCGuardianTimesWashington PostForbesTrouw

SPUN is a non-profit, science-based initiative founded to map fungal networks and advocate for their protection. In collaboration with researchers and local communities, we aim to accelerate efforts to protect the underground ecosystems largely absent from conservation and climate agendas. We propose that fungal networks—and the services they provide—are a global public good, analogous to clean air and water.