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dc.contributor.advisorHutchison, Leonard
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Osa
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-10T14:52:21Z
dc.date.available2020-07-10T14:52:21Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca:7070/handle/2453/4676
dc.description.abstractThis undergraduate thesis explores the feasibility of a commercial wild edible mushroom industry in Northwestern Ontario. Commercially relevant fungi reviewed in this thesis include chanterelles, matsutake, boletes, lobster mushrooms and morels. The commercial harvest of wild edible fungi has occurred in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and British Columbia since the early 1990’s. The productivities (kg/ha) of wild edible fungi in Northwestern Ontario are comparable to those in Northwest Territories, Yukon and British Columbia. A number of factors that might hinder a commercial harvest of wild edible fungi in Northwestern Ontario include limited accessibility to harvest sites, perishability of fruiting bodies, lack of local markets, lack of local harvesting traditions, and a lack of entrepreneurship in this endeavour.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectWild edible fungien_US
dc.subjectNon-timber forest productsen_US
dc.subjectEdible mushroomsen_US
dc.subjectWild mushroom commerceen_US
dc.subjectForest ecologyen_US
dc.titleA case for the commercial harvest of wild edible fungi in Northwestern Ontarioen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameHonours Bachelor of Environmental Managementen_US
etd.degree.levelBacheloren_US
etd.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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