Digital Documents for Learning and Teaching Mycology

Pilze für Einsteiger

eLearning-Module by S. Rudolph (2012)

Introduction to mycology, for beginners. (In German)

Schlüssel zur Bestimmung von Pilzen

By M. Piepenbring & H. Lotz-Winter (2015)

Simple key for the identification of groups of common fungi. (In German)

Animated Life Cycles of Fungi and Plants with Spores

By M. Piepenbring & G. Klees (2015)

Life cycles with developmental steps animated by flash, for beginners. (In English)

Mycological Teaching Diagrams

By M. Piepenbring (2015)

Diagrams of the textbook „Introduction to Mycology in the Tropics“. (In English and Spanish)

Fachberater für Mykologie

Teachings offered by the German Mycological Society. (In German)

eLearning Module on Applied Mycology

By M. Piepenbring & S. Pallesch (2016)

Twelve lectures of the IPF lecture series recorded by video and prepared as eLearning lessons, for advanced learners. (In English)

Diagram Showing the Importance of Fungi in Ecosystems

By M. Piepenbring (2016)

These diagrams shall be used for environmental education, for beginners and advanced students.

Picture sheets for fungi and plants in Panama and Ecuador

By T.A. Hofmann, D. Cruz and collaborators (2015)

Photos of fungi and plants with scientific names.

Introduction to Mycology in the Tropics

By M. Piepenbring (2015)

Textbook on mycology, for beginners and advanced students. (In Spanish or English)

Los Hongos de Panamá

By G. Guzmán & M. Piepenbring (2010)

Guide to the most important fungi in Panama. (In Spanish)


Checklist of Fungi Known to Panama

By M. Piepenbring (2013)

List of fungal species known to Panama with references to literature. (In English and Spanish)


Panamá – Naturaleza Fascinante

By image domain (2008)

Documentary film on the nature in Panama, shot by Panamanians for Panamanians. (In Spanish with German subtitles)



The modules presented on this page offer diverse possibilities for learning and teaching mycology. They were created by members of the working group of Prof. M. Piepenbring together with numerous collaborators. We thank them all for their expertise and generous contributions towards this effort!