Autumn meeting 2016 & AGM

Nov 26th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jodrell Laboratory - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey TW9 3AB

Come to learn more about the diversity and distribution of fungi.


10:00-10:45:  Coffee & Tea.

10:45-11:10:  Beatrice Senn-Irlet - Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research.
    Beatrice chairs the European Council for the Conservation of Fungi and investigates the ecology of alpine and subalpine fungi.

11:10-11:30:  Tuula Niskanen - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Tuula works on the ecology and diversity of Cortinarius.

11:30-11:45:  Ricardo Castilho - Imperial College & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Ricardo will discuss the phylogeography of Amanita.

11:45-12:00:  Jill Kowal - Imperial College & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Jill investigates links between bryophytes, fungi and heathers in lowland heaths.


12:00-14:00:  Lunch break, Annual General Meeting & phylogenetics mini-workshop on reading trees.


14:00-14:20:  Sietse van der Linde - Imperial College London.
    Sietse will discuss the distributions of forest mycorrhizal fungi across Europe.

14:20-14:40:  Pepijn Kooij - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Pepijn works on mutualisms between fungi and ants.

14:40-15:00:  Filipa Cox - University of Manchester.
    Filipa will discuss the distributions of fungi in Antarctica and beyond.

15:00-15:30:  Pierre-Arthur Moreau - University of Lille.
    Pierre-Arthur is working on the phylogeny and biogeography of morels.

15:30-16:00:  Open Discussion

A contribution of £5 is requested towards supporting our meeting costs.

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