2017 Open Autumn Meeting

Nov 18th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

The British Mycological Society

Autumn Open Meeting
in partnership with
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Fungal Evolution & Ecology

Saturday 18 November 2017 – Kew Gardens, Jodrell Lecture Theatre, TW9 3DS.

Come to hear about the latest work by scientists, students and citizen scientists.


10:00-10:30: Coffee & Tea.

10:30-11:00: Dr. Jorinde Nuytinck - Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands.
Jorinde is a specialist on Lactarius and Lactifluus.

11:00-11:30: William Rimington - Imperial College London, Natural History Museum & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Will is investigating fungal symbioses in ancient lineages of plants.

11:30-12:00: Prof. Henry Beker - Royal Holloway, University of London.
Henry is an expert on Hebeloma.


12:00-14:00: Lunch break.


14:00-14:30: Dr. Brian Pickles - University of Reading & U. of British Columbia.
Brian works on the ecology of trees and fungi.

14:30-15:00: Carol Hobart.
Carol is a citizen scientist working on truffle fungi.

15:00-15:30: Dr. Laura Martínez-Suz - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Laura investigates the ecology of forest fungi.

15:30-16:00: Dr. Joan Webber - Forest Research, Alice Holt.
Joan is an expert on tree health.

16:00-16:30: Open Discussion - We will focus on citizen science and engagement.


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

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