2017 Open Autumn Meeting

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

Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, 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, Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre ( formerly 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.

12:00-12:30: Marcus Yeo - Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
Marcus is chief executive of the UK advisory body on nature conservation.


12:30-14:00: Lunch break.

Exhibition of Models by Eileen Chattaway
During the day it will be possible to view the fungal models made by Eileen Chattaway who sadly died earlier this year. 


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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