BMS Autumn Open meeting

17th November 2012

Wood Decay Fungi:
more than just a load of rotters

10:00-10:30  Registration, coffee & tea,

10:30-11:00  A lot of rot: from standing tree to complete decay on the forest floor
Lynne Boddy (Cardiff University) 

11:00-11:30  Serpula lacrimans and other fungi in buildings
                      Sarah Watkinson  (Oxford University)

11:30-12:00  The secret life of Christmas trees: molecular ecology of wood-decaying fungi pdf.gif
                      Dmitry Schigel (Helsinki, Finland)

12:00-14:00  Lunch break & time to visit the Gardens

13:00-14:00  BMS AGM

14:00-14:30  Conservation biology of wood decay fungi
Jan Stenlid (SLU Uppsala, Sweden)

14:30-15:00  What is present affects what is to come
                      Jen Hiscox   (Cardiff University)

15:00-15:30   What can citizen science tell us about wood-inhabiting fungi?
                       Jacob Heilmann-Claussen (Copenhagen)

15:30-16:00  What -omics can tell us about wood decay fungi
                      Dan Eastwood  (Swansea University)


16.00             Tea and end

Held in partnership with The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew