Venue: Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Organiser: Dr Martin Bidartondo

The British Mycological Society

Autumn Open Meeting

in partnership with

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

 The Geography of Fungi

 Saturday 30 November 2013 – Kew Gardens, Jodrell Lecture Theatre

Join us for an exploration of the latest studies of fungi from Antarctica to the tropics.  We will also have an opportunity to visit Kew Gardens.

10:30-11:00:  Coffee & Tea.

11:00-11:30:  Matthew Fisher, Imperial College.

            Matthew is a leader in the study of emerging fungal diseases.

11:30-12:00:  Ester Gaya, Kew Gardens.

            Ester is an expert on lichens.

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

14:00-14:30:  Leho Tedersoo, University of Tartu.

            Leho is a leader in mycorrhizal ecology.

14:30-15:00:  Laura Martínez & Sietse van der Linde, Kew Gardens.

            Laura and Sietse work on mycorrhizal fungi in Europe's forests.

15:00-15:30:  Filipa Cox, University of Manchester.

            Filipa is investigating Antarctic fungi.

15:30-16:00:  Catalina Estrada, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

            Catalina is an expert on fungi and leaf-cutting ants.

16:00:  Coffee & Tea.

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

If you would like to access the fungarium and/or the fungal library, please make arrangements before the meeting (

Detailed directions to Kew Gardens can be found at:

The Jodrell Gate is on Kew Road, Richmond TW9 3DS.