The British Mycological Society

Autumn Open Meeting

in partnership with

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

       The Conservation of Fungi

Saturday 29 November 2014 – Kew Gardens, Jodrell Lecture Theatre, TW9 3DS.

 Fungal conservation is on the spotlight, join us to learn more.

All DayWhilst attending the BMS Autumn Open Meeting look out for: Henry Tribe. A chance to see part of the BMS Collection of Fungus Models, mostly made by Eileen Chattaway.

10:30-11:00:  Coffee & Tea.

11:00-11:30:  Anders Dahlberg -Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Anders is a fungal ecologist and conservation expert who leads the Global Fungal Red List Initiative of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

11:30-12:00:  Thom Kuyper -Wageningen University.

Thom is an expert on fungal ecology, involved with fungal conservation in The Netherlands.

12:00-12:30:  Annual General Meeting of the British Mycological Society.

12:30-14:00:  Lunch break.

14:00-14:20:  Alison Pouliot - Australian National University.

Alison is researching fungal conservation and is involved with Australia's   Fungimap project.

14:20-14:40:  Martyn Ainsworth - Kew Gardens.

            Martyn is an expert on fungal conservation.

14:40-15:00:  Andy Taylor - James Hutton Institute.

            Andy is a fungal ecologist interested in diversity and function.

15:00-15:20:  Daniel Henk - University of Bath.

  Daniel is an expert on genomics who is investigating fungal evolution and ecology.

15:20-15:40:  Chris Cheffings - Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

   Chris is evidence manager and national focal point for fungal conservation.

15:40-16:00:  Open Discussion

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