Come to learn more about the diversity and distribution of fungi.
10:00-10:45: Coffee & Tea.
10:45-11:10: Beatrice Senn-Irlet - Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research.
Beatrice chairs the European Council for the Conservation of Fungi and investigates the ecology of alpine and subalpine fungi.
11:10-11:30: Tuula Niskanen - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Tuula works on the ecology and diversity of Cortinarius.
11:30-11:45: Ricardo Castilho - Imperial College & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Ricardo will discuss the phylogeography of Amanita.
11:45-12:00: Jill Kowal - Imperial College & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Jill investigates links between bryophytes, fungi and heathers in lowland heaths.
12:00-14:00: Lunch break, Annual General Meeting & phylogenetics mini-workshop on reading trees.
14:00-14:20: Sietse van der Linde - Imperial College London.
Sietse will discuss the distributions of forest mycorrhizal fungi across Europe.
14:20-14:40: Pepijn Kooij - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Pepijn works on mutualisms between fungi and ants.
14:40-15:00: Filipa Cox - University of Manchester.
Filipa will discuss the distributions of fungi in Antarctica and beyond.
15:00-15:30: Pierre-Arthur Moreau - University of Lille.
Pierre-Arthur is working on the phylogeny and biogeography of morels.
15:30-16:00: Open Discussion
A contribution of £5 is requested towards supporting our meeting costs.