BMS Field Events
UK Fungus Day 2018 Education
The British Mycological Society's UK Fungus Day festivities will take place over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of October 2018
The British Mycological Society's UK Fungus Day festivities will take place over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of October 2018.
The UK Fungus Day website will soon be updated with all the relevant information about events across the UK for 2018 and can be found at http://www.ukfungusday.co.uk/
2018 Autumn Study Week Field
Waterside Holiday Village
Exploring the fungal diversity of Cornwall
BMS Autumn Field Event
Venue:Waterside, Cornwall, Old Coach Road, Lanivet, Cornwall, P30 5JJ
Dates: Mon 8th Oct to Mon 15th Oct 2018
Venue website: www.watersidecornwall.com
For our Autumn event we are staying at the Waterside holiday village in Cornwall. Situated near Bodmin and being central it is ideally situated to reach a good variety of sites. Pauline Penna is our local organiser. Guest Mycologist - to be confirmed.
The Cornwall group has recently recorded several fungi new to Britain. The warm oceanic climate of Cornwall will no doubt have plenty more undiscov-ered new species of fungi just sitting waiting for our visit.
Although we are staying in holiday lodges, we are not going to be self cater-ing. Our accommodation will be ‘Full Board’ therefore they will be providing all meals including breakfast. The lodges have twin and double rooms, all the rooms are either en-suite or have an exclusive-use bathroom adjacent.
The workroom is apparently very large so they can accommodate a large group. If people book early and there is extra demand it may be possible to book extra lodges, however, if booking is left too late any extra lodges might get snapped up by holiday makers, therefore please book early.
10:30 – 16:30
2018 AGM and Autumn Meeting Field
Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Jodrell Laboratory
Fungi in a Changing World
Fungi in a Changing World
Saturday 17 November 2017 – Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre,
Jodrell Laboratory, Jodrell Gate, Kew Road, Kew Gardens, TW9 3DS.
Come to hear about the latest research.
10:00-10:30: Coffee & Tea.
10:30-11:00: Prof. Peter Kennedy - U. of Minnesota.
Ecologist working on fungal diversity and functions.
11:00-11:30: Dr. Carrie Andrew - Swiss Federal Research Institute & U. of Oslo
Ecologist investigating changes in fruiting phenology.
11:30-12:00: Prof. Pieter van West - U. of Aberdeen - Presidential Address
Molecular biologist investigating oomycetes.
12:00-12:30 British Mycological Society AGM (Annual General Meeting)
12:00-14:00: Lunch break.
14:00-14:30: Prof. Sarah Gurr - U. of Exeter
Plant pathologist working on food security.
14:30-15:00: Prof. Mark Fricker - U. of Oxford
Specialist in imaging fungal signalling and transport.
15:00-15:30: Dr. Ellen Larsson - U. of Gothenburg
Specialist on threatened woodwaxes (Hygrophorus).
15:30-16:00: Dr. Ali Ashby - U. of Cambridge
Science communicator and former chair of the BMS Education and Outreach Committee.
16:00-16:30: Open Discussion.
Non BMS Field EVents
17:00 – 7 Sep 2018
Identifying Fungi Field
Whether your interest in fungi is just for fun or for more serious recording, this course aims to give participants the tools to be more confident in their identifications.
Whether your interest in fungi is just for fun or for more serious recording, this course aims to give participants the tools to be more confident in their identifications. Time will be spent in the field looking for the fungi that associate with a stunning range of habitats including Caledonian pine, broadleaf woodland and old grasslands; many of the fungi that grow here are rarely seen in other areas of the country. In the field with an expert, it is possible to clarify the distinguishing macro characters that can be so difficult to transfer from the guidebooks to the real world. Prior knowledge of the scientific names of fungi is not required for this course but it is hoped that in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you will surprise yourself at how many names you actually learn during the week. Part of the afternoons and evenings will be set aside for working indoors to allow close examination of the specimens collected. Tips on taking spore prints and other simple techniques will also be given. A number of texts will be available, ranging from beginner's keys to genus monographs and time will be spent working through keys with those who are not confident in their use. Techniques will be taught to beginners in microscopy, to enable access to the world of spores and other fascinating micro-characters. Evening talks will include further information about fungal lifestyles and why they are so important in our woodlands, grasslands and other habitats.
Chris Knowles is a consultant ecologist with a wide experience of leading workshops on fungus identification at Kindrogan and elsewhere in Scotland. As well as teaching Chris has recently worked as an RSPB reserves ecologist.
State of the World's Fungi Symposium Copy Research
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Join scientists and policymakers for our first ever two-day symposium on the State of the World's Fungi. 13 &14 September 2018.
In conjunction with the publication of a cutting-edge annual report, scientists and policymakers will gather at Kew for the first international State of the World's Fungi Symposium.
Building on the success of our State of The World’s Plants project, the State of the World’s Fungi report provides a review of our current state of knowledge and the major issues affecting fungal diversity and abundance. Also featured in the report are fungal-plant interactions, conservation and uses of fungi, and the fungal tree of life.
The two-day symposium brings together plant and fungal scientists, ecologists, conservationists and industry and policy experts from around the world, to discuss issues raised in the report.
The symposium will be based around seven topical questions, with each session comprising talks from invited experts followed by a panel Q&A to discuss the emerging issues:
- Conservation of fungi: what, why, where and how?
- Does all plant life depend on fungi?
- And have you forgotten the lichens?
- Do fungi provide a greater ecosystem service or disservice?
- Fungal networking – who benefits?
- Panning for gold in the mould: where do we find commercial value in fungi?
- Exploring the dark taxa: when does a molecular signature become a species?
Other highlights of the programme include:
- Poster session and drinks reception – 13 September 2018
- Symposium dinner (optional) – 13 September 2018