Meetings & Events
BMS Supported Events
19:30 – 21:00
The impact of fire on fungal diversity Society
Online talk (free to attend)
In this lecture, Sydney Glassman talks about increasing fires in the age of the anthropogene and how they impact fungi. Fires in general have a negative impact on fungal diversity, but certain pyrophilous, or fire loving, fungi increase in frequency post-fire.
Dr Sydney Glassman talks about increasing fires in the age of the anthropogene and how they impact fungi
About this Event
In this lecture, Sydney Glassman talks about increasing fires in the age of the anthropogene and how they impact fungi. Fires in general have a negative impact on fungal diversity, but certain pyrophilous, or fire loving, fungi increase in frequency post-fire. She had a rare opportunity to study mega-fire impacts on fungi when her plots burned down in two catastrophic mega-fires in California.
Dr Sydney Glassman's research focuses on understanding patterns and processes governing microbial diversity, and their ecosystem functions such as terrestrial symbioses and decomposition. She is particularly interested in how increasing disturbances in the age of the Anthropocene impact soil microbial communities and their functions. She specialises in mycorrhizal fungi and soil fungi and bacteria. She received her B.A. in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also received a Masters of Environmental Studies. She completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at UC Berkeley with Prof. Tom Bruns. She completed her post-doc on microbial contribution to leaf litter decomposition with Prof. Jennifer Martiny at UC Irvine. In July 2018, she joined the faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside as an Assistant Professor
Register for this Event (free)
UK Fungus Day 2021 Education
Various locations and online
Science and arts activities and events to introduce everyone to the wonders of the Fungal Kingdom!
BMS Annual Conference - Fungi and the Environment Society
A Conference to celebrate 125 years of the British Mycological Society (1896 - 2021)
To celebrate 125 years of the BMS, we have created a full and varied programme of presentations, poster sessions, seminars and workshops for all from the fungal biology and ecology community, with an additional day dedicated to early career mycologists.
The Conference is open to national and international BMS members and non-members, studying, working or volunteering in mycology.
The main meeting will be preceded (on Monday, 4th April) by the inaugural BMS Mycology-PhD Students' Seminar, for PhD research students and recent post-doctoral scientists to present their work, hear from a selection of speakers and meet with colleagues from across the mycology sector.
All attendees will be welcomed to Cranfield on the first evening of the Anniversary Conference with a bar-b-que and chance to meet colleagues, old and new. The three-day programme includes international speakers in four sessions discussing fungi in the built, human, industrial/technological and natural environments. In parallel, colleagues from the field mycology arena will have the opportunity to gather and participate in seminars and workshops on the latest developments. All are invited to join the BMS at Woburn Safari Lodge for an evening of music and the Conference Dinner. The final half-day will be on the theme of climate change and interactions with fungi, and the Conference will conclude with the award of prizes and lunch.
We look forward to welcoming you all to an exciting meeting in April 2022!
Angel Medina and Naresh Magan, Applied Mycology Group, Cranfield University
Local Organisers for the BMS
The 12th International Mycological Congress (IMC12) Research
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Amsterdam
The 12th International Mycological Congress (IMC12) will be organized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands July 25-29, 2022. The last time this event was held in Europe was IMC9, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2010, which was a great success.
IMC12 12th International Mycological Congress
(25–29 July 2022)
“Fungal Biology and Applications”
The Dutch Mycological Society, in collaboration with the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, is pleased to invite you to attend the 12th International Mycological Congress (25–29 July 2022) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We are excited for the return of this incredible mycological experience to Europe. For the first time, IMC will be hosted in the Netherlands, home to famous mycologists like Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Hendrik Persoon, Johanna Westerdijk, J.A.(Dolf) von Arx, Cornelius Bas, Joop van Brummelen, and many, many more.
The theme for the congress is “Fungal Biology and Applications”, and will cover cutting edge developments, numerous hands-on workshops, satellite meetings and incredible symposia. IMC12 is the one-stop-shop for mycology. Amsterdam is affordable, safe, and home to Schiphol, one of the most efficient airports in the world. Come and launch your career and share your vision.
It’s time for mycology, it’s time to come back to where it all started, it’s time for Amsterdam! Expand your fungal network, discover mycology, and join us!