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Dr. Tom Bruns: Roles of Fungi in Forest Ecosystems
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Thursday, May 15, 2014| 7:30 — 9:30 pm

Tom Bruns

Fungi interact with forest ecosystems in many ways. Some of these interactions have direct and obvious effects on forests and others are more subtle but equally significant. This talk will guide you through several examples that make the point that forest systems are inescapably fungal systems.

Prof. Tom Bruns received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Botany in 1987, and went on to a postdoctoral position at the University of California Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1989. His research is focused on fungal ecology and systematics and he has published over 150 scientific papers in this area.

He is a recent past president of the Mycological Society of America, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the California Academy of Science, and the Mycological Society of America. He teaches introductory and advanced courses on fungi at Berkeley, and has won distinguished teaching awards from the College of Natural Resources and the Mycological Society of America for his efforts.

Doors open at 7:30. Meeting starts promptly at 8:00.