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BAMS General Meeting

Jason Hollinger: Tales from the Crypt(ogams): the Lichen Files
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
March 12, 2015 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Jason will select a handful of conspicuous and/or common species which mycologists have posted on MushroomObserver from coastal CA (Monterey to Mendocino counties) and tell a story about each. We can cover a wide range of hopefully interesting topics this way: the fog belt, pollution sensitivity, types of photobionts, secondary chemistry, sunscreen pigments, growth forms, asexual reproductive structures, repeated independent evolution of the lichenized state, unexpected insights from the recent molecular revolution, parasitism, etc.

Jason is an amateur botanist and lichenologist, as well as an amateur in many other things. He has been working with Nathan Wilson on the site MushroomObserver.org since about 2008. He is also working with the lichenologist Trevor Goward on his upcoming book Ways of Enlichenment and the associated website with the same name. You can find out more about Jason at: http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~hollin/.

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

BAMS General Meeting

Tom Bruns: Forest Fires and Fungi: Losers, Winners and Strategies
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm

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