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LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.


January 19 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting

Directions to the meeting are here.

Speaker:  Tom Bruns, Professor,

 Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

Program: "A tale of two fires: what the Mt. Vision and Rim fires told us about post-fire fungal ecology."


Professor Tom Bruns


Fire is a natural part of most western forest ecosystems, and while plant strategies for surviving or recolonizing after fire are well known, much less is known about how fungi deal with this common disturbance.  This talk will review some of the details that are known about how saprobic and ectomycorrhizal fungi recolonized following severe, stand-replacing fires.  The talk will it draw heavily on studies of the Mt. Vision Fire in Pt Reyes National Seashore and the more recent Rim Fire in Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park.

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