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is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology
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
January 19 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting
to the meeting are here.
Speaker: Tom Bruns,
Department of Plant & Microbial
Biology, UC Berkeley
tale of two fires: what the Mt. Vision and Rim fires told us about
post-fire fungal ecology."
Professor Tom Bruns
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,
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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