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Mushrooms & Mycorrhizae - 191BOT329
Join Dr. Roy Halling, NYBG's Curator of Mycology, on an insider's tour of the Thain Family Forest. A widely published expert on mushrooms around the world (and featured on the podcast Radio Lab!), Dr. Halling will discuss how mushrooms contribute to a forest's health, delving into the process by which mycorrhizal roots share water and nutrients with their tree partners in exchange for carbohydrates. You'll gather a variety of mushrooms to dissect and observe under microscopes, using stains to distinguish between plant and fungal material.
insect repellant, hand lens, your favorite mushroom field guide, your favorite dissecting equipment (if you have done microscopy before), and comfortable footware for walking about the NYBG forest.
Friday, 8/10 (rain date 8/17)
10:00am - 01:00pm
Roy Halling, Ph.D.
, Watson Room 315
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