SEMINAR – Fungal Conservation Across Hemispheres

south sound mushroom club

Fungal Conservation Across Hemispheres

The earth’s rapidly changing climate and swathe of environmental issues are brought into focus through images of drowning polar bears and the ‘biodiversity crisis’. But what about stinkhorns and slime moulds? How do such seemingly obscure organisms get a look in when they are not only overshadowed by so-called charismatic megafauna, but are rarely included in notions of ‘nature’ or ‘biodiversity’?

This talk explores how fungi have slipped through the cracks in the ways nature has been regarded historically, and global conservation initiatives today.

How are fungi perceived across hemispheres in conservation contexts?

What are the major challenges for the conservation of fungi on local and global scales?

Which fungal flagships could best capture the public imagination?

Further information: alison@alisonpouliot.com

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WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER 2019

19:30 – 21:30

Snohomish County Mycological Society

Baker Community Center
1401 Poplar Street
Everett, Washington 98201

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