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BAMS Monthly Meeting

Douglas Smith: Sympathy for the little guys
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Wednesday, March 22, 2017| 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Douglas Smith has long concentrated on some of the smaller fungi, so his talk will address mushrooms that are mostly 1-2cm or less in size. Since most people don't look for these, or you don't see them at fairs, Douglas thought it would be good to show their diversity.

Douglas Smith is a local amateur mycologist that has hunted mushrooms around the world. He photographs mushrooms where ever he goes and these photos are posted online, and have appeared in field guides, journals, and the National Geographic. In 2009 he had a chance to move to France, on the border of Switzerland, and lived there for two years. During that time he was a member of La société mycologique de Genève, and did a large amount of mushroom hunting in the area.

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

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Cornelia Cho: Mushrooms from a Korean Perspective
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Tuesday, April 18, 2017| 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Dr. Cornelia Cho presents: “Mushrooms from a Korean Perspective”. Although the dynamic is shifting, thanks to the popularity of Korean Dramas and the current chef romance with our ingredients, many people in this country still don’t know much about our culture as distinct from the other East Asian countries of China and Japan. As a mushroom club president and a woman of Korean ancestry, I look forward to sharing my heritage, its particularities and Korea’s cultural, culinary and medicinal relationship with the fungal kingdom. It should be a fun time for all.

Cho is President of the Mushroom Club of Georgia, and has a long interest in the medicinal aspects of fungi.

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

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Anna Bazzicalupo: Benjamin Woo's Russula Herbarium and his contribution to science
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Tuesday, May 16, 2017| 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Anna Bazzicalupo grew up in Naples, Italy. She did her undergrad and masters degrees in Scotland.

As a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, she is interested in the taxonomy and systematics of Russula of the Pacific Northwest. Her work involves using this complicated group as an example of collaboration between mycological societies and academia, towards the better understanding of the systematics and taxonomy of our local mushrooms. She has been working on the Benjamin Woo Russula collection from the Burke Museum, to barcode the Russulas of the Pacific Northwest.

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