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August 21st, 2019
"The Fungi Foundation and fungi from Chile"
Giuliana is founder and president of the Fungi Foundation. She has been the main promoter of the study and protection of the Fungi Kingdom in recent decades in Chile. Through her work, she managed to make Chile the first country in the world to include the Fungi Kingdom in its environmental impact assessment legislation through its incorporation into the General Bases of the Environment Law, which also mandates the incorporation of fungi into the national inventory of species, among other obligations. She is the author of the two volumes of the "Mushroom Field Guide of Chile", and "Fungi Austral - Field Guide of the Most Colorful Mushrooms of Chile”, among other titles, which contain detailed descriptions of fungi from Chile and which are used as a reference in national and international publications. She recently collaborated as co-author in the first report of the State of the Fungi of the World, by Kew Gardens. Giuliana is curator of the FFCL Fungarium, which is continually studied in collaboration with experts from Harvard, Conicet Argentina, University of Florida, and other institutions. She is an Associate at Harvard University, a member of the International Mycology Association, the Latin American Association of Mycology, the Mycological Society of America, and the International Society for the Conservation of Fungi. Among her recognitions is the 2013 President's Award of the International Society for Fungal Conservation and in 2018 the Salzman Award of the Telluride Mushroom Festival in the United States.
As always, try to come around 6:15 to meet, greet, and share in some snacks!
(FALSE?) MOREL SEASON
It's that time of year again, when hunters hit the woods in search of the elusive morel. Unfortunately there are other (albeit much less common) mushrooms that can appear during this season known as false morels, the name given to several species of mushroom which bear a resemblance to the highly regarded true morels of the genus Morchella. So now is a perfect time for a refresher on the false morel from Tom Volk, mycologist and previous MCG speaker. And remember, if in doubt, do not risk eating it!
MCG features monthly meetings each year between February and November on a variety of fungi-related topics. To view some of our previous meetings go HERE.
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