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November meeting- Giuliana Furci: Women in Mycology
November 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Giuliana will give a brief overview of the history of women in mycology, the relationship between mycology and Paganism, and reflect on her career of 22 years as a field mycologist and fungal activist.
Giuliana has been the biggest promoter of the study and protection of the Fungi Kingdom in Chile in the last decades. She is the founder and CEO of the Fungi Foundation. She is the first female mycologist of non-lichenized mushrooms in Chile, starting her career in 1999 as a self-taught amateur.
Her mother is Chilean, and her father is Italian. She was born in London, England, where she lived until 1993. She currently lives between Santiago and Curarrehue in Chile, with her son Lucas León.
Under her leadership, Chile became the first country in the world to include the Fungi Kingdom in its environmental legislation, thus allowing Chilean funga to be included in the study and evaluation of environmental impacts throughout the country, through its incorporation into the Law of General Bases of the Environment, also mandating its incorporation into the national inventory of species, among other obligations.