Special Russulas Presentation: October 17th, 2013
Several of the regional mycology clubs have worked together to bring Dr. Bart Buyck to the PNW. He is here to gather local Russulas for study and to talk to the various mycology clubs about his research. This is a special meeting to accommodate Bart’s visit to Eugene.
Dr. Bart Buyck is Associate Professor in the Department of Systematics and Evolution at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France. Bart obtained his PhD in 1989 at the University of Gent in Belgium with a revision of Russula in Africa for which he received the Augustin Pyramus de Candolle prize of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Geneva, Switzerland. He has continued his research in tropical mycology, first at the University of Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, and later at the University of Bujumbura in Burundi, Central Africa. Since 1996 Bart joined the Laboratoire de Crytogamie of the National History Museum in Paris, France, where he is responsible for the Mycology Herbarium.
Throughout his career, Bart has been collecting edible and ectomycorrhizal mushrooms in many Central and East African countries as well as other countries around the world. He is particularly interested in Russulas, a group for which he is widely acknowledged to be the world’s foremost expert, and also Cantharellaceae. He has developed along with Vincent Robert, ALLRUS, a software program allowing ID and classification of worldwide Russulas, for which he is preparing a new version. When he is not working in Paris, Bart spends time with his wife and 2 sons in Belgium.
October 17th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Room 115, Science Building #16
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
This presentation is open to the public. Donations will be accepted.