CMS Meeting – January 10, 2018

  • When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Where: Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, Oregon 97405

The talk is free and open to the public. There will be a mushroom identification session prior to the speaker. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community.

Have you ever wondered whether some types of mushrooms are safer than others with respect to the metals they contain, or whether some foraging areas are safer than others? Our research study has been testing metals levels in a variety of commonly harvested wild mushroom species collected with the help of local mushroom foragers along the west coast of the US. We’re hoping to learn more about where metal accumulation in mushrooms is high and which mushroom species contain levels of metals that might pose a risk to human health based on chronic exposure.

About the Speaker: Dr. Erica Cline is an associate professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, where she works with undergraduate research students to study metals in mushrooms, the role of mycorrhizal fungi in revegetation of the Elwha dam restoration site, and the recolonization of pumice plains at Mt St Helens decades after the eruption, among other topics.

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