At the CMS April meeting, Randy Molina will present his informative talk “Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation of Truffle Fungi in Forests of the Pacific Northwest”. This presentation summarizes five decades of truffle research by the Corvallis Forest Mycology program and emphasizes the historical development of truffle science by mycologists over the last 100 years, truffle diversity and importance in forest ecosystems, and management principles to sustain this valuable fungal resource.
April 10, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Lane Community College, Room 115, Science Building #16
Dr. Dan Luoma
, professor at Oregon State University’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society
, will describe the fascinating interactions between forest plants and their associated mushroom and truffle fungi. Dr. Daniel Luoma received his B.S. in Physical Geography from the University of Oregon and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecological Plant Geography from Oregon State University. Dan’s teaching includes general mycology, workshops and field courses on forest mycology, and readings in fields of mycorrhizae and small mammal mycophagy. His research covers several integrated research projects in the field of Read more
photo by Bruce Newhouse
The first meeting of “the mushroom year” for the Cascade Mycological Society will be what we like to call the “identifest.” What’s an identifest? Just as it sounds, this meeting will be focused on identifying fresh mushrooms that people have brought with them. So, bring whatever fungal finds you’ve found (fresh, dried, or pictures) and we’ll endeavor to identify them to species (using Mushrooms Demystifyed). If you can get a spore print before the meeting and bring that in too, it will help with the identification process.
We will have microscopes available Read more
Come join the rest of the CMS membership for our last general meeting of this season! This is a members only meeting and pizza social, and the last CMS activity before we go into “hibernation” over the summer. The pizza social will be held on Thursday June 13 at 7 pm at Roaring Rapids Pizza, on 4006 Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. In addition, Read more
Our April general meeting will feature a talk by Alija Bajro Mujic, titled “Have Rake, Will Travel: Following the Ancestral Migration of Douglas Fir and it False-Truffle Associates”
Come and follow a young American mycologist from the balmy highlands of Southern Japan to the forested sky islands of the American Southwest and Mexico in search of the unknown false-truffles of Douglas Fir. The work presented in this talk seeks a better understanding of the unique ectomycorrhizal relationship shared by the genera Rhizopogon and Pseudotsuga and traces the historical migration of forests around the Northern Pacific Rim.
Alija Bajro Mujic is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. Alija’s interest in Fungi was first cultivated through Read more