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CMS Meeting: “Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation of Truffle Fungi in Forests of the Pacific Northwest” Thursday, April 10, 2014

Randy Molina

Randy Molina

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.

WHEN:
April 10, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Lane Community College, Room 115, Science Building #16

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General Meeting: Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Matt Trappe

Matt Trappe

Do Edible Mushrooms in Oregon Contain Radioactive Contaminants?

Matt Trappe, one of the authors of “North American Truffles,” will talk about local mushrooms having radioactive contaminants on October 10th. Matt is a research ecologist with over 15 years experience working in western forests. He specializes in disturbance ecology particularly fire, and mycology, as well as soil microbiology, DNA and isotopic analysis, forestry, and botany. Matt has a Ph.D in Environmental Sciences and a MS in Forest Science/Forest Resources, both from OSU. He also has a BS in Electronic Engineering/Automated Manufacturing and worked as Read more »

General Meeting : Thursday March 14, 7:00pm

This Thursday, March 14, the CMS general meeting will feature our very own Chris Melotti, who will be presenting “Morels, Truffles and Other Spring Mushrooms”. This presentation was originally created by Dr. Micheal Beug, who will not be in attendance. While spring is not the peak time for northwest mushrooms, there are still plenty of interesting fungi out there, please join us for some interesting photos and discussion of what can be found at this season.

Dr. Michael Beug taught Read more »

General Meeting – Thursday Dec 13

Our December general meeting will feature the Spanish mycologist Dr. Luis Gonzaga. Dr. Gonzaga will present about studies of European black truffle ecology. He will discuss evidence supporting the hypothesis that “Ectomycorrhizae could be ‘liming’ host plant roots”.

Please join CMS in welcoming Dr. Luis Gonzaga. Our general meetings are the second Thursday of the month. Meet at 7 PM, Room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene. The presentation is free and open to the public.

General Meeting — Thursday February 10th, 2011

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Meeting presented by Chris Melotti.  See the complete slide deck for Morels, Truffles and other Spring Mushrooms, by Michael W. Beug.

Image by Michael King

General Meeting — Thursday December 9th, 2010

December’s speaker is Charlie LeFever, Phd. co-founder of the Oregon Truffle Festival and propertier of New World Truffieres. Dr. LeFever will give a talk entitled “Diamonds under the Douglas Fir: an introduction to the wild and cultivated truffles in Western Oregon.”

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene

General Meeting — Thursday November 11th, 2010

This month’s speaker will be Dr. Matt Trappe who will present a talk titled “Shaking the fungal tree of life: exploring relationships between truffles and mushrooms.”

Dr. Trappe is a research ecologist with over 14 years experience working in western forests. His specialties are disturbance ecology (particularly fire), mycology and soil microbiology, DNA and isotopic analysis, forestry, and botany. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and a M.S. in Forest Science/Forest Resources, both from Oregon State University

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene

David Pilz – Oregon’s Emergent Culinary Truffle Industry

Join us on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at our General Meeting for speaker David Pilz Dan Luoma, for a talk on Oregon’s Emergent Culinary Truffle Industry. We will meet at our usual location: LCC Building 16, Room 115 at 7:00pm:

Of all the World’s culinary delicacies, truffles stand out as the ultimate luxury food. Among the regions where they are or can be grown, Oregon has a suite of competitive advantages for their production. We have our own delicious native truffles and have all the resources needed to produce large quantities of cultivated European truffles. Oregon now stands on the cusp of a unique opportunity to become a world leader in the production of this highly prized rarity.

The truffle white paper that David will discuss explains the opportunities that a truffle industry offers Oregon and how to go about developing a premier industry, one that is characterized by high-quality products, ethical business practices, environmentally responsible production, and widely accrued benefits.

NOTE: Last minute speaker change, Dan will be presenting Dave’s presentation as Dave became unavailable at the last minute. Thanks Dan!!

UPDATE:  The current rough draft of the white paper presented at this meeting is available.