26th New Zealand Fungal Foray & Colloquium notice

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Tue, 27/03/2012 - 10:28pm

STRICT DEADLINE: Registration and payment due by: 20th April 2012. The 26th New Zealand Fungal Foray will be based at The Globe Backpackers and Bar and the RSA Memorial Club Hall, Riverton from Sunday 6th– Saturday 12th May. The RSA Hall is directly across the road from the Globe Backpackers, and are both in the main street of Riverton, Southland. Riverton is a coastal town 20 minutes drive (30 km) from Invercargill, in Southland, New Zealand.

Preliminary notice of the 2012 Fungal Foray

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Fri, 24/02/2012 - 8:49pm

This year the fungal foray will be in Riverton, Southland from 6th May until morning of 12th May 2012. The accommodation will be at the Globe Backpackers, but numbers are limited to about 29, so please register your interest to secure a place. Accommodation elsewhere can be organised privately. There are a number of alternative types of accommodation available in Riverton. The Microscopes and meals will be in the RSA hall across the road.

New website for the Fungal Network of New Zealand

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Wed, 18/01/2012 - 6:14pm

Welcome to the newly designed FUNNZ website. The website uses the Drupal content management system, which makes it really easy for users to add, edit, and comment on pages. To comment and vote in polls you need to sign in, but I have made this as easy as possible, by using OpenID, so you can sign in with your google account or similar (if you want to). Full instructions on how to do that are here. How we use the website is really up to you. If people want it I can also enable discussion forums.

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Ross Beever Memorial Fellowship - Hypogeous fungi

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Fri, 09/12/2011 - 1:00pm

The Ross Beever Memorial Fellowship aims to provide the opportunity for a post-graduate researcher with an outstanding established track record in fungal taxonomy, fungal genetics, plant pathology or botany to work with Landcare Research for up to two years. For this inaugural Fellowship, preference will be given to candidates with research experience in taxonomy of hypogeous fungi and with intent to prepare an inventory of New Zealand species and undertake taxonomic research on a key group, building on Ross's existing research on these fungi.

Keys to Russula and Lactarius species in New Zealand

Submitted by cooperj on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 5:35pm

The distribution and abundance of New Zealand species of Russula and Lactarius is poorly known. Eight species are currently listed as ‘Nationally Critical’ under the current conservation threat classification. Many more are listed as ‘Data Deficient’ due to poor historical recording. Russula and Lactarius species occur throughout the world and are relatively easy to recognise at the generic level, but it is often difficult to identify collections to known species due to variation in key characters such as colour.

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