This afternoon the Radio New Zealand National show "This Way Up" had a 31 min feature on NZ fungi and foraying.
Simon Morton (the presenter) spoke to Eugenia Bone, chair of the New York Mycological Society and the author of 'Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms', and spoke to NZ mycologist Geoff Ridley. Listen below:
The report and the full list of species collected at the 2011 fungal foray in taupo is now online. Download the reports below:
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.
Jerry has added three new member's reports on Protecting small-scale herbarium collections from attack by insects and moulds, a draft nomenclator of basidiomycetes (exc. rusts) recorded from the Pacific Islands, and a report on some fungi recorded from the Cook Islands.
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.
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.
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.