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Fungal training workshop

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Thu, 02/07/2015 - 3:21pm


Thursday/Friday 3-4 September 2015


Join us at Landcare Research in Auckland to learn about the fascinating Fungal Kingdom in this unique two day course from a team of experienced mycologists.

This course is an excellent primer for anyone who works with native flora and fauna or biosecurity or is interested in learning about a vital component of all terrestrial ecosystems. We will provide expert tuition in identification of fungi by morphological methods, which will be of particular value to biodiversity managers, field staff, community groups, and students.

Our scientists are world experts in identifying, preserving and maintaining microorganisms and we have a long history of training students from around the world.

Learning experience

The two-day programme will include lectures and practical demonstrations. Course participants will have opportunities to discuss aspects of their work with tutors and to improve their skills and knowledge of:

  • techniques for examining fungi
  • major fungal groups
  • identification based on morphological methods including microscopy
  • fungal conservation
  • fungal biosecurity risks
  • mycorrhizae
  • ecological roles of fungi

Training resources will be provided for each participant and there will be an opportunity to view the Landcare Fungal Collections.


Landcare Research, 231 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland

Landcare Research houses NZ’s Nationally Significant Collection of Fungi consisting of over 100,000 dried specimens. It is also a repository of a major international collection of living cultures for plant-associated bacteria, and of fungi from New Zealand and the South Pacific.


Course cost and registration

The two-day course costs $850 (excl. GST) including buffet lunch and morning/afternoon tea.

9 am–5 pm Thursday 3rd September and 9 am–4 pm Friday 4th September.

A certificate of skill development will be issued to all who complete the full two days.

The following discounts are available:

- 10% discount for multiple bookings (two or more individuals from same organisation)


Registration by email

Please register with Maj Padamsee by 31 July 2015 and include names of participants, your organisation and invoicing details.


Course limit

Course size is limited to ensure that everyone can participate in every stage and be able to have any questions addressed. 


For further details and registration, please contact:

Maj Padamsee

Tel: 09 574 4171

Email: [email protected]