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Treu, Roland [1], Berbee, Mary [2].

Mycena identification workshop.

In this hands-on workshop, learn to recognize and appreciate the macroscopic and microscopic characters used in the identification of the >200 North American species of the mushroom genus Mycena. Mycena expert Prof. Roland Treu (Athabasca University, Athabasca Alberta) will lead this workshop, which will take place in a University of Alberta teaching laboratories. Mycenas produce elegant, minute mushrooms that are challenging to identify in spite of their beautiful, diverse, and distinctive microscopic features. Many N. American species remain undescribed. Yet the genus is ecologically important in wood decay and many species are common and strikingly abundant. This workshop, open to students and amateur and professional mycologists will lead to improved understanding of Mycena systematics by fostering collaborations among citizen scientists and academic scientists and building depth in community expertise.
Basic microscopy skills would be an advantage.
Fees for students and amateurs: $65.00 CA$
Fees for professional mycologists: $100.00 CA$
If the registration numbers do not support the anticipated expenses, we will cancel the workshop.

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1 - Athabasca University, Biology, Centre for Science, 1 University Drive, Athabasca, Alberta, T9S3A3, Canada
2 - University of British Columbia, Department of Botany, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z4, CA

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: WS01
Location: University of Alberta - Biological Sciences Building Room 521/Off Site
Date: Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: WS01001
Abstract ID:61
Candidate for Awards:None

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