[Taxacom] State of the World’s Fungi Symposium.

Beach, James H. beach at ku.edu
Fri Aug 10 12:02:31 CDT 2018

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Upcoming Symposium.  Register at:  www.kew.org/fungi-symposium<http://www.kew.org/fungi-symposium>.

Building on the success of our State of The World’s Plants project, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is pleased to announce the first international State of the World’s Fungi Symposium.

State of the World's Fungi Symposium

13–14 September 2018

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The State of the World’s Fungi Symposium coincides with the launch of a cutting-edge new report highlighting our current state of knowledge and the major issues affecting fungal diversity and abundance. Also featured are fungal-plant interactions, conservation and uses of fungi, and the fungal tree of life.

The two-day symposium brings together plant and fungal scientists, ecologists, conservationists and industry and policy experts from around the world, to discuss issues raised in the report.

The event is based around seven topical questions, with each session comprising talks from invited experts followed by a panel Q&A to discuss the emerging issues:

  1.  Conservation of fungi: what, why, where and how?
  2.  Does all plant life depend on fungi?
  3.  And have you forgotten the lichens?
  4.  Do fungi provide a greater ecosystem service or disservice?
  5.  Fungal networking – who benefits?
  6.  Panning for gold in the mould: where do we find commercial value in fungi?
  7.  Exploring the dark taxa: when does a molecular signature become a species?

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Call for abstracts

We are inviting abstract submissions from delegates wishing to present a poster accompanied by a one-minute oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the best student and early career researcher posters.

We welcome abstract submissions from mycologists, plant scientists, ecologists, conservationists, policy specialists, industry professionals and others – on any of the following subjects:

  *   Conservation of fungi
  *   Useful fungi
  *   Newly discovered fungi
  *   Climate change and impact on fungal communities
  *   Fungal pathogens
  *   Positive fungal-plant interactions
  *   Fungal genomes
  *   China (country focus)
  *   Fungal tree of life
  *   Definition and diversity
  *   Lichens
  *   Ecosystem services
  *   Dark taxa
  *   Policy

Deadline for abstracts: Thursday 9 August 2018


Symposium ticket: £160 + VAT (£192 including VAT) – available until Monday 13 August 2018

The registration fee includes attendance, lunch and refreshments on both days, and a drinks reception during the poster session on 13 September.

For more information, to submit an abstract or to register for the meeting, please visit: www.kew.org/fungi-symposium<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kew.org%2Ffungi-symposium&data=02%7C01%7C%7C9ee744fd2ae645a1f31608d5f86504d7%7C44892b45194046119753a4b3be4ea7fe%7C0%7C0%7C636688035103493237&sdata=omeUSyeroDePQjf7lYDl4OBG9Bpd7WTNprNH0jHD5Ew%3D&reserved=0>

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