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Myco-Consortium Talks

In 2022 the MST joined forces with a group of mycological clubs across North America. These clubs all have access to the same live Zoom talks on everything fungi.

Myco-Consortium talks usually run every second Thursday evening through the spring. Most talks are recorded and links are posted on this page so that they can be viewed at a later date. MST members have access to all the recordings and the live Zoom talks.

Myco-Consortium talks are a benefit included with MST membership, in addition to the MST's own members-only Speaker Series talks which run through the winter

Video links of past talks are below for members who are signed in.

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2024 Myco-Consortium Zoom Talks

Date: Thursday January 25, 2024, 7:30pm ET
Presenter: Rachel Swenie
Topic: Diversity and Evolution of Chanterelles and Allies

There is no recording for this talk

Date: Thursday February 8, 2024, 7:30pm ET
Presenter: Primrose Boynton
Topic: Yeasts: The Enormous Diversity of Single-Celled Fungi

Date: Sunday February 18th, 2024, 5:00pm ET
Presenter: Sarah Lloyd
Topic: Myxomycetes at Black Sugarloaf, Northern Tasmania – A Slime Mo(u)ld Hotspot

Date: Thursday February 29th, 2024, 7:30pm ET
Presenter: Alfredo Justo
Topic: Diversity of Pluteus in North America

Date: Thursday March 14th, 2024, 7:30pm ET
Presenter: Anne Pringle
Topic: Last Chance to Know? The Changing Biogeography of Mushrooms and The Death Cap in California

Date: Thursday April 4th, 2024, 7:30pm ET
Presenter: Damon Tighe
Topic: iNaturalist for the Community Scientist (to be confirmed)

Date: Sunday April 14th, 2024, 5:00pm ET
Presenter: Kaisa Junninen
Topic: Succession of Polypore Fungi Over 33 Years After Restoration Fire

Date: Thursday April 25th 7:30 ET or Sunday April 28th, 2024, 5:00pm ET
Presenter: Martin Axegård
Topic: Ramaria in Northeastern North America

Date: Thursday May 9th, 2024, 7:30pm ET
Presenter: Robert Blanchette
Topic: Fungal Wonders of the Rotten World

Date: Sunday May 19th, 2024, 5:00pm ET
Presenter: Hans-Otto Baral
Topic: Orbiliomycetes


2023 Myco-Consortium Zoom Talks

Date: Thursday February 2, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter: Madeline Dede-Panken
Topic: American Mycophilia at the Turn of the 20th Century

Date: Thursday February 16, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter: Rosanne Healy
Topic: The Pezizales & Their Varied Lifestyles

Date: Thursday March 2, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter: Donald Pfister
Topic: The Uses of Herbaria/fungaria

Date: Tuesday March 7, 2023, 8pm
Presenter: Noah Siegel
Topic: Under Pressure: Evolution Oddities in the Fungal World
Extra meeting courtesy of the Mycological Association of Washington DC

Date: Thursday March 16, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter:  Justine Karst
Topic: The Decay of the Wood Wide Web?

Date: Thursday March 30, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter: Shannon Adams
Topic: Unveiling the Enigmatic Beauty of Cortinarius

Date: Thursday April 13, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter: James Dalling
Topic: Seed - Fungal Relationships

Date: Sunday April 30, 2023, 11am ET
Presenter: Christian Volbracht
Topic: Mycological Illustration: History, Techniques, Problems

Date: Thursday May 11, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter: Greg Marley
Topic: Foraging Edible Wild Mushrooms for the Beginner; Develop your Foolproof Few

Date: Sunday May 21, 2023, 11am ET
Presenter: Bjorn Wergen
Topic: Dung Fungi

Date: Thursday June 1, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter: Zachary Hunter
Topic: Mycological Mexico: Oaxaca Edition

Date: Thursday June 15, 2023, 7pm ET
Presenter: Keith Seifert
Topic: Three Microfungi That Changed the World

There is no recording for this talk


2022 Myco-Consortium Zoom Talks

Date: Friday February 18, 2022, 7pm ET
Presenter: Tom Horton
Topic: Mycocentric view of the wood wide web

DateFriday February 25, 2022, 7pm ET
Presenter: Noah Siegel
Topic: The Bankeraceae

Date: Sunday March 6, 2022, 1pm ET
Presenter: Machiel Noordeloos
Topic: Monitoring and studying the diversity of higher fungi in primary sand dunes along the Dutch Atlantic Coast

DateFriday March 18, 2022, 7pm ET
Presenter: Susan Hopkins
Topic: Dye Fungi

DateFriday March 25, 2022, 7pm ET
Presenter: Richard W. Kerrigan
Topic: Agaricus of North America

There is no recording for this talk

DateFriday April 1, 2022, 7pm ET
Presenter: James Scott
Topic: On the Trail of Whiskey Fungus

DateFriday April 8, 2022, 7pm ET
Presenter: William Padilla-Brown
Topic: Cordyceps

Date: April 15, 2022
Presenter: Greg Marley
Topic: Mushroom poisonings

Date: April 22, 2022
Presenter: Michael Warnock
Topic: Indoor Fungi

Date: April 29, 2022
Presenter: Joao Araujo
Topic: The Biology Behind the Zombie Ant Fungi

Date: May 3, 2022
Presenter: Kurt Miller
Topic: Diversity of Tropical Fungi in Puerto Rico

Date: May 6, 2022
Presenter: Cathie Aime
Topic: Illuminating the Dark Fungi

Date: May 13, 2022
Presenter: Sigrid Jacob
Topic: An Introduction to DNA Sequencing

Date:June 10, 2022
Presenter: Jacob Kalichman
Topic: Mushroom Forms, or: Macro-macromorphology

Date: June 12, 2022 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Henry Beker
Topic: The Hebeloma Project: Database to Website and Development of an AI Species Identifier

Date: June 17, 2022
Presenter: Sarah DeLong-Duhon
Topic: Rediscovering Common Species Using Molecular Biology: Stereum ostrea and Its Forgotten Cousins

Date: June 19, 2022 11am ET
Presenter: Leif Ryvarden
Topic: A Life Among Polypores

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