March 19 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting, Times-Mirror Meeting Room, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Speaker: Britt A. Bunyard, PhD, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, F U N G I Magazine
Program: "Fungi Synecdoche [A Hidden World]"
We are all aware of mushrooms and other fungi all around us. But how much do we know about life within the fungus amongus? This discussion, with beautiful photography will feature mushrooms familiar to us all ... then we will look even closer, and explore the fungi and other amazing organisms that live in and on those mushrooms (many of which you have probably eaten!). This presentation is for all audiences of mycophiles, with no scientific background or previous education needed.
Britt Bunyard with a Mayan mushroom stone
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books, most recently Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and Midwestern States (2012) by The Ohio State University Press. He has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guide books. A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, National Geographic Magazine, PBS’s NOVA television program, and in 2016 was made Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He is the co-editor of MycoEpithalamia: Mushroom Wedding Poems (The FUNGI Press, 2016).