Monday, 9 December 2013

International Society of Fungal Conservation Congress (ISFC) Report

By Alison Pouliot

The town of Akyaka on the Turkish Turquoise Coast is usually pretty quiet at this time of year, or rather, it was until 75 mycologists and fungal enthusiasts descended on it to participate in the third International Congress on Fungal Conservation.

The congress brought together representatives from 38 countries to discuss issues, progress and achievements in fungal conservation.  Fungimappers, Lyn Allison, Sapphire McMullan-Fisher and Alison Pouliot all gave presentations at the conference on various aspects of Australian fungal conservation. 

A full conference report will appear in the next Fungimap and ISFC newsletters.

Image by Alison Pouliot. Participants foraying for fungi in the local Kazanci forests.

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