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CANCELED: Fungi Course Begins (13th-24th)
July 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fleshy Fungi of the Highlands Plateau: July 13 – July 24
Dr. Andy Methven, Savannah State University (download syllabus)
Students will be introduced to the fleshy fungi (Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes) that occur on the Highlands Plateau during peak mushroom season. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of macro- and micro-morphological features in the identification of genera and species as well as the ecological role of fungi in the ecosystem. Additional topics may be added depending on student interest. The daily routine will consist of a morning lecture followed by a field trip until early afternoon. Transportation on field trips will be in a biological station van. Collections will be examined and identified after returning from the field and an opportunity provided to assemble a collection of dried fleshy fungi. Microscopes and chemical reagents necessary for accurate species determinations will be available for use. The laboratory will be open in the evenings for additional study of collections.
Prerequisites: Introductory biology, ecology, or permission of instructor.