Fungimap 7 Conference Registration
With the support of the Norman Wetternhall Foundation, the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria and Fungimap are organising Fungimap's seventh biennial conference in Rawson, Victoria, from May 24 - 27, 2013. Fungimap 7 is filled with colourful and informative presentations and workshops, and hands on forays including a day in beautiful Tarra-Bulga National Park.
Fungimap 7 is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of expertise, including absolute beginners. We even have a special kids foray for the budding mycologist or field naturalist. Come join in the fun while learning about these fascinating organisms.
Talks: Learn from our enthusiastic expert presenters about topics including the role of fungi in ecosystems, such as their relationships with orchids and mammals; the role of fungi in the life of Australian Aborigines; the classification of different types of fungi; the conservation status of fungi in Australia and Fungimap’s work in fungal conservation.
Forays: Find fungi in the area’s cool, temperate rainforests and learn how and why to record and collect fungi.
Workshops: Tailor the program to suit you – our workshops cover a variety of topics and skills and meet a range of levels of expertise, such as an introduction to what fungi are; how to identify certain groups of fungi; specialist skills such as how to make collections, take photos, and do surveys of fungi; and how to run fungal forays.
Before registering, please ensure you have read the full program and decided which workshops you would like to attend. Don't forget to add accommodation, food and transport if you need them via the links at the left.
Registration opens on February 4th 2013.
Places are limited, so book early!
Click here to register for the conference as a Fungimap Member
Click here to register if you are not a Member.
Professor Tim Entwisle, the new Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne will open Fungimap 7. Tim has returned to Melbourne after two years at Kew as Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates, and before that was the Executive Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in Sydney. We’re very excited to have Tim come along and share his wisdom as an exceptional science communicator and ambassador for the non-human world.
Unfortunately the colourful and charismatic Laurton McGurk is unable to attend Fungimap 7.
Penny Greenslade, an expert on springtails is going to teach us a little about the relationships between springtails and fungi during the Day of Talks.
We’ve scheduled in Fungimap Target Species Bingo for Thursday night, which will require a combination of luck, knowledge and quick wits to win.
The Fungimap Choir is also making a return, and will be directed by Ron Nagorka. If you’re a keen singer (talented or not) you’re welcome to practice with the choir each night after dinner. The Choir’s first and final performance will be Monday night, at 6:30pm before dinner.
Don't forget to save your fungi kitsch and paraphernalia for the Silent Auction on Saturday night as part of the Celebratory Dinner.