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OMS General Meeting, June 2023: Sidnee Ober-Singleton, Predatory Fungi

June 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

This is a member-only event.
Face masks required.

6:30 pm – OMS Mushroom Identification Session
If you have found mushrooms that are in good condition, wrap them in waxed paper, aluminum foil, or a put them in a paper bag and bring them (with a spore print, if possible). Bring your field guide to reference the mushrooms that are on display.

7:00 OMS Society Business: Announcements, Introductions, or Short Presentations

7:15 pm Presentation: Predatory Fungi.

A talk describing the wild range of strategies used by fungi to control and capture small prey, a predatory ecological role that’s seldom discussed. Mycologists studying this niche group of fungal predators have made important discoveries on the evolution of these strategies, how ancient they are, that shaped modern taxa as we know them now.

Speaker: Sidnee Ober-Singleton.

I grew up in the PNW, and while I always had an interest in fungi, it didn’t develop into a mycological
one until my first year at Lane Community College, where I participated in an undergraduate research
program on myco-remediation. After that sucked me in, I dove headfirst into mycology, continuing
research and education at LCC, and eventually getting a position studying fungus-growing ants at the
University of Oregon. I’ve spent about 7 years undertaking ongoing research and teaching, in both a professional and amateur fashion on a wide range of subjects within the field. I have a special interest in fungal genetics and mating, Morel ecology, fluorescence microscopy, and applied biotechnology to the ends of cultivation, myco-remediation, cellulosics, and use for their diverse metabolites, which includes dyeing! I really love finding new uses for fungi that no one has thought of before.

World Forestry Center – Cheatham Hall

Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221
Portland, OR United States


June 12, 2023
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST
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