The SD Mycological society will be hosting a special meeting on Thursday February 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM in Room 104, Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park with Britt Bunyard Ph.D. as our guest speaker.
His talk will be “All Is Not What It May Seem: How Convergent Evolution May Be A Source Of Your Frustration”
Britt’s presentation is for all audiences, and no prior knowledge of mycology or biology will be needed to thoroughly enjoy the talk. Sometimes things in Nature look similar because they’re closely related. Sometimes not. In the fungal world, many different forms and shapes have seemingly evolved repeatedly and this is a source of wonder and beauty for most of us. For scientists it can be a source of frustration. Come enjoy a beautiful presentation and learn about some of the most amazing and strange denizens of our planet: the Mushrooms.
Dr. Britt Bunyard is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi (www.fungimag.com), which has the largest circulation of any mycological publication in North America. He also has worked as a full-time Biology professor in Ohio and Wisconsin, teaching a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Evolution, Microbiology, Mycology, Invertebrate Zoology, Biochemistry and Environmental Science. The main focus of Britt’s research interests has centered on the co-evolution of macrofungi and Diptera, the true flies.
Dr. Bunyard has coauthored (2012) the recent book Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and Midwestern States: A Resource Handbook published by The Ohio State University Press. Other scholarly achievements include publication of scientific papers in 16 different international research journals, two book chapters, one patent, articles in popular science magazines, and one full-length book of travel essays from living in Southeast Asia.
Britt has served as Editor-in-Chief of NAMA’s journal McIlvainea and newsletter The Mycophile and as a Subject Editor for the Entomological Society of America’s journal Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Britt gives several invited lectures in North America and abroad each year and regularly takes part in many mycological events and forays. He is married and has three children, plus assorted livestock roaming around the farm.
Join us before the meeting as we treat our guest speaker to dinner at 5PM at Blue Water Grill, 3667 India St, San Diego, CA 92103