|When:||View in Calendar » May 10, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm|
|Where:||View Map » Bay Area Mycological Society, Koshland Hall, UC Berkeley, Koshland Hall, University of California,Berkeley,Berkeley,CA 94720, USA|
|Tags:||Botany Life Science Region 2|
Alan Rockefeller recently returned from four months of collecting in Mexico with extensive field work in the states of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, District Federal, Puebla, Veracruz and Oaxaca. His presentation, “Mushrooms of Mexico,” includes many images of Mexican mushrooms which Alan has taken over the past five years. The talk features edible, poisonous and psychoactive mushrooms from seven states, DNA sequences, phylogenetic trees, micrographs, and mushroom food. Alan is studying the mushrooms of California and Mexico. He has been researching the taxonomy of macrofungi in Mexico for the past five years. When he is not photographing mushrooms he is busy sequencing fungal DNA, and photographing the microscopic features of mushrooms.