[Mycology] marine fungi class on the Gulf of Mexico
(by Jinx.Campbell from usm.edu)
Thu Mar 12 15:46:17 EST 2009
I am offering a 400/500 level 3 credit hour course on marine fungi at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory from July 27-August 7, 2009. This course will benefit university students (may be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit), amateur mycologists, field biologists, and researchers who are interested in learning new skills for pursuing academic, career-related or independent studies of fungi.
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is located in Ocean Springs, MS on the Gulf of Mexico between New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL. For more information contact Dr Jinx Campbell: jinx.campbell from usm.edu<mailto:jinx.campbell from usm.edu>, 228-818-8878, or check out the GCRL Summer Field program website: http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/summer_field/index.php
"Swimming mushrooms: fungi in the marine environment."
July 27-August 7, 2009. This specialized course introduces marine fungi with an emphasis on collection, isolation and identification. The course will cover the taxonomy and systematics of obligate marine fungi and their morphological adaptations to the marine environment. Field work will include making collections from different habitats in the vicinity, including bayou salt marshes and barrier island beaches. Lab work will include techniques on how to prepare material for microscopic examination, and using morphological characters to identify marine fungi to genus and species level. Prerequisites: 2 semesters Biology or permission of instructor; no previous knowledge or experience with marine fungi is necessary.
Dr Jinx Campbell
Asst. Professor, Marine Mycology
Department of Coastal Sciences
University of Southern Mississippi
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Tel: 228 818 8878
Fax: 228 872 4264
Editor of Inoculum: http://msafungi.org/inoculum
Current edition: http://msafungi.org/wp-content/uploads/Inoculum/60(1).pdf
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