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Fungi and Forest Ecology with Andy MacKinnon

October 12, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Fungi and Forest Ecology

Fungi (mushrooms and their relatives) are critical components of the Speĺkúmtn and Cheakamus Community Forests: the decomposers, parasites and plant partners that make our forests work.

Join us for a fascinating overview of the many and varied roles fungi play in our forests. 

Registration is required! RSVP Below. 


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About Andy MacKinnon:

Andy is a forest ecologist who lives in Metchosin, BC. After completing graduate work in mycology (the study of fungi) at the University of British Columbia in 1982, Andy worked as a forest ecologist for the BC Forest Service until his retirement in 2015. While at the Forest Service, he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and for a program of forest ecology research focused on old growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and BC’s native plants, fungi and lichens. Andy’s recent research interests include ecology of BC’s ectomycorrhizal fungal species. He is the co-author of six best-selling books about plants of western North America and an enthusiastic participant, speaker and field trip leader for various mushroom festivals in southwestern BC each autumn.