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Timothy J. Baroni, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at SUNY Cortland.
He has taught mycology field courses at the Cortland Raquette Lake
Biological Station in the Adirondacks for over 25 years. In 2009, he
received the Distinguished Mycologist Award from the Mycological
Society of America. He has been invited to many NEMF Forays.
For a comprehensive biography, see http://www.cortland.edu/news/article.asp?ID=321
Milt Adams - Environmental education at the Adirondack Park Agency's
Visitor Interpretive Center at Paul Smith's. Introduction to the
Jim Gouin - a research assistant and consultant for Fungi Perfecti in
Olympia, Washington. He has been involved with the commercial
cultivation of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for over 17 years.
Jim graduated from Paul Smith’s College as well as the Evergreen State
College in WA State, where he developed interests in sustainable
agriculture, agroforestry, and the role fungi play in restoring nature.
His mycological passions also include teaching workshops on basic
mushroom cultivation for small forest landowners and wildcrafting
edible fungi. (www.fungi.com)
Roy Halling - Curator of Mycology - New York Botanical Garden http://www.nybg.org/science/scientist_profile.php?id_scientist=6
Major research emphasis is on the
classification, systematics, biogeography, and diversity of mushrooms.
Mushrooms are important in the world's ecosystems as primary
decomposers, litter binders, and nutrient recyclers. In addition, they
form obligate and necessary root symbioses with forest trees to
maintain ecosystem health and integrity. Explorations and inventory of
fungal diversity have required field work around the world in northern
and southern temperate zones as well as the neo- and paleotropics.
Continuing field efforts in these areas have added substantially to
general investigations on tropical and temperate fungi. Critical
laboratory analyses are coupled with the field work. Currently,
investigations are emphasizing the taxonomy, phylogeny, mycorrhizal
relationships, and biogeography of the Boletineae (a
suborder of porcini-like mushrooms). International collaboration with
other specialists is underway on systematics, biogeography and
phylogeny of Bolete mushrooms with particular emphasis in Australia and
Kathie Hodge - Cornell University
Susan Hopkins - Using mushrooms to dye textiles
Associate Professor of
Mycology in the Department of Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe
Biology at Cornell University. Research interest pathoogenic fungi,
and runs the Plant pathology herbarium http://www.plantpath.cornell.edu/Labs/Hodge/index.html
Award-winning author of the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms, co-author of Toxic and Hallucinogenic Mushroom Poisoning,
and editor of a number of mushroom guides. He teaches
mycology at the New York Botanical Garden and has co-led more than 30
mushroom study tours to Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Sarah Longley, chef-instructor at Paul Smith's. Demonstration of
gourmet cooking of wild mushrooms. Her fellow chefs, Kevin McCarthy and
Tom Pollock, will also give demonstrations.
Roz Lowen - Ascomycetes
Andy Methven - Eastern Illinois
Mycologist and lichenologist. Specializes in many areas
including Lactarius. For more detail.see
Ruthie Ristich and Julianne Ristich Malm, daughters of Sam Ristich, will talk about their father.
Nationally known award-winning photographer and mushroom
identifier who is drawn by the wide variety and unsung nature of fungi.
He is currently president of the Monadnock Mushroomers Unlimited in
Keene, New Hampshire, and a lecturer and identifier for clubs all over
Expert field mycologist who has a special interest in Boletes, Hygrophorus, and Lactarius.
Mycologist who has studied the genus Amanita for nearly
30 years, particularly the morphology, and has collaborated with
several labs doing molecular studies on the genus. He co-edits
the Amanita Studies website with Dr. Zhu-liang Yang (Kunming Institute
of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China).
Environmental Education at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT. He will talk about Beginners' mushrooms.