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Fantastic Fungi: a Wisconsin Science Festival lecture

From October 11, 2018 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Categories: Adult events
Fungi are often overlooked, misunderstood, and definitely underappreciated. Yet these diverse and highly evolved organisms are critical to function of forest ecosystems. Their varied lifestyles are suited to roles as symbiotic mutualists, nature’s recyclers, or disease-causing tree pathogens. Fungi profoundly influence the initiation, development, composition, stability, and change of forests. 
 
Learn more about these fascinating organisms with Glen Stanosz, a Wisconsin native and Professor of Tree and Forest Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research group studies the biology and management of tree diseases caused by fungi. Professor Stanosz is an award winning teacher whose students include future foresters, horticulturists, and arborists, and professionals in the green industry. 
 
Stanosz will present "Fantastic Fungi" at the Mercer Public Library on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm. This program is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Wisconsin Science Festival and the University of Wisconsin Speakers Bureau. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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