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Friday, August 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Origins of Fungi II. Of the Hyphosphere: Fungi from the Beginning

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Fungi have been argued to be among the first multi-cellular organisms to have evolved on Earth—an ancient kin from which plants and animals descended long ago. Today, fungi are found in nearly all habitats, forming complex symbioses with plants and animals, and helping balance the overall health of dynamic ecological webs. In this presentation, Peter will walk through the fascinating landmarks in fungal evolution that have led to these current collaborations and detail how integral fungi have become to all aspects of life. From the heart of Antarctica, to the bottom of the ocean, to the soils of the Colorado plateau, Peter will help expose these hidden connections in the fungal history of Earth. The result just may change the way you think about fungi and the world at large.

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Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy is a founder and author of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the means to easily work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. For the last 8 years, Radical Mycology has provided free resources and held internationally attended conferences that share the science of mycology and art mushroom cultivation in a way that is open-source, practical, and relevant... Read More →



Friday August 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

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