ESF 523: Mycology

2009-08-10 -

Maximum Decreased. 7/7/09 – Please note off-campus locations.

Synonym:

63926 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Rick Van de Poll

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/10 - 9/17 (8:30AM-10:59AM)
Fri 9/18 (5:00PM-6:59PM)
Sat 9/19 - 9/20 (8:00AM-4:59PM)
Thursdays 10/1 - 10/8 (8:30AM-10:59AM)
Sat 10/10 (8:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Natural Communities
Restricted to ES students who entered Spring 09 and earlier.

This introductory course on New England’s illustrious fungi will prepare the student to: 1)identify by sight at least 50 species of our most common mushrooms; 2) understand the role of fungi in nature: and 3) explore a variety of teaching does utilizing this most fascinating group of organisms. We will cover anatomy, physiology and taxonomy of the major groups, and will make weekly collections as we add to our list of 50. Lab and project work will dominate the latter part of the semester as fruiting tapers off.

Location: Harris Center, Hancock, NH and October 10 class at Otter Brook Farm in Peterborough.*Please be advised that several folks from the Harris Center Environmental Studies Institute will be joining this class for combined programming.