ForBio and University of Helsinki course: Taxonomy and biology of polypores

This is a field course focusing on polypores and other wood-inhabiting fungi, with special emphasis on threatened species and the ecology of old-growth forests. An introductory course based on field trips and species identification training sessions using macro morphological characters. Course materials include herbarium specimens and fresh fruit bodies of 50-80 key species of Nordic polypores. An identification key is provided.

Course Instructor: Tuomo Niemelä

Note: the course starts September 15 (Monday) but you need to arrive September 14 for transport to the field station. More information about the course and course logistics can be found here.

Contact Sergei Drovetski ( for more information.

Published Nov. 29, 2013 11:04 AM - Last modified Apr. 23, 2014 6:25 PM