ForBio and UiO: Mycology field course
University of Oslo and ForBio are offering a field course focusing on the fungal diversity of eastern Norway. The two main aims of the course are to (1) acquire more knowledge about fungal diversity, fungistics and systematics, and (2) learn to use literature, stereomicroscope and microscopy to identify fungi based on micro- and macroscopic characters. We will also focus on the species ecology and phylogenetic belonging.
Program. Each day starts with a 3-5 hours field trip to one or two localities in the proximity of Drøbak. In the field we will collect fruit bodies for further examination, including microscopy. After returning to Tollboden we will study the collected material and make a systematic exhibition. In the evenings there will also be some presentations.
Examination. ForBio participants taking the course must deliver a report from the course, summarizing what have been observed and learned during the week. (More details about requirement for the report will be given during the course). ForBio will issue students that pass a 3 ECTS course certificate.
Practical information. Bring lunch for the first day. All other food will be provided, and the station has cooking facilities where food can be prepared together in shifts. Shared accommodation is free of charge. In addition, ForBio will cover travel for Norwegian ForBio members. See http://www.forbio.uio.no for more information on ForBio and membership.
More information about the course can be found here.
Register for the field course here. Application deadline is Aug 1st.