Congratulations to Alicia Knudson, who was awarded the best student presentation for her talk “Ancestral reconstruction of fruiting body morphology in Gomphales” at the 34th Middle Atlantic States Mycology Conference (MASMC)! Romina Gazis, Alexis Carlson and Rachael Martin also attended the meeting (and all four gave presentations), which was held at the USDA Systematic Mycology & Microbiology Laboratory in Beltsville Maryland, April 26-27. MASMC is a great regional mycology meeting that draws a diverse crowd. I gave my first off-campus talk as a PhD student at what would have been something like the tenth MASMC, hosted by Orson K. Miller, Jr. at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
Presentations from Clark Mycologists and colleagues at MASMC 2013:
Ancestral reconstruction of fruiting body morphology in Gomphales. Knudson, Alicia G., Hibbett, David S.
Open Tree Of Life: Challenges for reconstructing a comprehensive fungal tree of life. Gazis, Romina and Hibbett, David.
Developmental norms in the wood decaying basidiomycete Lentinus tigrinus. Carlson, Alexis, Nagy, Lászlo and Hibbett, David.
Basidiomycetous endophytes of the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis. Martin, Rachael1, Gazis, Romina 1, Justo, Alfredo1, Chaverri, Priscila2 and Hibbett, David1 1Clark University, Department of Biology, Worcester, MA 01610; 2University of Maryland, Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture, College Park, MD 20742 USA.