VIII Latin American Congress of Mycology

CLAM logo copyJust back from the 8th Latin American Congress of Mycology, in Medellin, Colombia, the city of never-ending springtime. This was a fantastic meeting, only marginally disrupted by (fairly mild) student protests (I gather they are concerned about tuition increases–I think I am with the students). There is great interest in basic taxonomy in South and Central America, which makes sense given the tremendous amount of undescribed biodiversity in these countries. Basidiomycete systematics was a particularly strong theme at the congress, with 55 posters on this subject alone! Here are a few photos of the city and the venue–more to come later, perhaps–and the poster titles from the basidiomycete taxonomy section (scroll down).

Our venue, the Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid

Our venue, the Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid

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When the weather is always perfect, walls and windows are optional.

Parque del Poblado, just up the hill from the university

Parque del Poblado, just up the hill from the university

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Ricardo Drechsler Santos with Lentinus crinitus at the Parque Arví

Ricardo Drechsler Santos with Lentinus crinitus at the Parque Arví

with Amanita

At Parque Arvi, with Amanita muscaria under Pinus.

lunch at Parque Arvi

Gerardo Robledo and the fungal tree of life

Gerardo Robledo and the fungal tree of life

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