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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Tue

    Oxford Science Cafe

    6:00 pmLuca Bakery and Cafe, 1120-1122 North Lamar Blvd Oxford, Mississippi

    Dr. Jason Hoeksema,
    Department of Biology,
    University of Mississippi

    Wild Mushrooms: Ecology, Edibility, and More

    What is a mushroom? What is it's natural function for fungi? Which ones are delicious and which ones will make you ill or worse? We will answer all these questions. We'll start with a discussion of fungal ecology, especially focusing on how fungi obtain food, and the really interesting ways that fungi can change the ecology of plants and nutrient cycling. We'll talk about the role of mushrooms in the life cycles of fungi. Finally, we'll discuss strategies for finding and safely enjoying wild mushrooms in northern Mississippi.

    See this page for details.