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  • 15 Jul 2018 5:00 PM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    This is a rare event: the Symbiosis meeting in Corvallis! Take advantage of this opportunity to hear what is happening on the forefront of research on symbioses, including lichens. Note that two distinguished scientists with lichenological pedigrees are plenary speakers: Betsy Arnold and Toby Spribille.


    July 15-20, 2018


    The ISS Congress is the sanctioned meeting of the International Symbiosis Society and is held every three years. It is the primary international meeting focusing on symbioses, including complex interactions between hosts and their microbiomes. The Congress is anticipated to bring together 400 symbiosis scientists from up to 20 nations to present the latest research in symbioses, their ubiquity in nature and their impact on all environments on the planet.


    Please visit the ISS Congress 2018 website for more information on the meeting.

    Follow ISS Congress 2018 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

    Abstract submission: January 1 – March 1. 2018

    Registration begins: February 15, 2018

    The Congress will be organized around a series of cross-cutting themes:

    • Susceptibility and resilience of symbioses in the Anthropocene
    • Ecology of symbioses
    • Mechanisms of host-microbiome interactions
    • The host-microbe interface: signaling, recognition and regulation
    • Tinkering with symbiosis: experimental insights into host-symbiont systems
    • Rise and fall of symbiosis: evolutionary transitions
    • New tools and approaches for studying symbiosis

    Keynote speaker: Ed Yong, science writer and author of the book on symbiosis: I Contain Multitudes

    Plenary speakers

    • Betsy Arnold, U. of Arizona, USA
    • Ruth Gates, University of Hawaii, USA
    • Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii, USA
    • Joel Sachs, University of California at Riverside, USA
    • Toby Spribille, University of Alberta, Canada
    • Liping Zhao, Rutgers University, USA, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

    Some travel awards will be available to students

    Consider submitting your work to Symbiosis, the journal of the ISS.

    Watch the website and follow social media for updates.


  • 11 Apr 2018 7:00 PM | Katherine Glew

    The South Sound Chapter of the WA Native Plant Society will host a presentation on lichens by Dr. Katherine Glew from the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum of Natural History.


    Dr. Glew will introduce lichens through photos and field material. The importance of lichens in the forest and all environments will be discussed. Lichens are part of most ecosystems and contribute nutrients from which other plants can benefit.


    Fun lichen facts will be shared, such as using them for creating the dyes in Scottish kilts and the making of lichen schnapps in Iceland. Did you know that lichens can be used as indicators of air pollution? They also have medicinal properties that have been use over centuries. Join me in discovering these fascinating fungi that form partnerships with green algae and cyanobacteria.


  • 07 Apr 2018 9:00 AM | daphne stone

    Daphne Stone will be teaching an Introduction to Lichens class at Siskiyou Field Station 7 & 8 April 2018. Please contact SFI for information and registration. www.thesfi.org

  • 21 Mar 2018 9:00 AM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    The 2018 Washington Botanical Symposium will take place on March 21 at UW in Seattle. This is the week before the 2018 NWSA/NWL meeting in Olympia. For more information on the WBS see https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/adults/conferences-symposia/wa-botanical-symposium/

  • 02 Mar 2018 9:22 AM | daphne stone

     

    I will be printing NW Lichenologists shirts with the Letharia design very soon. If you already know what you would like, please pre-order now to be sure you get it.

    The shirts I will order are:

    mens black T - cotton

    mens blue T - cotton

    ladies black T - cotton

    ladies blue "burnout" T (I am not sure of neckline shape) - cotton/polyester

    mens zip hoodies - cotton

    ladies zip hoodies - cotton/polyester

     

    If  you would like something different, contact me immediately and we will figure it out. I can get a variety of colors in mens, less variety in womens, and several colors of zip hoodies. In the past we have also printed on shell jackets. Please email me with details including color, size, (mens or womens) and fabric content.

     

    All pre-orders must be in to me by 2 March 2018.

     

    Daphne Stone    daphstone@gmail.com

  • 10 Feb 2018 1:00 PM | Jeanne Ponzetti

    Join the Washington Native Plant Society South Sound Chapter for a native plant, lichen, and bryophyte walk with Jeanne Ponzetti and Cyndy Dillon. 


    Februrary 10, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm. 


    Directions: From I-5 South take exit 99. Turn left onto WA-121/93rd Ave. S. and go 1.5 miles. Turn right onto WA-121S (Tilley Rd. SE), heading south. After 2.6 miles, turn right into a gravel parking lot adjacent to an old orchard. This lot is about 0.3 miles north of the main park entrance; parking is limited so please carpool if you can.

  • 10 Feb 2018 11:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    The Rockport Interpretive Center, along Hwy 20, will host a presentation on lichens by Dr. Katherine Glew, Associate Curator from the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum of Natural History.

    Dr. Glew will introduce lichens through photos and live material. The importance of lichens in the forest and all environments will be discussed. We will walk through the forest to view lichens​ on rocks and hanging from trees.


    Fun lichen facts will be shared, such as using them for creating the dyes in Scottish kilts and the making of lichen schnapps in Iceland. Did you know that lichens can be used as indicators of air pollution? They also have medicinal properties that have been use over centuries. Join me in discovering these fascinating fungi that form partnerships with green algae and cyanobacteria.


    Bring water and a snack. Dress for rain - frequently occurring in Rockport at that time of the year.  ;-)

  • 10 Feb 2018 10:00 AM | daphne stone

    Daphne Stone leads a walk through the forest and savannah at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, explaining what lichens are, what part they play in our lives and how they fit into the forest ecosystem. Rain or shine, bring hand lenses and raingear.

  • 08 Feb 2018 8:41 PM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    Scot Loring and I put together a map and table of locations for past certifications, fall field events and blitzes. Fun to see where we have been! See News | Certification and Fall Field Trip Locations.

  • 06 Sep 2017 9:21 AM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    Registration is now available for the 2017 certification in macrolichens west of the Cascade crest.  This year it will be in western Washington. This is always a fun event -- sign up for either the training side or the certification itself. See Events for more information.

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