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Sun, 07 July

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Pambula Beach

Fungi identification and ecology walk with Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher (9.30 - 11am) Pambula

Join Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher on a fungi identification and ecology walk. Different fungi have different roles in ecosystems and most plants depend on mycorrhizal fungi, these can be seen in some of the colourful mushrooms and boletes. Find out more with Sapphire. Limited tickets, so book early.

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Fungi identification and ecology walk with Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher  (9.30 - 11am) Pambula
Fungi identification and ecology walk with Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher  (9.30 - 11am) Pambula

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07 July 2024, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Pambula Beach, 190 Pambula Beach Rd, Pambula Beach NSW 2549, Australia

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Join Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher on fungi identification and ecology walks. Different fungi have different roles in ecosystems. Many are recyclers of organic materials including wood, and litter. Most plants depend on mycorrhizal fungi, these can be seen in some of the colourful mushrooms and boletes. Come along to discover more as you walk through our bushland.

Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher is an ecologist who has special interest in the conservation of biodiversity, particularly macrofungi and mosses in an Australian context. This focus is significant given that Australian fungi are different from those in other countries in the same way that our plants, animals and other species differ. Sapphire is also an internationally recognised fungi specialist, this includes as a representative on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Specialist Groups.

Sapphire has worked with many community groups to help them understand the importance of fungi in maintaining healthy bushlands and raise the profile of local fungi. To support this, Sapphire helps train people in how to make good collections of fungi and cryptogams to support the describing of Australasian taxa and has produced field identification materials for different regions. She has produced more than 20 publications on fungi. This includes a number of publications related to the impact of fire on fungi and of fungi on post-fire rehabilitation of land.

You may also be interested in booking a seat to hear Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher speak on the role of fungi in bushland on Friday night in Cobargo. Don't miss the opportunity. 

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