Join us for a hike and fungal foray for seasonally fruiting mushrooms and related woodland encounters in the Holden Arboretum Natural Areas.
Participants will learn about the basics of native and naturally occurring mushrooms in Northeast Ohio Woodlands and how to spot them. Throughout our hike we will use photography to assist in identification of various species.
Claudia Victoroff, MS
As a PhD student in the Burke lab, my research is focused on ectomycorrhizal fungi in forest ecosystems. I am passionate about coupling field collections with molecular identification methods to investigate ectomycorrhizal species diversity. My PhD research is focused on investigating ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in forests with different land use and disturbance histories. I am particularly interested in the functional roles that fungi with distinct life history strategies fill in soil, and in symbiosis with their plant partners. My masters research investigated ectomycorrhizal fungal fruiting responses to nitrogen and phosphorus additions in Bartlett Experimental Forest, New Hampshire.