When: Wed., Dec. 18, 7-9 p.m. 2019
This presentation led by Michael Wood, publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb, will review the study of evolutionary relationships (i.e. phylogenetics) in the fungi, and discuss the organizational concept of clades of organisms. In the main part of this presentation Wood will present photos of various clades of fungi, illustrating that closely related fungi can be morphologically distinct. Wood has been an avid mushroom collector, photographer, and taxonomist for over 30 years. He is the co-author of California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide and is currently collaborating on the forthcoming book Mushrooms of the Great Smoky Mountains.