We are pleased to announce Karina Knight from WA as the next speaker in our current webinar series!
Tuesday 24th January
4.30pm AWST (WA), 6pm ACST (NT), 6.30pm AEST (QLD), 7pm ACDT (SA), 7.30pm AEDT (VIC/NSW/TAS)
Held via Zoom.
Free for Fungimap members (join or renew here if you’re not a current financial member), or by minimum $5 donation.
Marvellous and Mysterious Myxomycetes
Slime moulds (Myxomycetes) have surely been lumbered with the most unappealing of names for a taxonomic group. But to those who appreciate them, slime moulds are a fascinating and attractive group. Karina Knight will share with you the beauty and wonders of these tiny organisms, including their classification, life cycle and structure, distribution and habitats, common species, and how to preserve specimens for study.
Karina comes to us from extensive experience in Herbaria and Herbarium Management with a career spanning 36 years at the Western Australian Herbarium; the last 15 years as the Collections Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, before retiring in mid-2019. Karina’s early research interest was in fungi, where she attended the inaugural Fungimap conference in Denmark, W.A. in 2001. Karina’s focus switched to Myxomycetes when a Herbarium volunteer opened her eyes to this marvellous and mysterious world; from 2015 Karina began to actively pursue her interest. Since that time Karina has documented her findings by the addition of nearly 700 collections to the Herbarium which includes just over 30 new species recorded for W.A. Karina has to date described one new species with potential other new species under research with international partners.