Oct 05: Mushrooms: Their Evolution and Their Role in Nature

Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Belmont Media Center Community TV, 9 Lexington St, Belmont MA

David Hibbett, Professor of Biology, Clark University.
Hibbett Lab
Dr. Hibbett is an evolutionary biologist specializing in the study of fungi (mycology). He introduces us to the fascinating world of mushrooms, their role in Nature and in evolution. This year, as a Grass Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Research, Dr. Hibbett is writing a book on this subject for the general public. Mushrooms do not get much media attention, but they serve an important function in many ecological systems, and Dr. Hibbett is committed to raising awareness of their role.

Dr. Hibbett is a past president of the Mycological Society of America, which named him a 2008 MSA Fellow and awarded him its 2000 Alexopoulos Prize.