Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Herbaria Seminar

Donald H. Pfister, Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany, Harvard University, will give a talk on "Diversity in the Pezizomycetes and Orbiliomycetes."

Abstract: These two classes of Ascomycota offer examples of ways of thinking about species diversity and some of the factors that come to play in detailed studies of fungi. In some cases collecting in habitats that have not been well explored reveal hidden diversity; in other cases a failure to recognize significant morphological characters has led to under estimates of diversity. Use of molecular sequence data has help to resolve some of these questions. Using several examples of fungi both large and small a picture emerges of why the numbers of fungi have been so regularly underestimated.

Contact Name: 

Claire Gallagher

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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