April 2013

Andy attended the Panama-USA Dimensions of Biodiversity Workshop in Gamboa, Panama on April 9-10, 2013.

Steve Zelski received a short fellowship from the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) in Manaus, Brazil where he spent two weeks at INPA training mycologists on how to collect freshwater ascomycetes in the Rio Negro, Rio Solimões, Rio Amazonas, as well as palm swamps and smaller tributaries in the region. In addition, Steve demonstrated procedures for species identification, isolation and pure culturing. While at INPA, Steve delivered a talk entitled “Tropical Freswater Ascomycetes” to the Mycology Department in the first week and to the Botany Department in the second week of his stay.

Vince Hustad won the Francis M. and Harlie M. Clark Research Support Grant in SIB – great job, Vince!