2022 MSA Annual Meeting: Mycology in the Swamp

2022 MSA Annual Meeting: Mycology in the Swamp

2022 MSA Meeting Program


The 2022 MSA Auction had three separate components to it. 

  1. Live auction (in-person)
  2. Silent auction (in-person)
  3. Online auction (virtually, prior to the meeting!)

The 2022 MSA Auction raised a total of $11,792.00! Thank you to all who donated, volunteered, and purchased auction items!

Posters & Abstracts

The abstract submission deadline was April 22, 2022. 

The main poster sessions took place on Monday, July 11th from 6:00PM-7:30PM & Tuesday, July 12th from 6:30PM-8:00PM.

Meeting Highlights

Our MSA meeting included pre-meeting activities (MSA Council meeting, the Annual Foray), the MSA Business Meeting, our annual auction (with in-person and online components), and much, much more. 

Presidential Address – Dr. A. Elizabeth Arnold

Karling Lecture – Dr. Christine Hawkes


Living in the dark with microbes and beasts: unearthing the ecology and evolution of truffles
Organizers: Bonito & Healy

Fungi as food: a mycocentric perspective on below-and above-ground food webs 
Organizer: Kennedy

Schooling in the Swamp: Lessons in education from the classroom to the community 
Organizer: MSA Education Committee, Gremillion

Fungal Chemistry: variations on a theme 
Organizers: Bennett & Moore

The power of citizen science to advance fungal conservation 
Organizers: Haelewaters & Gonçalves

Latinx mycelium at MSA 
Organizer: Colon-Carrion

From our meeting organizers: 

MSA leadership and our local arrangements team recognize the diverse and unequal barriers to inclusion in the meeting that our members may face, including personal and professional impacts and travel restrictions that may arise from the ongoing pandemic, as well as concerns regarding political actions by some elected officials in Florida. We are attentive to these issues and are working to lower barriers so that we can hold a meeting intended to be safe and inclusive for our MSA community. 

We recognize and acknowledge that the University of Florida sits on the historic territories of the Timucua and crossroads of the Native American peoples who long inhabited this land.