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By SuperUser Account on 11/25/2013 4:18 PM
Symposium organized by the MSA Student Section 2013-2014 Functional traits determine where fungi can live, how they evolve, and what other organisms they interact with. Traits can be (micro- or macro-) morphological, such as spore and fruiting body shape, as well as ecological, such as drought-tolerance, virulence, and the ability to digest cellulose. Differences among fungal traits can influence ecosystem processes. From a molecular perspective, fungal functional genes have been identified and measured directly in communities. Investigating fungal traits will advance our understanding of pattern and function at different levels of organization (taxa, populations, communities, ecosystems).

This symposium discusses the evolution of selected traits and how key attributes of fungal taxa influence their environment and stress response. New trait databases have been launched to (1) centralize current knowledge on fungal traits,...
By SuperUser Account on 11/12/2013 11:55 AM
Laboratory and Production Mycologist Schedule: Full Time Company: Field and Forest Products Location: Peshtigo, Wisconsin, USA Deadline for application: Jan 1, 2014 Please see the attached advertisement for more information.
By SuperUser Account on 11/12/2013 5:18 AM
Ph.D. Student Positions in Plant Pathology at University of Florida The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida (UF) is currently recruiting motivated Ph.D. students for Fall 2014. We are seeking students to study basic and applied aspects of plant-microbe interactions within the context of agricultural systems. UF Plant Pathology offers a dynamic research environment that includes 37 faculty advisors and a vibrant, diverse graduate student population. The Department is headquartered at the main campus in Gainesville, Florida but many faculty are distributed across the state at nine different Research and Education Centers. Due to Florida’s diverse climate, research in our department addresses a variety of plant pathogenic microbes on crops ranging from tomatoes and citrus to sugarcane and avocados. The wide array of crop-pathogen interactions in Florida provides unique opportunities for students in terms of research, extension, and hands-on education. We anticipate at least two Ph.D. fellowships for 2014. Graduate student applications are due 1 January 2014 and accepted students will begin the Ph.D. program in August 2014. Graduate student fellowships include a competitive stipend and health care coverage. We are seeking students with:...
By SuperUser Account on 11/9/2013 1:08 PM
Lab Manager Amend/Hynson laboratories Fungal Ecology Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI The Amend and Hynson laboratories at the University of Hawaii in Manoa are looking for a full-time lab manager/research technician to spend 50% of his/her time in each of the two laboratories. The labs study the ecology and evolution of fungi, and are broadly interested in molecular ecology, physiological ecology, symbiosis, and community ecology. Major work is directed towards understanding cooperative associations between fungi and plants, and fungi in marine environments. The incumbent will assist in general lab maintenance, health and safety compliance, training of lab personnel and ongoing research. Common tasks will include the purchase of lab supplies and equipment, maintenance of commonly used lab stocks, general paperwork related to university health and safety standards, upkeep of chemical inventory and molecular, microbiological and greenhouse research activities. This position...
By SuperUser Account on 11/9/2013 10:19 AM
Assistant Professor Resistance to biotic stress in subtropical crops Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology University of California-Riverside please see the advertisement for details.
By SuperUser Account on 10/27/2013 11:20 AM
Missing friends: Has a lack of mycorrhizal fungi limited Eucalyptus invasion in New Zealand? PhD Studentship The Bio-Protection Research Centre Lincoln University, New Zealand for more information, please see the advertisement.
By SuperUser Account on 10/22/2013 12:52 PM
Berkeley faculty opening for Lichenologist, URL http://ib.berkeley.edu/node/260 Closing date, October 31, 2013 The Department of Integrative Biology and the University Herbarium are seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Plant Evolutionary Biology. We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire. “Plant” is defined in the broadest, nonphylogenetic sense to include all the photosynthetic organisms studied in the herbarium: lichens, algae, or embryophytes; terrestrial or marine. “Evolutionary biology” is defined in the broadest sense to include ecology, systematics, phylogenetics, population genetics, conservation biology, ecophysiology, etc. — any research area that would take advantage of and contribute to the herbarium’s physical collections and bioinformatics efforts....
By SuperUser Account on 10/21/2013 7:50 AM
Assistant Professor (tenure track): Root/Rhizosphere Biology Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA please see the attached advertisement.
By SuperUser Account on 10/18/2013 6:20 AM
Postdoc wanted: The biophysics of growth and morphogenesis of the human pathogenic opportunistic fungus Candida albicans iBV, Institute of Biology Valrose, Nice, France LPMC, Condensed Matter Physics Lab please see the attached advertisement.
By SuperUser Account on 10/1/2013 3:33 AM

I wrote a small piece for the latest issue of FUNGI Magazine. Hebeloma (Fr.) Kumm. (Basidiomycota, Agaricales, Cortinariaceae) is a genus of ectomycorrhizal fungi, which may turn out to be an interesting tool in the field of forensic mycology. Read it here!

Haelewaters D, 2013. FUNGI Magazine 6 (3): 47-48.