WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF & GSGR

September 25, 2019

Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet.

Between 2012 and 2016, Alison Pouliot spent a thousand days among the fungi in the forests of twelve countries to search for the answer to one question – why are fungi regarded so differently to other forms of life? The book “The Allure of Fungi” and seminar explore that question and possibilities for fungi to be recognised as vital to functioning ecosystems and to be included in biodiversity conservation. Most importantly, they offer the opportunity to think differently not just about fungi, but the natural world more broadly.

Following the seminar Alison will engage in active conversation with mycologist Frank Graf (SLF) and the audience to tease out the bigger picture of the significance of fungi. The mountain ecosystems group of the SLF will offer an aperitif at the end of the evening.

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ALL WELCOME! Free to attend
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: WSL-Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Flüelastrasse 11, Davos Dorf
Language: English

A Presentation of the Graduate School Graubünden in cooperation with WSL-Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos.

The Graduate School Graubünden is also offering a photography workshop with Alison Pouliot on September 26 and 27, 2019. More…