BIOL 852 (01) - New England Mushrooms: a Field and Lab Exploration

New England Mushrooms

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Biology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16060
Special Fees: $125.00
This is a hands-on field, lab and lecture course in the identification, classification, life histories, and ecology of mushrooms and other macrofungi. Lectures focus on macrofungal ecology and systematics. Laboratory instruction emphasizes morphological, microscopic, and molecular identification techniques, plus the use of smart-phone field note recording and on-line resources. Several field trips are required in addition to the weekly laboratory. Previous experience with fungi is not required. Grades are based on a collection, a project, and presentations. Prereq: Intro course in Biology or Plant Biology, or permission.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PBIO 852
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 M 9:10am - 12:00pm SLS 140
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 W 9:10am - 12:00pm SLS 141
Additional Course Details: 

This year the course will also include hands-on experience in growing and cooking culinary mushrooms. Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms outdoors on hardwood logs and a variety of oyster mushrooms and other species indoors on hardwood sawdust blocks. 


Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada, by T. Baroni (available from Amazon)