May 2016

by Kristie, David

Reviving Mycological Research and Learning at Acadia

In the heyday of mycological research at Acadia in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Dr Darryl Grund offered courses, field trips and research opportunities to literally hundreds of students interested in mushrooms and mycology. Dr Grund’s courses and mushroom forays were assisted and enriched by Dr Ken Harrison, a retired plant pathologist from Agriculture Canada. A plaque commemorating Dr Grund's and Dr Harrison's contributions to mycology can be seen at the picnic site at Kentviille Research and Development Centre (Agriculture Canada), at the upper entrance to the Kentville Ravine.

Given the importance of fungi to the ecology of the Acadian Forest region and its associated wetlands, Acadia University and the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre are fortunate in having a new mycologist, Dr Allison Walker...

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