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Congress Communication: How many species of Morchella? Old questions, modern answers.
Professor of Mycology in Lille University (France) since the year 2004.
Research fields: ecology and systematic of “higher fungi” as well as natural affinity in Russulas, small Tricholomas peat bog fungi and fungi related to Alnus.
Academic work: He has collaborated as taxonomist in the modern systematic of the order Boletales and genera Cortinarius and Clitocybe.
He also has coordinated high level work of mycological enthusiasts, molecular analysis professionals and ecology students, so to explore new worlds, Hypogeus (Elaphomyces, Octavianias, Delastrias, Lepiotas y Entolomas) y las Morchellas.
Congress Communication: New Myxomycetes of taxonomic, ecologic and phylogeographic interest.
Professor of Plant Biology in the University of Alcala de Henares Faculty of Biology
He has directed 9 theses and 23 minor theses.
Publications: Over 150 scientific publications in our country and over 250 in foreign magazines. His most acknowledged publication is the book: “Omega Guide of Fungi of the Iberian Peninsula”.
Congress Communication: Progress in the taxonomy of Agaricus L. with the aid of molecular technique.
President and founder member of the Arandina Mycological Society.
Communicator in 218 courses and conferences linked with Mycology, most of them in Spain but also in Italy and Austria.
Coordinator and member of the scientific committee of FAMCAL Mycological Journal.
PARRA, L.A. (2008 y 2013). Agaricus L. Allopsalliota Nauta & Bas Part. I y II. Fungi Europaei 1 y 1A. Edizioni Candusso. Alassio.
PARRA, L.A. (2003b). Phylogeographic bases of the Iberian Mycological flora. Numbers 2070-2178. (Agaricus). Work papers of the Iberian Mycological flora 19. Scientific Superior Board /Royal Botanic Garden. Madrid. 178 pages.
Author and co-author of 49 articles in national and international magazines, related with taxonomy and nomenclature of Agaricus genus.
Collaborator in the following databases:
Hernández-Crespo, J.C. (2006). S I M I L, Mycological information scheme in line of the Iberian Mycological flora. Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid, C.S.I.C. Iberian Mycological flora Project I-VI
(1990-2008) Science and Education Department, Spain. http://www.rjb.csic.es/fmi/sim.php.
BIOSPHERE project, in a pilot entitled “Towards a (semi-)automated identification of European Agaricus species. http://wiki.pro-ibiosphere.eu
Committee member of OPTIMA (Organization for the Phyto-taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area).
Congress Communication: Phegmacium (Cortinarius genus) in Quercus
An expert in Cortinarius genus and co-author of “Atlas of Cortinarius”, along with Patrick Reumaux and Pierre Moenne-Loccoz (deceased), afterwards with Xavier Carteret, Guillaume Eyssartier and Jean-Michel Bellanger.
El Pars will be published in 2017 ending this way the adventure started in 1990.
Collaborator with Pierre Moenne-Loccoz in Patrick Reumaux book´s: “Les russules rares et méconnues”.
Participator in the publication of: “Dauphiné-Savoie mycological and botanical journal”. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes mycological federation of society’s journal
Congress Communication: The Cortinarius sections Bicolor and Saturnini
Scientific researcher in the Functional and Evolutional Ecology Centre of Montpellier University.
Scientific Interests: Biodiversity, evolution and ecology of macromycetes, Cortinarius in particular.
Development of an integrated taxonomy in conjunction with most outstanding European mycologists, based in the use of phylogenetic studies in Mycology.
Co-author of “Atlas of Cortinarius”. Co-founder and technical director of Mycoseq Program. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jean-Michel_Bellanger
Congress Communication: Elements concerning Mycology in a big Mediterranean island, Corsica
Professor of Montpellier University.
Scientific Interests: Interaction between fungi and plants, particularly in Mediterranean biodiversity, its distribution and dynamics in relation with human upset.
Congress Communication: Do we really know boletes in Europe – unravelling hidden diversity.
Researcher in the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research in Sofia (Bulgaria), studied in the Faculty of Biology of University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, where he also used to teach Botany before obtaining his PhD in Mycology.
Did his PhD studies with focus on the diversity and the economic importance of boletes in Bulgaria.
Primary research interests are diversity of boletes in Europe, their taxonomy and nomenclature.
Additional topics of interest are productivity of wild edible mushrooms and their economic significance, as well as comparative diversity of fungi and vascular plants in forested habitats.
He has published a number of scientific papers on boletes and agarics, as well as popular guides on wild edible fungi.
Congress Communication: Native Truffles, Native Trufflers: Truffling History Around the World
Jim Trappe encountered a wild truffle for the first time while conducting research on root-inhabiting fungi for his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Washington (Seattle) in the late 1950’s. He became an instant truffle addict and has devoted much of his research to truffle ecology and taxonomy ever since. He has collected truffles in more than 25 countries across five continents and since 1987 every year in Australia., which has the world’s greatest diversity of native truffles of all the continents. Jim has authored or co-authored nearly 500 scientific papers, 4 books, and with his students and colleagues has described and named a new order of truffles, two new families, 40 new genera, and 175 new species
Congress Communication: Ramaria of the Pacific Northwestern United States.
Education and professional experience
Ph. D. 1992. Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Dissertation Title: Mycorrhizal fungi and their relationship to plant succession in subalpine habitats.
B.S. Biology. 1984. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México.
Dissertation Title: Estudio Taxonómico y Ecológico de los Hongos Hipogeos (Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes y Basidiomycetes) en algunas localidades de los estados de Coah., Dgo. y N.L.
- Professional Experience
2007-present. Assistant Professor, Senior Research (Courtesy). Dept. of Forest Science, Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR.
1999- 2007. Assistant Professor, Senior Research. Dept. of Forest Science, Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR.
2002 – present. –Mycology Consultant for MycoRoots (Sole proprietorship).
1995-1999. Research Associate, Dept. of Forest Science, Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR. (FTE: 1.0).
1994-1995. Associate Professor (courtesy), Dept. of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
1993-1994. Associate Professor. Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Tam., México.
1992-1995. Associate Professor. Dept. of Biology, Instituto Tecnológico de Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, México.
1988-1991. Graduate Research Assistant. Dept. of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Ph.D.
1986-1987. Research Assistant. Dept. of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Teaching Assistant in Mycology. Dept. of Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México.
Teaching and publications
- Courses taught
Mycorrhizae research and Sequestrate fungal identification. OSU 1997-2007.
Plant Pathology. Dept. of Agriculture. U. Autónoma de Tamaulipas. Cd. Victoria , Tam., Mex. 1993-1994.
Research Methods, Intro. to Microbiology, General Ecology and Intro. to Silviculture.
More than 30 articles published in different journals. 12 studies support grants and contracts. Consultant for 9 research projects.
Independent mycologist, president and co-founder of the Cyprus Mycological Association, with a keen interest in Mediterranean macromycetes.
Much of his work is dedicated to the exploration and conservation of fungal diversity in Mediterranean islands and especially the island of Cyprus, where he resides since 2003.
He has collaborated with leading European mycologists, ecologists and geneticists to publish several papers and novetlies.
His past and present projects include taxonomic, biogeographical and ecological research in Boletaceae, Geoglossaceae, Agaricaceae, Bankeraceae, Hygrophoraceae, Russulaceae, Pezizaceae and, of course, his greatest love of all: the genus Morchella.