August 31 @ AMC Monthly Meeting
Our August speaker will be Jay Justice, who will be speaking on "The Role of Fungi in the Environment--looking beyond mycorrhizal
Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who has studied the macrofungi that can be found in the Southern and Southeastern regions of the US for over 35 years. He is a co-founder and
scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society. He has recently participated in several conferences associated with the study of the macrofungi that occur in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
He has given presentations and served as a field mycologist at conferences sponsored by the following mycological societies, the Gulf States Mycological Society, the Missouri Mycological Society, the Texas Mycological Society, the Mushroom Club of Georgia, the Asheville Mushroom Club, the New Mexico Mycological Society, the Los Angeles Mycological Society as well as the North American Mycological Association.
He is the 2011 recipient of the North American Mycological Association’s Gary Lincoff Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology. His special interests in the macrofungi include the group of fleshy poroid fungi known as Boletes as well as the genera Amanita and Cordyceps.