Washington Native Plant Society Presents:
Cool Plants and Their Fungal Friends
by Dr. Andy MacKinnon
During the presentation, MacKinnon will explore the fruitful union of two of his favorite kingdoms: plants and fungi. Fungi have been associated with plants since the earliest plants colonized land, and are requisite partners of almost all of the familiar Pacific Northwest plants.
MacKinnon is a forest ecologist who lives in Metchosin, British Columbia. He is co-author of six best-selling books about plants of western North America, including the popular field guide with Jim Pojar, “Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast.” Until his retirement in 2015, he worked for the B.C. Ministry of Forests for three decades, mostly on the coast, where he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and a program of forest ecology research focused on old-growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and B.C.’s native plants and fungi. MacKinnon has also been involved in defining and implementing ecosystem-based management in Haida Gwaii and British Columbia's Central Coast (the “Great Bear Rainforest”). He has co-taught rain forest ecology field courses in Bamfield (for the University of Victoria) and Haida Gwaii (for University of British Columbia). He’s an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, and a (retired) professional forester and biologist in British Columbia.
Refreshments, Public Invited, Admission is free.
Tues. Jan 24 7:00 pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden, Aaron Education Center
12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005
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