Mycorrhizal doctoral scolarship/Beca de doctorado en Micorrizas

Dear all – South American Mycorrhizal Research Network,

Francois Teste and Martin Nuñez are offering a doctoral scolarship regarding mycorrhizal interactions and plant invasions, in Patagonia (San Luis and Bariloche, Argentina).

Info. attached. To non-spanish readers, you can ask me or them the information:

Dr François P. Teste
Grupo de Estudios Ambientales, IMASL-CONICET,
Av. Ejercito de los Andes 950 (5700), San Luis, SL, Argentina.
Tel. +54 266 4520300 interno 3055.
Página web: http://gea.unsl.edu.ar/cv_espanol/cv_Teste.php
School of Biological Sciences – The University of Western Australia
Crawley (Perth), WA, Australia.
Web page: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/francois.teste


11th International Mycological Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico!

The Mycological Society of America (MSA), the International Mycological Association, the Latin American Mycological Association (ALM), the Puerto Rican Mycological Society (SPM), Universidad del Turabo and Meet Puerto Rico are proud to sponsor the 11th International Mycological Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This will be the first time IMC is celebrated in Latin America and the Caribbean region, one of the circa 30 biodiversity hotspots of the world. Puerto Rico is an ideal setting for a mycological congress because our long history in mycology and our location in the subtropical region offering a diversity of ecosystems (from dry to rain forests) harboring many tropical fungi.
San Juan, the capital city, possesses a state of the art convention center, excellent hotels, excellent cultural activities and an amazing culinary experience. The Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport is a main hub for different airlines receiving direct flights from major airports in the USA, Europe, Central and South America. Come and enjoy IMC 11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2018. Puerto Rico is ready for you!

Website: http://imc11.com/


Our own symposium at the IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Micología!

Our Network continues growing, some days ago we actively participated at the IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Micología. August 22 to 25, 2017, in Peruvian Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru.

We organized our own conference at this meeting, with symposium´ lecturers (left to right):

Paula Aguilera (Chile), Beatriz Guerra (Colombia), Patricia Silva-Flores (Chile), Roberta Esquivel (Perú), César Marín (Chile), Silvia Agüero (Perú), Francisco Kuhar (Argentina), María Alice Neves (Brasil) y Aida Vasco (Colombia).


Our Network at ICOM9, Prague!

Today we are more than happy to present our Network at the 9th International Conference on Mycorrhiza!

And, better, today we also publish our paper on New Phytologist announcing the birth of our Network:

“Think globally, research locally: emerging opportunities for mycorrhizal research in South America”


International Workshop: Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in the Southern Cone of South America.

Webpage: https://mycorrhyzal.wordpress.com/

The workshop had seven key lectures by: Álvaro G. Gutiérrez (Universidad de Chile, Chile), Andrea Premoli (Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina), Götz Palfner (Universidad de Concepción, Chile), Fernando Borie and Pablo Cornejo (Universidad de La Frontera, Chile), Maarja Öpik (University of Tartu, Estonia), C. Guillermo Bueno (University of Tartu, Estonia), and Jens Boy (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany). The key lectures covered topics such as temperate rainforest plant biodiversity (A.G. Gutiérrez and A. Premoli), EM fungal diversity patterns (G. Palfner), the effects of AM fungi on soil properties and on agriculture and bioremediation (F. Borie – P. Cornejo), molecular community ecology of AM fungi from local to global scales (M. Öpik), plant mycorrhizal traits across different scales (C.G. Bueno), and biogenic weathering by mycorrhiza (J. Boy). Overall, there were over 70 participants for this workshop, coming from eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, and Uruguay), and 26 institutions (including universities, research centers, companies, foundations and public entities). Besides the seven key lectures, 14 oral presentations and 28 posters were presented at the workshop.