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Lichens and Lichenology

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 19:00

Lichens and Lichenology

Delighted to be able to re-schedule this event, previous tickets are still valid.

What are lichens, and what stories can they tell us

Gothamie will describe what lichens are and talk about how they are collected and studied.

Gothamie is a Senior Curator of Lichens and Slime Moulds. Her research interests are focused on the taxonomy and ecology of tropical lichens, bioindication and conservation of lichenised fungi in endangered habitats. Her main responsibility as the Senior Curator of British, General and Historical herbaria is to manage and develop one of the world’s largest lichen collections, lichenicolous fungi and slime moulds with app. 450,000 specimens.

She is interested in making the collections available for both scientific and historical research and has spent much time in the field in South and South East Asia observing lichens in their native habitats and described more than 75 new lichen species, mostly in Graphidaceae from the Old World tropics, during this time she has been privileged to visit many countries and to work with many colleagues overseas.

Dr Gothamie Weerakoon, Senior Curator Lichens and Slime Moulds, Natural History Museum

Tickets: Donations only please. Please book via the Eventbrite ticketing system here: Lichens and Lichenology Tickets, Wed 22 Sep 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite.

The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. It supports people of all ages and backgrounds in learning about plants. By making a donation with your booking you will help to sustain our work with school children, families and the wider community. As a small charity, any amount you can give, large or small, will be warmly appreciated and make an enormous difference. Thankyou.

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Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
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