Oct 23 2018

E&E Seminar: Fungi in Ecosystem Processes by John Dighton, Rutgers University (John Lussenhop Memorial Talk)

October 23, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location

4289 SEL

Address

840 West Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607

Abstract:

Fungi are ubiquitous but often overlooked. They play essential roles in terrestrial ecosystems in helping soil formation, regulating nutrient availability in soils through decomposition and forming root associations to aid nutrient uptake. Hence, they underpin primary production. As pathogens of plants and animals, fungi are important regulators of populations of these organisms. Fungi also interact with pollutants and can play a major role in regulating pollutant mobility and mitigate the effects of some pollutants. The seminar will outline some of these fungal interactions and provide some examples from our current and past research.

John Lussenhop Memorial Talk

Faculty Hosts: Hormoz BassiriRad and David Wise

Contact

Suzanne Harrison
(312) 996-2207

Date posted

Jul 26, 2018

Date updated

Sep 16, 2018