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Thursday, August 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Rise and Fall of the Mighty Desert Truffle

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I will present the plight of these specialized fungi, which grow with limited plant hosts in arid and semi-arid lands, under specific climate conditions. I will discuss the threats they face and how they attempt to adapt. The plight of the desert truffle calls attention also to the precarious position of endemic fungi attempting to thrive in specific habitats everywhere.

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Elinoar Shavit

Elinoar Shavit specializes in mycological research regarding desert truffles, medicinal mushrooms, edible wild mushrooms, and ethno-mycology. She has published numerous articles on these topics, recently contributing chapters to Desert Truffles: Phylogeny, Physiology, Distribution... Read More →

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435