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Live Coverage of EMA Meeting in Ohrid

Posted by macfungi on October 3, 2017 at 5:45 AM

The Meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi, under the auspices of EMA and ISFC, has officially been opened in Ohrid on 1 Oct and it will last until 6 Oct 2017. It is hosted by the Macedonian Mycological Society and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University from Skopje.


Photographic albums with captions from all days of the scientific Meeting are available in the following Photo Gallery:


Day 2 - Morning Session - Fungal Conservation in Europe, Day 2- Afternoon Session - Fungal Conservation in Europe and Beyond;


Day 3 - Morning Session - Red Listing Fungi, Day 3 - Poster Session, Day 3 - ECCF Meeting on the Future of the Council


Day 4 - Fungal Conservation in Europe - Specific Projects and IUCN Workshops 


Day 5 - Citizen Science, Databases and New Technology for Fungal Conservation


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Exhibition of Fresh Fungi collected in Pelister National Park - Day 5.


Exhibition: Fungi in Contemporary Painting, displayed throughout the Meeting.


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Join the conversation on SOCIAL MEDIA: the Meeting twitter is @mkdmycology and the facebook group formed specially for the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/638232593042526/.

Please use the Meeting hashtag #EMAohrid2017 and mention @EMAConservation to get the word out.



Group photo of Meeting participants.


ECCF Meeting participants group photo during the visit to St Naum Monastery and the Crn Drim river springs.

Final Programme of EMA Meeting in Ohrid

Posted by macfungi on September 25, 2017 at 4:55 PM

The complete Programme has been released for the upcoming Meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi in Ohrid (1-6 Oct), under the auspices of the European Mycological Association and the International Society for Fungal Conservation, organized and hosted by the Macedonian Mycological Society and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje.

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During the Meeting, daily updates will be regularly posted on this webpage. Join the conversation on SOCIAL MEDIA: the Meeting twitter is @mkdmycology and the facebook group formed specially for the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/638232593042526/.

Please use the Meeting hashtag #EMAohrid2017 and mention @EMAConservation to get the word out.


Second Circular for Fungal Conservation Meeting in Ohrid

Posted by macfungi on July 18, 2017 at 3:15 AM

The Second Circular has been released for the Meeting of the European Mycological Association (EMA) and the International Society for Fungal Conservation (ISFC), entitled ‘Fungal Conservation in a Changing Europe: the Challenges Ahead,’ to be held in Hotel Tino-St Stefan, in Ohrid, 1-6 Oct 2017. The Circular provides information about the Preliminary Programme, abstract submission, accomodation and registration.


Please note that the early bird period for lower registration fees has been extended to the end of July 2017. If you are able to attend the Meeting, please complete the registration form provided within the Second Circular, and send it to Prof. Karadelev as indicated. For payment of registration fees, please use the the bank account information given in the registration form.

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Host: Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje.

Local Organizer: Prof. Mitko Karadelev, Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Arhimedova 5, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia.

Organizing Committee: Assistant Prof. Katerina Rusevska; Prof. Gerhard Kost; Kristina Zimbakova; Daniela Mitic-Kopanja.

Scientific Support: IUCN Species Survival Commission (Chytrid, Zygomycete, Downy Mildew and Slime Mould Specialist Group; Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies Specialist Group; Lichen Specialist Group; Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball Specialist Group; Rust and Smut Specialist Group).


The fungus Lenzitopsis oxycedri - symbol of the Meeting: http://iucn.ekoo.se/iucn/species_view/333109/.

European Fungal Conservation Meeting to be Held in Macedonia

Posted by macfungi on June 15, 2017 at 9:50 AM

A Meeting entitled ‘Fungal Conservation in a Changing Europe: the Challenges Ahead,’ will be held in Ohrid (Macedonia), between 1st and 6th Oct 2017.  It is organized by the European Mycological Association (EMA) and the International Society for Fungal Conservation (ISFC), with scientific support by the IUCN Species Survival CommissionThe Macedonian Mycological Society (MMS), based at the Institute of Biology within the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, is the local host of the event. The venue is Hotel Tino-St Stefan in the city of Ohrid. The city is a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site while the adjacent lake is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.


The Meeting will be a platform for the participants to discuss the current processes responsible for changes in the mycoflora on a local, regional, national, European as well as overseas level, and to promote international cooperation in research, monitoring programmes and publication of red data lists of threatened fungi. The event will be divided into plenary lectures, workshops on IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) global red listing, poster sessions, and a one-day field excursion to Pelister National Park. To register for the event and for detailed event information, please consult the First Circular.