WHAT: The Role of Fungi in Storing and Sequestering Carbon- Carbon Work-Study Discussion Group
WHEN: Saturday July 21st, 1:30-3:00PM
WHERE: the Forest Center, Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park
Presenter: Ashley Lang, PhD candidate in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society graduate program at Dartmouth College
Description: Mushrooms play an important role in many ecosystems, and their role with carbon is no different. Join us for a discussion about the role of mushrooms in our forests. Ashley Lang will talk about the two main kinds of fungi in forests (decomposers and mycorrhizal fungi), how they operate, how they impact soil carbon storage, and how much carbon they sequester in soil compared to carbon released to the atmosphere from human activity. We will also discuss how different ecosystems have different amounts of soil carbon and why. Ashley will also take us on a walk in the wood to look at ectomycorrhizal root tips with magnifying glasses!
This is part of Sustainable Woodstock's Carbon Work-Study Discussion Series. These events are free and open tot he public. No registration required. Contact Zach@sustainablewoodstock.org for more information or with questions.