San Luis Obispo
The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden will welcome Christian Schwarz from Santa Cruz, co-author of the “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast,” for an in-depth look at the diverse fungi found on the Central Coast.
Schwarz will present a class series that explores mushroom habitats and identification methods on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-28. The program will engage students through a combination of classroom lecture, field exploration and hands-on exercises.
Topics/activities to be covered include: taxonomy basics, field identification, ethical harvesting guidelines, safety issues and tips on how to avoid toxic/poisonous mushrooms, use of citizen science tools, sampling of a variety of edible mushroom preparations and more.
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The head of Cal Poly’s Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences has been named to the 2017 list of Highly Cited Researchers.
Professor Gregory Brown was included on the annual list produced by Clarivate Analytics, which recognizes the most frequently cited researchers spanning the globe in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, representing leading researchers whose papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged others.
Brown is the first Cal Poly professor to be named to the list and the only professor from the California State University system to be included. He joined Cal Poly’s Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department in 2016. .