Announcements

Announcements

Lichen Journal Club

We’ve been away for a while, but we’re back! Join us for a new Journal Club session on Tuesday, 9th July at 11 AM (CST time). We’ll discuss the paper “Symbionts out of sync: Decoupled physiological responses are widespread and ecologically important in lichen associations” by Meyer et al. (2024). …

The Cabinet of Lichens

Time to start our activities for 2024. The first speaker is Martin Bačkor of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. He will talk about “Biological and ecological role of lichen secondary metabolites”. More info here.

IAL Guest Talk

Let’s talk about lichens‘ life at the next IAL Early Career Research meeting with Daniel Stanton (University of Minnesota) on 13th of February,9:00 AM (CST). More info at https://ial-lichenology.org/courses-trips/journal-club/

The Cabinet of Lichens

Next appointment will be with Matteo Conti that will give us some hints about making the most of the ITALIC dataset in the talk “Exploring lichen biodiversity data in ITALIC: the information system on Italian lichens and its interoperability with the R programming language”. More info here.

Lichen Journal Club

Still some time before Christmas holidays to discuss the paper “Metatranscriptomics reveals diversity of symbiotic interaction and mechanisms of carbon exchange in the marine cyanolichen Lichina pygmaea” by Chrismas et al. (2023) IAL Lichen Journal Club on Thursday, 14th December at 11 AM (CST time). More info at https://ial-lichenology.org/courses-trips/journal-club/

The Cabinet of Lichens

The next webinar will be devoted to “Lichens and Citizen Science” with Deborah Isocrono (Università di Torino, Italy). Citizen science (CS) engages public in research and has become a popular approach in many scientific fields, including the natural sciences. In this talk we present some CS projects involving lichens and …

Lichen Journal Club

The next Lichen Journal Club will happen on Thursday (November 16th) at 11 AM (CST time). We’ll discuss the paper “Can we trust iNaturalist in lichenology? Evaluating the effectiveness and reliability of artificial intelligence in lichen identification” by Munzi et al. (2023). More info here. Download the paper here.

The Cabinet of Lichens

The Cabinet of Lichens’ activities start with the presentation of online resources for (beginner) lichenologists. Frank Bungartz (Arizona State University) will present “A beginner’s course to managing records of lichenized fungi in the Consortium of Lichen Herbaria – managing specimen data, benefiting from taxonomic resources, and creating checklists”. The Consortium …

Lichen Journal Club

The next Lichen Journal Club will happen on Thursday (August 3rd) at 11 AM (CST time). We’ll discuss the paper “Water regulation dynamics of lichens as functional traits could predict future climate change scenarios in an elevational gradient from Central Argentina” by Dominguez et al. (2022). More info here.