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Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, was one of seven invited instructors who presented a three-day course on Basidiomycete Identification — mushrooms and related fungi — in Medellin, Colombia. The course was held directly before the 8th Congreso Latinoamericano de Micologia (Latin American Congress of Mycology) held Nov. 4-7. The instructors, who were from Argentina, Costa Rica, Norway, Mexico and the U.S., taught 24 students from South, Central and North America, including the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela. Baroni also was an invited speaker in the session on Systematics and Diversity of Basidiomycota, giving an oral presentation on “Arthromyces and Blastosporella (Lyophyllaceae) Revisited – a New Symbiosis with a Secretive/Shy Insect” with co-authors from Colombia, Brazil and Switzerland. He was co-author/presenter on two posters, resulting from collaborations with colleagues from Mexico and SUNY ESF. The first, titled “A new Species of Laccaria from the Montane Cloud Forest of Eastern Mexico,” and a second poster from collaborations with colleagues from the U.S., Colombia and Puerto Rico, titled “Sarcodon in the Neotropics: New Species from Belize, Colombia, Guyana and Puerto Rico.” The information presented in these oral and poster presentations was made possible by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the British Mycological Society and the SUNY Cortland Faculty Research Program over a 10-year period of field expeditions.