September 16, 2020: The Lichen Lifestyle: It’s More Complex than You Think

Date: September 16, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us in welcoming Manuela Dal Forno, Ph.D., a research botanist at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, for a virtual talk about lichens in our terrestrial ecosystems. This event is hosted by the Audubon Naturalist Society as part of the Naturalist Hour series.

The lichen lifestyle is about more than hanging out on rocks. Lichens are busy working in most terrestrial ecosystems as colonizers, food sources, nitrogen fixers, and more. And their family life is pretty hectic, too! These complex symbiotic units involve a fungal partner, a green algal and/or a cyanobacterial partner, along with a diverse community of microorganisms.

Learn more about the Naturalist Hour series HERE

Register for this program HERE

Recordings will be sent to registrants who cannot attend live