Outreach and Professional Service

The Expert is In: Liking Lichens

Q?rius Exhibit at NMNH

BioBlitz - Lichen Inventory at Theodore Roosevelt Island

Outreach

Upcoming Feb 27 2020: Symbioses - Smithsonian Associates, Washington, DC

 

Upcoming Nov 14 2019:  Lichens Live Broadcast from the Smithsonian Science How! I will post details soon!

Current - Volunteer in the project “Collection and identification of lichens on the Patuxent Research Refuge and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center”

 

2019 - Patuxent Research Refuge (PRR) and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

 

2019 - “Herbology” Class: Magic Lichens. Hogwarts Summer Camp, Washington, DC

 

2019 - Exploring the Amazing World of Lichens Live Broadcast (42 min). Smithsonian Science How.

Available at: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/distance-learning/exploring-amazing-world-lichens

 

2019 - Teen Science Café – A New Approach to STEM, Washington, DC

 

2019 - The Mycological Association of Washington, DC

2018 - Patuxent Research Refuge (PRR) and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

 

2018 - iNaturalist City Challenge Washington, DC – Species Identification Evening. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

 

2018 - iNaturalist City Challenge Washington, DC. Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC

 

2018 - Lichens 101 (3rd edition). Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington, VA

2018 - Lichens 101 (2nd edition). Educational talk and hike for the National Association for Interpretation.

Great Falls, VA

2017/2018 - iNaturalist City Challenge Washington, DC + Species ID Evening at the Museum

2017 - The Expert is In Series: Liking Lichens. Program open to the public showing lichens, lichen uses, lichens under microscopes, etc. Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

 

2017 - Why Lichens Are The Coolest. Educational talk and hike for the Northern Neck Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society. Wicomico Church, VA

 

2017 - Lichen Basics. Educational talk and hike for the employers and friends of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Lothian, MD

 

2017 - Lichens 101. Educational talk and hike for the National Association for Interpretation.

Great Falls, VA

2016 - BioBlitz: Lichen Inventory from the Theodore Roosevelt Island. Washington, DC

2013 - Observatory Talk Series: The World of Lichens. GMU, Fairfax, VA

2013 - Observatory Talk Series: Happy FUNGIving – Introduction to Symbiosis. GMU, Fairfax, VA

2012 - Rapid Guide to Lichens of Wet Montane Forest of Costa Rica. Las Cruces Field Station, Costa Rica

http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/guideimages.asp?ID=581

2012 - Two lichen tours (day and night), in English and Spanish. Las Cruces Field Station, Costa Rica

 

2010 - Fungi and Lichen Educational Display. Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone, MN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Media Coverage

 

2016 - The Plant Press by Gary Krupnick

nmnh.typepad.com/the_plant_press/2016/09/smithsonian-scientists-participate-in-national-bioblitz.html

 

2016 - Last Word on Nothing Blog by Helen Fields

www.lastwordonnothing.com/2016/01/28/visit-with-a-lichenologist

 

2014 - George Mason University News Desk by Michele McDonald

https://www2.gmu.edu/news/3484

 

2014 - National Geographic by Ed Yong

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/30/one-lichen-species-is-actually-126-and-probably-more/

 

Mentorship

 

2019 - Smithsonian Graduate Student Fellowship. PhD Student Julia Adams. UC Riverside (Advisor: Jason Stajich).

 

2019 - Smithsonian YES! Program (two students). Project: Investigating Lichen Diversity in the Tropics. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

2018 - Smithsonian YES! Program (two students). Project: Investigating Lichen Diversity in the Tropics. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

 

2018 - Smithsonian Internship Program. Project: A glimpse of the past: mining data from lichens in the National Herbarium. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

 

2014 - Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program. Project: Species circumscription of Parmotrema tinctorum in Brazil. George Mason University, Manassas, VA.

 

2012/2013 - Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program. Project: Phylogeny of Cladonia Inferred from DNA Sequences. George Mason University, Manassas, VA.

 

2007* (co-mentor) - Undergraduate Internship at the Lichenology Laboratory (two students). 2007. Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

 

Conferences and Symposia Organized

 

2019–2020 - Symposium Organizer (Gueidan C & Dal Forno M)

New approaches to harness genetic data from herbarium specimens

9th International Association for Lichenology Symposium (2020)

 

2016–2020 - Secretary - 9th International Association for Lichenology Symposium

 

2018 - Symposium Organizer (Dal Forno M & Lücking R)

Evolution and diversity of lichenization in the Basidiomycota

11th International Mycological Congress. San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

2008 - Secretary - IV Encontro do Grupo Brasileiro de Liquenólogos

 

Workshops Given

2017 - Utilizando recursos moleculares na pesquisa aplicada (Utilizing molecular resources in applied research) – 8 hours. In collaboration with botanist Morgan Robert Gostel, Ph.D.

Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

2015 - Neotropical Lichens – 20 hours. In collaboration with local lichenologist Luis Fernando Coca, B.Sc.

Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

Professional Associations

 

American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS)

Grupo Brasileiro de Liquenólogos (GBL)

Grupo Colombiano de Liquenólogos (GCOL)

Grupo Latino Americano de Liquenólogos (GLAL)

International Association for Lichenology (IAL)

Mycological Society of America (MSA)

Check out the amazing LOGO I helped to design with

NMNH Botany illustrator Alice Tangerini!

It is for the next International Association for Lichenology (IAL)

meeting in Brazil in August 2-7 2020!

Website: https://www.doity.com.br/ial9

One of my life goals is to make sure lichen knowledge is accessible to everybody. Therefore, I am very interested in outreach programs. If you are looking for somebody to talk about lichens in your school, society, environmental center, university, etc., please contact me.

The Expert is In: Liking Lichens

Q?rius Exhibit at NMNH

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