DATE: Friday 20 May 2016
VENUE: Fenner Seminar Room,
Building 141 ANU
This seminar presents the findings of a thousand days spent in the forest in pursuit of fungi and fungus-seeking folk. Through field-based interactions I sought to understand how fungi are perceived and understood and how this influences their inclusion within concepts such as nature, biodiversity and conservation.
I explore how insights from mycology, taxonomy and the way science has been practiced intersect with other cultural perceptions. The research represents a collection of voices in stories, anecdotes, histories and science gleaned across hemispheres and cultures.
Alison Pouliot is an ecologist and environmental photographer. Her PhD research explores the intersections of cognitive and aesthetic understanding of nature and environmental ideas.
Feature image: Alison Pouliot