MSA 2012, Yale

Welcome to New Haven, CT!

The MSA Local Arrangements Committee, Program Committee, and Foray Coordinators invite you to the Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, 15-18 July 2012 on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The main program will take place Monday through Wednesday, 16-18 July, concluding with the MSA Banquet and Auction on Wednesday evening. The Foray will occur on Sunday 15 July, followed by a welcome reception in Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History.

New Haven is a culturally and historically rich city in southern New England, two hours northeast of New York City by car, and two and a half hours southwest of Boston. New Haven has its own airport (Tweed Airport) and can also be reached via airports in Hartford (Bradley Airport), Boston (Logan Airport), and the New York City/New Jersey area (Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports). A range of accommodations are available, including economical on-campus dormitories (Morse Hall, $55 single, $35 pp double, plus $1.70 optional linen pack), air conditioned dormitory rooms (Swing Hall, single $88 including linen & maid service), and the three-star Omni hotel (at a discounted rate of $159 for a single or double).

New Haven offers diverse dining options and easy access to museums, the shoreline, hiking, and New York City. The foray will take place at West Rock Ridge State Park just 5 miles from the Yale campus, followed by a pizza lunch and specimen viewing with our guides from the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station near Yale campus. There will also be an option to combine the foray with a cruise on the schooner Quinnipiack. Culinary and historical walking tours of New Haven with local guides will be offered for those not participating in the foray, and a dinner schooner cruise option will be offered on Tuesday evening.

The meeting theme is “Integrative Fungal Biology: linking disciplines in basic and applied mycology”. We have an exciting program on timely and important topics with seven mini-symposia and round tables scheduled, in addition to the offered paper and poster sessions.

The following web pages will provide information necessary for conference Registration, Abstract submission, Conference symposia & round tables, Travel and Lodging options, while also familiarizing you with the Yale University campus, and some local hiking options.

Our best regards, Your Local Arrangements Committee, Program Committee, and Foray Coordinators.

Conference Organizers

Local Arrangements Committee

David Hibbett David Hibbett, Co-Chair
Biology Department, Clark University
hibbett@clarku.edu

Erik Hobbie Erik Hobbie, Co-Chair
Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire
hobbie@eos.sr.unh.edu

Robert Marra Robert Marra, Co-Chair
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Robert.Marra@ct.gov

Program Committee

Dr. D. Jean Lodge Dr. D. Jean Lodge, Chair
USDA-Forest Service Northern Research Station
djlodge@caribe.net

Kerry O'Donnell Kerry O’Donnell, Abstracts
NRRL ARS USDA
kerry.odonnell@ars.usda.gov

Sharon Cantrell Sharon A. Cantrell, Symposia
University of Turabo, Science & Technology
scantrel@suagm.edu

Foray Coordinators

Harold Keller
University of Central Missouri
haroldkeller@hotmail.com

Nathan Wilson Nathan Wilson
Marine Biological Laboratory
nwilson@eol.org