Julie Cubeta, and Drs. Carl and Theresa Crozier, Henry Van Cotter, and Marc Cubeta participated in the fourth annual bioblitz at Goose Creek State Park on September 27, 2014 located on the shores of the Pamlico Sound in Washington, North Carolina (Beaufort County) to characterize the fungal biodiversity in the park. A comprehensive list of 63 fungal and 1 slime mold species found in the park during the Bioblitz was submitted to Ed Corey, Inventory Biologist with the NC Division of Parks and Recreation in December 2014. The rare species Veloporphyrellus conicus (syn. Tylopilus conicus) was found at the park and has been archived and assigned an accession number (VC 1821) in the Larry F. Grand Mycological Herbarium. We greatly acknowledge the assistance of Dr. Rytas Vilgalys, Duke University, for his help in identifying species and providing resources for DNA analyses.
Marc Cubeta was recently elected as a Fellow of the Mycological Society of America (MSA). MSA Fellows are members who are outstanding mycologists on the basis of a solid record of mycological research, successful teaching and development of teaching materials for mycology, and significant service to the Society. This award is meant to recognize a core group of mid-career mycological achievers and outstanding MSA volunteers.
We are currently digitizing both newly and previously collected specimens using both digital imaging and Specfy 6 collections management software. Once digitized, we regularly upload most of the data to the Mycology Collections Portal (MyCoPortal). To search our collections exclusively, navigate from “Search Collections” on the left navigation section of the MyCoportal website. “Deselect all Collections” and “select” only “NCSLG”. Then click “Search” on the right or lower sections of the page.
Recently, the Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) consortia have integrated data from various portals such as MyCoPortal and making those data available in their portal. They have also included tutorials for using their portal on the home page.
We have populated most of our brand new website and plan to add fungal profiles as they are completed. We will also post any news on this blog section of the website. Thanks for your interest in our website!