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The Snohomish County Mycological Society would like to invite you to our monthly meeting. We'll have a brief summary of our club business. Followed by snack and socializing. Then we'll present our speaker of the month, Professor Todd Osmundson, member of the biology faculty at the University of Wisconsin. Recent projects in his lab have focused on two edible mushrooms with very different biology: burn morels are North American native species that produce large numbers of sporocarps in the year following a forest fire, and golden oyster mushrooms are a non-native cultivated species that appears to be invading rapidly into natural habitats. In this presentation, he will discuss how they are using genomic approaches similar to those used for human ancestry prediction to understand why burn morels produce such large flushes of mushrooms and how the golden oyster is spreading, and how collaboration with a network of collectors and students is essential to these studies.