Science On Tap: The Fungi That Love Fire

Science On Tap: The Fungi That Love Fire

Guest: Dr. Benjamin Sikes
Wednesday, February 19
7:30pm
Free State Brewing Company
636 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS

Join us for Science On Tap, a fun evening at Free State Brewing Company with a fascinating science presentation. This month, Benjamin Sikes, University of Kansas associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and associate scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey, will talk about fungi and fire. Fire is a common management tool that is often necessary to maintain diverse prairies and forests. Sikes will discuss how some mushrooms and other fungi have adapted to repeated fires, and how the functions these particular fungi perform can alter the fuels present for new fires. The 30-minute presentation starts at 7:30, and is followed by a Q&A and a drawing for prizes.