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Today we are joined by Micahel Beug, a legendary professor and scientist from Evergreen State College. Micheal mentored a handful of the today’s great mycologists such as Paul Stamets, Jonathan Ott and Jeremy Bigwood. With a PhD in organic chemistry and a love for mushrooms, Michael’s expertise was and continues to be instrumental for the growth of mycology as a whole. After just publishing a field guide “Mushrooms of Cascadia: An Illustrated Key”, we are blessed to have this opportunity to talk with Michael. Tune in for some insider info on culture and science of mycology in the western world.
- Stories from the mushroom toxicology call list
- The development of mycology education at Evergreen State College
- Michael Beugs recent publication “Mushrooms of Cascadia: An Illustrated Key”
- Early mycological culture with a renown crew including Paul Stamets, Jeremy Bigwood, Jonathan Ott
- Researching psychotropic fungi at Evergreen: methods, chemistry, bureaucratic, and more
- Professor Beug’s specialty in biochemistry and enzyme kinetics, and how that supported the mycology research at Evergreen
- Michael’s work on studying the ecological impacts of DDT, effectively ending the use of DDT in North America!
- Basics of fungal metabolism
- The national effort to define the mycoflora of North America
- Michael Beug’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwbeug44/
- Publication on DDT: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/18165522_Carbonic_Anhydrase_Interaction_with_DDT_DDE_and_Dieldrin
- Mushrooms of Cascadia: An Illustrated Key: https://fungi.com/collections/identification-guides/products/mushrooms-of-cascadia
- Evergreen College: https://www.evergreen.edu/
- Fungi Magazine Contributing Author: https://www.fungimag.com/bios/beug.htm