California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Advanced Trainings


 Training Name Introduction to Lichen Microscopy
 
 Organization Name Jepson Herbarium
 
 Website for more information http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/workshops/
 
 Start date 10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018
 
 Brief course description For the first time in many years the Jepson Herbarium is hosting an introductory workshop that offers beginners an opportunity to learn the basics of compound microscopy that are directly applicable to the study of lichens. It will not directly teach identification using microscopic characters; rather, it will ground you in the structures, characters and vocabulary of lichen microscopy. It will begin with a quick intro to scope adjusting; from there you’ll learn to do a squash mount, the simplest way to see spores, asci, and paraphyses. How do you cut a thin section of an apothecium? It’s pretty easy, actually, and there are several ways to do it. How do you stain that section, and what am I looking at now? Please be prepared to approach something new!


 
 County location Alameda County
 
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