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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Mummies, Mildews, Manna and Mosses: Four Kingdoms under One Roof

Donald Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium, Harvard University

The Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany is steward of a world-class collection of books, archives, and specimens related to four different types of organisms—fungi, protista, plants, and monera—that play key roles in nature and society. Founded by William G. Farlow in the nineteenth century, the collection celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2014. From expanding our understanding of plant diseases and helping us assess the impact of climate change and habitat destruction on geographic distributions of organisms, to offering insights into ancient ecosystems, the Farlow collection advances scientific research that is relevant to society and our understanding of life on Earth. Join mycologist Donald Pfister in an exploration of the history and impact of this unique Harvard collection.

A Harvard Museum of Natural History Lecture and Reception. Registration required: www.hmsc.harvard.edu. Presented in collaboration with the Friends of the Farlow. Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

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