EUROPEAN MYCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Congresses of European Mycologists


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Congresses of European Mycologists preceded, and eventually gave rise to the EMA. The following Congresses of European Mycologists have taken place [information is incomplete and additions would be welcome. The EMA is trying to collect examples of literature, brochures and other paperwork from all of these Congresses except XIV. Please send any contributions to the President].

Much of the information on this web page about the first nine Congresses is derived from Parmasto, E. (1989). Tenth Congress of European Mycologists. Directory, Chronicle, Mycological Periodicals, Mycological Societies, Mycology in Estonia, More Abstracts. 56 pp., Estonia, Tallinn, Institute of Zoology & Botany of the Academy of Sciences of Estonia. Permission to reproduce is gratefully acknowledged.

Locations of previous Congresses of European Mycologists
Brussels, 1956 Prague, 1960 Glasgow, 1963 Warsaw, 1966 Copenhagen, 1970 Avignon, 1974 Budapest, 1978 Bologna, 1981 Oslo, 1985 Tallinn, 1989 Kew, 1992 Wageningen, 1995 Alcalá de Henares, 1999 Katsiveli, Crimea, 2003 St Petersburg, 2007 Halkidiki, 2011
Locations of previous Congresses of European Mycologists

1. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 15-22 September 1956 (as "Première Session Européene de Mycologie"). People. President of the Congress: G. Malençon. Organizing Committee chaired by: P. Heinemann. About 200 participants from 15 countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, UK). Programme. [not known]. Excursions. To Campine and the Ardennes. Results. "Rules and Recommendations on European Sessions of Mycology" were adopted and published in Bulletin Trimestriel de la Société Mycologique de France 73: xxix-xxxiii, 1957. Literature. Haas, H.; Spat, H. (1956). Erste Europäische Mykologentagung in Brussel vom 15-22 Sept. 1956. Zeitschrift für Pilzkunde 22: 90-91. Heinemann, P. (1957). Première Session Européenne de Mycologie, Belgique 1956. Bulletin Trimestriel de la Société Mycologique de France 73: xix-l. Pilát, A. (1957). I. sjezd Evropských mykologů, Belgie 1956. Česká Mykologie 11 (1): 1-12.

2. PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, 28 August - 4 September 1960. People. President of the Congress: K. Lohwag. Organizing Committee chaired by: A. Pilát. 208 participants from 17 countries (including: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, USA). Programme. [not known]. Excursions. Five one-day excursions. Post-congress excursions to the High Tatras (51 participants) and Low Tatras (23 participants). Results. Committee for Mapping European Higher Fungi established. Literature. Pilát, A.; Svrček, M. (1961). Druhý sjezd Evropských mykologů v Československu 1960. Česká Mykologie 15 (1): 1-12.

3. GLASGOW, Scotland, 1-7 September 1963. People. President of the Congress: M.A. Donk. Organizing Committee chaired by: S.A. Hutchinson. 213 participants from 16 countries (including: Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, UK). Programme. Symposium on Gasteromycetes. One general paper session. Meeting of the Committee for Mapping European Higher Fungi. Excursions. Five one-day excursions (Dougalston Estate and Craigmaddie Woods; Balloch Park and Rossdhu; Rannoch; Flanders Moss, Cadzow Park and Ben Nenin; Ben More Estate). One post-congress excursion (7-13 September) based at Strathpeffer, near Inverness. Literature. Kotlaba, F.; Pilát, A. (1964). III sjezd Evropských mykologů, Skotsko 1963. Česká Mykologie 18 (1): 1-6. Montgomery, N. (1964). The Third European Mycological Congress, Glasgow 31 August - 7 September 1963. News Bulletin of the British Mycological Society 21: 5-6.

4. WARSAW, Poland, 31 August - 6 September 1966. People. President of the Congress: G. Malençon. Honorary President of the Congress: J. Kochman. Organizing Committee chaired by: A. Skirgiełło. 150 participants from 24 countries (including: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USSR, Yugoslavia). Programme. Three sessions (Taxonomy & Mycogeography, Ecology, Physiology). Excursions. A one-day excursion to a Polish national park. A post-congress excursion to middle Poland (7-13 September, 59 participants). Results. Changes in the "Rules and Recommendations..." were made in respect of congress languages (p. 10); the term Session was changed to Congrèss. A resolution appealing for protection of fungi was adopted. Literature. Anon. (1966). Compte-rendu du IV-ème Congrès des Mycologues Européens. Warszawa 1966. Acta Mycologica 4 (2): 181-198 [with lists of participants and fungi collected]. Kotlaba, F.; Lazebníček, J. (1967). IV sjezd Evropských mykologů, Polsko 1966. Česká Mykologie 21 (1): 54-59. Симонян, С.А. [Simonian, S.A.] (1967) [IVth European Congress of Mycology in Warsaw]. Микология и Фитопатология [Mycology and Plant Pathology] 1 (3): 260-261 [in Russian].

5. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 18-25 September 1970. People. President of the Congress: J.A. Nannfeldt. Organizing Committee chaired by: M. Lange. 83 participants from 18 countries (including: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Sweden, UK, USA). Programme. Two business meetings. One lecture session with 14 contributions. Excursions. A one-day pre-congress excursion near Copenhagen (18 September). A one-day excursion to Grib Sø four five-day excursions (21-25 September). Literature. Lange, M. (1971). V European Mycological Congress in Denmark 18-25 September 1970. Botaniska Tidskrift 66 (1-2): 183-184. Rypáček, V. (1971). V sjezd Evropských mykologů, Dánsko 1970. Česká Mykologie 25 (3): 187-190.

6. AVIGNON, France, 19-26 October 1974. People. President of the Congress: A.F.M. Reijnders. Organizing Committee chaired by: H. Romagnesi. 250 participants from 18 countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Yugoslavia). Programme. [not known]. Excursions. Three one-day excursions. Literature. Anon. (1975). Le Sixième Congrès Européen de Mycologie. Bulletin Trimestriel de la Société Mycologique de France 91 (3): 515-580.

7. BUDAPEST, Hungary, 17-24 September 1978. People. President of the Congress: G. Malençon. Organizing Committee chaired by: A. Madas. 154 participants from 23 countries (including: Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, USA, Yugoslavia). Programme. [not known]. Excursions. A one-day excursion (Bugaczpuszta Reserve). A two-day excursion (22-23 September, to natural parks). Literature. Гарибова, Л.В.; Лекомцева, С.Н.; Успенская, Г.Д. [Garibova, L.V.; Lekomtseva, S.N.; Uspenskaya, G.D.] (1981). [The 7th European Congress of Mycologists] Микология и Фитопатология [Mycology and Plant Pathology] 15 (1): 73-74 [in Russian].

8. BOLOGNA, Italy, 23-29 September 1981. People. Presidents of the Congress: G. Malençon & A. Skirgiełło. Organizing Committee chaired by: G. Govi. 140 participants from 21 countries (including: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Yugoslavia). Programme. 74 papers. Excursions. The Appennines between Bologna and Florence. Mesola near Ferrara. Literature. Kubička, J. (1982). VIII. Kongres Evropských mykologů, Bologna, 23-29 IX 1981. Česká Mykologie 36 (3): 188-190. Anon. (1982). L'8 Congresso Europeo de Micologia. Micologia Italiana 10 (3): 39-42.

9. OSLO, Norway, 15-21 August 1985. People. President of the Congress: A. Skirgiełło. Organizing Committee chaired by: F.-E. Eckblad. 175 participants from 25 countries (including: Canada, Czechoslovakia, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, UK, USA). Programme. Opening plenary lecture "The Changing Mycoflora of the Netherlands" (E. Arnolds). About 50 papers and 27 posters. A fungus exhibition. Excursions. Two pre-congress excursions (Kongsvoll, in the Dovre Mountains, and Finse, the highest station on the Oslo-Bergen railway). Two one-day excursions (Nordmarka and Fredrikstad). Three post-congress excursions (Biri, north of Gjøvik, Stange, south of Hamar, and Kongsvoll). Results. European Committee for Protection of Fungi established. Literature. [not known].

10. TALLINN, Estonia, August 1989. People. President of the Congress: D.L. Hawksworth. Organizing Committee chaired by: M. Gorlenko. Local Organizer: E. Parmasto. 245 participants from 20 countries (including: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK). Programme. Open meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi. Excursions. A one-day excursion to an Estonian National Park. Advertisements for Congress. April 1988. July 1988. Results. European Committee for Protection of Fungi renamed European Council for Conservation of Fungi. Literature. [author(s) not known]. (1989). Abstracts. X Congress of European Mycologists. Scripta Mycologica 17: [pagination not known]. Anon. (1990).

11. KEW, UK, 7-11 September 1992. People. President of the Congress: E. Parmasto. Organizing Committee chaired by: D.N. Pegler. 154 participants from 29 countries (Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Eire, Estonia, Finland, France, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA). Programme. 23 papers. Sessions on "Fungal Recording & Mapping", "Fungi in European Ecosystems" and "Conservation of European Fungi". Open meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi. Excursions. Two pre-congress excursions (both at Ambleside, Cumbria). Two half-day excursions (Ruislip Woods and Windsor Great Park). Two post-congress excursions (Lyndhurst, New Forest and Stroud, Gloucestershire). Advertisement for Congress. May 1992. Results. Revised Statutes were prepared for future Congresses of European Mycologists. Literature. Pegler, D.N.; Boddy, L.; Ing, B.; Kirk, P.M. [eds] (1993). Fungi of Europe: Investigation, Recording & Mapping 322 pp., UK, Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, ISBN 0-947643-54-0. Pegler, D.N. (1993).

12. WAGENINGEN, Netherlands, 3-7 September 1995. People. President of the Congress: E.J.M. Arnolds. Organizing Committee chaired by: [not known]. xxx participants from xx countries (including: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA). Programme. Open meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi. Excursions. [not known]. Literature. [not known].

13. ALCALÁ DE HENARES, Spain, 21-25 September 1999. People. President of the Congress: [not known]. Organizing Committee chaired by: [not known]. xxx participants from xx countries (Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK). Programme. Open meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi. Excursions. A one-day excursion (La Alcarria, Guadalajara). Results. A working group was appointed to examine the case for a body to represent mycology at a European level. Literature. [not known].

14. KATSIVELI, CRIMEA, Ukraine, 22-27 September, 2003. People. President of the Congress: I.O. Dudka. Organizing Committee chaired by: I.O. Dudka. Local Organizer: V.P. Isikov. 155 participants from 33 countries (Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA). Programme. Opening plenary lecture "International Mycology Meetings: why are they important?" (T. Schumacher). Symposia on "Applied & Experimental Mycology", "Fungal Biodiversity & Evolution", "Fungal Conservation", "Medical & Medicinal Mycology and Fungal Cultivation", "Fungal Ecology", "Fungal Systematics, uniting the traditions of east and west", "Mycology in eastern Europe", "Mapping & Geography of Fungi". 59 oral presentations, 103 posters. Open meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi. Satellite meeting of the International Subcommission on Trichoderma & Hypocrea. Excursions. A one-day excursion (Ai Petri mountain), and three post-congress excursions (Eastern Crimea, Central Crimea, and Kiev). Advertisement for Congress. The first Congress of European Mycologists to have a website. Results. The European Mycological Association was established at this Congress. Literature. Andrianova, T.V.; Minter, D.W. [eds] (2003). XIV CEM Abstracts 130 pp., Kiev, St Druk, ISBN 966-96382-0-8. Дудка, І.О. [Dudka, I.O.] (2003). XIV Конгрес Европейських микологів. [XIV Congress of European Mycologists] Український Ботанічний Журнал [Ukrainian Botanical Journal] 60 (6): 740-747 [in Ukrainian]. Minter, D.W. [ed.] (2003). Mycology in Ukraine, a CD Commemorating the XIV Congress of European Mycologists, Katsiveli, Yalta, Crimea, 22-27 September 2003. compact disk containing 7982 HTML-format pages & 7223 GIF-format maps. UK, Middlesex, Isleworth; PDMS Publishing, ISBN 0-9540169-5-5.


15. ST PETERSBURG, Russia, 16-21 September, 2007. The first Congress of European Mycologists organized under the auspices of the European Mycological Association. People. President of the Congress: D.W. Minter. Organizing Committee chaired by: A.E. Kovalenko. Organizing Committee Secretary: N. Psurtseva. 291 participants from 40 countries (Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA). Programme. Opening plenary lecture "The Naming of Fungi is a Difficult Matter" (D.L. Hawksworth). Symposia on "Developmental Mycology", "Fungal Biotechnology", "Fungal Diversity and Conservation", "Fungi in Ecosystems", "Medicinal and Medical Mycology", "Phytopathogenic Fungi", "Plant-Fungus Interactions", "Systematics, Evolution & Genomics of Fungi", "Tools in Mycology", "Toxigenic Micromycetes in Europe", 118 oral presentations, 216 posters. Open meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi. Workshop on Toxigenic Micromycetes in Europe. Satellite meeting 100th Anniversary of the Jaczewski Laboratory (VIZR). Excursions. A one-day excursion to Komarova, and one post-congress excursion. Literature. Kovalenko, A.E.; Melnik, V.A.; Vedenyapina, E.G.; Zmitrovich, I.V. [eds] (2007). XV CEM Abstracts 303, [i-iv] pp., St Petersburg, Komarov Botanical Institute, ISBN 5-201-1138-6. Popov, E.S.; Morozova, O.V.; Kotkova, V.M.; Novozhilov, Yu.K.; Zhurbenko, M.P.; Zmitrovich, I.V.; Kovalenko, A.E. (2007). Preliminary List of Fungi and Myxomycetes of Leningrad Region. Compiled for scientific excursion in frame of the XVCEM. 52 pp., 3 maps. St Petersburg, Komarov Botanical Institute. ISBN 5-201-11139-4.


16. HALKIDIKI, Greece, 19-23 September, 2011. The second Congress of European Mycologists organized under the auspices of the European Mycological Association. People. President of the Congress: D.W. Minter. Organizing Committee chaired by: S. Diamandis. Organizing Committee Secretary: Ch. Perlerou. 230 participants from 39 countries (Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA). Programme. Plenary lectures "Alien and Invasive Fungi: what can we expect from a changing climate?" (J. Stenlid); "A New Imaging Nanotechnology for Mycology" (L. Kock); "Fungal Conservation: insights from population biology and the impacts of past, present and future human land use" (A. Dahlberg); "Fungal Evolution: divergence and adaptation" (J. Taylor); "Fungal Families: morphology, phylogeny and conflict resolution" (P.F. Cannon); "MtDNA and rDNA: two different evolutionary lines combined for genetic differentiation, taxonomy and phylogeny in ascomycetes" (M.A. Typas); "Outdoor Airspora: patterns, prevalence & impacts" (C. Rogers). Symposia on "Aeromycology", "Alien and Invasive Fungi: Biological Control", "Application of IUCN Criteria to Fungi", "Conservation of Fungi", "Developmental Mycology", "Edible and Medicinal Fungi", "Fungal Biotechnology", "Fungal Distribution and Diversity", "Fungal Genetics and Genomics", "Fungi in Ecosystems: effects of climate change", "Fungus-Plant Interactions: mycorrhizal systems", "Insect-Fungus Associations", "Plant Pathogenic Fungi", "Systematics and Evolution of Fungi", 126 oral presentations, 111 posters. Open meeting of the European Council for Conservation of Fungi. Workshop on Conservation of Ascomycetes. Excursions. One-day excursions to Mount Holomon (broadleaved forests) and Parthenon Village (Mediterranean pines). One post-congress excursion to the mountains of Rhodope. Literature. Diamandis, S.; Topalidou, E. [eds] (2011). XVI CEM Abstracts 324 pp., Thessaloniki, Vassilika, NAGREF-Forest Research Institute.


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