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Nordic Mycological Congress

Steinkjer 2009

The Nordic Mycological Congress XIX takes place at Steinkjer from Tuesday 1 September to Sunday 6 September 2009. Steinkjer is a small town situated in the middle of Norway in the county of Nord-Trøndelag .  The Congress is arranged by the University of Oslo in cooperation with Nord-Trøndelag University College (HINT).

The congress will be arranged at the College of Nord-Trøndelag (in the following called HiNT), which is situated in the middle of the town in walking distance 5 minutes from the railway station. The laboratories of the college are well equipped. 


Steinkjer city (left) and College of Nord-Trøndelag (right), photos Morten Stene.

Accommodation
We have negotiated reasonable prices with two appropriate places for accommodation:

1) Steinkjer Kurssenter AS , about 12 minutes walking distance from HiNT: Double room, incl. breakfast and packed lunch NOK 340 per day/person. Single room, incl. breakfast and packed lunch NOK 470 per day/person.

2) Quality Hotel Grand Steinkjer AS in the city centre: Double room, incl. breakfast, economy, NOK 475 per day/person. Single room, incl. breakfast, economy, NOK 750 per day/person.

3) Guldbergaunet Sommerhotell og Camping is an alternative for those who don't want to stay in one of the accommodations mentioned above.
You'll have to make your own reservation: g-book@online.no

Meals
Dinners, at HiNT, Tuesday to Saturday and coffee/tea, NOK 850 per person for the whole congress, independent of where you choose to stay.


Congress fee: NOK 700.

Excursions
The geology and vegetation around Steinkjer are varied and complex and the excursions will reflect this variety. The Steinkjer area is among other things famous for its spruce-pine forests on calcareous ground with a rich flora of orchids. Several excursions will go to these types of forests beside to forest reserves of different kind, see Excursion Program. Among these we will emphasize boreal rainforests, which for years have been explored by lichenologists, but little is known about the fungi which we hope to rectify during the congress.


How to go there
By train from Oslo to Steinkjer via Trondheim.
By air: to Trondheim airport Værnes and then train to Steinkjer.
By car: E6 – the distance from Oslo – Steinkjer is about 670 km.


Craterellus lutescens and Sarcoleotia globosa, photos Klaus Høiland, and Ischnoderma benzoinum, photo Anne Molia.

Programme

Tuesday 1 September
    16:00-19:00 Registration/setup laboratory
    18:00 Dinner
    19:15 Opening Session
    20:00 Lecture: Phytogeography and vegetation types in Nord Trøndelag

Wednesday 2 September
    09:00 Departure for field excursion
    14:00 Laboratory work
    18:00 Dinner
    19:15 Lectures, posters, exhibitions

Thursday 3. September
    09:00 Departure for a longer field excursion
    17:00 Laboratory work
    18:00 Dinner
    19:15 Laboratory work and exhibitions

Friday 4 September
    09:00 Departure for field excursion
    15:00 Laboratory work
    19:00 Congress dinner

Saturday 5 September
    09:00 Departure for field excursion
    14:00 Laboratory work
    18:00 Dinner
    19:15 Lectures, posters, exhibitions

Sunday 6 September
    10:00 Closing Session
    Dismantling of laboratory


Arrangement committee:

  • Tor Erik Brandrud (NINA)
  • Ulla-Britt Bøe (HiNT)
  • Håkon Holien (HiNT)
  • Klaus Høiland ( Department of Biology - UiO) - leader
  • Anne Molia (NHM - UiO)
  • Anna-Elise Torkelsen (NHM - UiO)
  • Anders K. Wollan (NHM - UiO)

    Updated 2009-08-18