03.09.2012Algology and mycology courses

In March 2012, Christine Cocquyt and Jan Rammeloo, researchers at the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, will be in Kisangani to hold courses in algology and mycology as part of VLIR-UOS.

Christine will discuss the taxonomy of algae, their relationship to fish farming, and their role as indicators of water quality. Meanwhile, Jan will give a basic course on the biology of fungi. He will also carry out surveys in the villages as a prelude to more detailed research on edible mushrooms.

These activities will contribute to setting up algology and mycology courses and creating a fungi and algae reference collection for the UNIKIS.