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Steven L. Stephenson

Travels from:

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Speaking topics:

  • Carrying out Field Research in the Subantarctic
  • Global Biodiversity of Myxomycetes
  • Slime Molds--Nature's Miniature Marvels
  • The Wonderful World of Fungi

Steven L. Stephenson

Steven L. Stephenson is a research professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he served as director of a worldwide project funded by the National Science Foundation to document the distribution of all the slime molds and their relatives. Prior to this he taught biology at Fairmont State University in West Virginia for nearly three decades.

He is the author or coauthor of six books and more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Steven has studied fungi and slime molds on six continents in climates ranging from the tropics to the polar regions of both the Arctic and Subantarctic. He is author and co-author of numerous publications, including Myxomycetes: A Handbook of Slime Molds and Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World.

Books by Steven L. Stephenson

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World

By Ian R. Hall, Steven L. Stephenson, Peter K. Buchanan, Wang Yun, and Anthony L. J. Cole

372 pp., paperback


The Kingdom Fungi: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens

By Steven L. Stephenson

328 pp., hardcover


Myxomycetes: A Handbook of Slime Molds

By Steven L. Stephenson and Henry Stempen

200 pp., paperback


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