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Lorelei L Norvell: Curriculum Vitae
Pacific Northwest Mycology Service, LLC
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Portland, Oregon 97229-1309 USA
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Educational Background

Biology:

PhD in Botany: University of Washington, Seattle, 1998

Dissertation: The Biology and Taxonomy of Pacific Northwest Species of Phaeocollybia (Agaricales, Cortinariaceae).
Faculty Advisor: Dr Joe Ammirati, Department of Botany Chair

BS in Biology: (high honors), Portland State University, Portland, OR 1990
Teaching Experience and Assistantships:
Lecturer:

Conservation & the Environment Seminar, Portland State University, Portland, OR, January 28, 2002

Instructor:

Microscope Workshop, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR, 1998
Wild Mushroom Conference, Breitenbush, OR, 1991, 1996, 1997
Introduction to Mushrooms, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR, 1986

Teaching Assistant:

General Mycology, University of Washington, 1991
Mushrooms, Portland State University, 1989
Systematic Botany, Portland State University, 1988

Collections Manager Assistant:

University of Washington Fungal Herbarium, 1990-1994

Awards and Honorary Societies:
American Men and Women in Science: 1994-present
Mycological Society of America Graduate Fellowship Award: 1993
Daniel E. Stuntz Memorial Foundation Grant: 1990-1994

Languages and Linguistics:

MA in Slavic Languages: University of Texas, Austin, 1969

Thesis: A Short History of the Russian Academy of Literature.
Faculty Advisor: Dr Alan Ross, Slavic Department

Secondary Education Teacher's Certificate: recorded in state offices, Springfield, IL, 1966
AB in Modern Languages: (magna cum laude) Knox College, Galesburg, IL, 1964
Teaching Experience and Assistantships:
Translator: Linguistics Department, University of Texas 1968-1969
Teaching Assistant: Russian, University of Texas, 1966-1968
Practicum: German, East Alton Junior High School, 1966
Awards and Honorary Societies:
Phi Kappa Phi: University of Texas, 1969
Phi Beta Kappa: Knox College, 1964
Distinguished Alumni Scholarship: Knox College, 1961-64
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Selected Scientific Professional Activities and Public Service

Great Smoky Mountains Park All-Taxa Biological Inventory (GSMNP-ATBI):
1998-2000: Coordinator (Kingdom Fungi), Taxonomic Working Group (TWIG)

Mycological Society of America:
2000-2003: Secretary (Elected)
2000: Member (Appointed), Exploratory Committee for the Establishment of a Commission on Common Names for Fungi
1998-2000: Editor (Appointed), Inoculum, Newsletter of the Mycological Society of America
1998: Chair (Appointed), Committee - Liaison with Amateur Mycological Societies & Clubs (Member, 1995-1998)
1996-1999: Member (Appointed), Standing Committee on Nomenclature
1983-present: Member

Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming:
1996-present: Contributing Editor; Co-author with Dr SA Redhead of "Askus"
1983-1991: Author, "The Regular Column"

North American Mycological Association:
2003-present: Member, Literature Committee
1998-present: Member (Appointed), Editorial Committee
1988-1990: Chair (Appointed), Editorial Committee
1982-present: Member

Oregon Cantharellus Study Project:
(joint study by Oregon Mycological Society, USDA-FS, and City of Portland)
1992-present: Author, Researcher, Taxonomic & Statistical Advisor
1988-1992: Coordinator, Researcher, Primary Taxonomist, Curator
1986-1987: Designer, Researcher, Primary Taxonomist, Curator

Oregon Mycological Society:
1990-present: Life Member (Elected)
1988-present: Herbarium Curator
1986-1987: President (Elected)
1983-1986: Chair (Appointed), Toxicology Committee
1982-2002: Toxicology Identifier
1977-1978 President (Elected)
1976 Secretary (Elected)
1973-1990: Member

Pacific Northwest Key Council:
1988: President (Elected)
1987: Vice-President (Elected)
1984-1986: Trustee (Elected)
1982-present: Member

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Project progress summaries

BLM Cost-Share Douglas Fir Community Studies (combines Chronosequence and Density Management Studies):
15 lectures, seminars, or poster presentations.
2002: Boston MA, Corvallis OR, Portland OR, Los Angeles CA, Oslo Norway
2000: Burlington VT, Portland OR, San Francisco CA, Santa Cruz CA
1999: Arcata CA, Camp Cascade OR, St Louis MO, Portland OR, Rimrock WA, Tacoma WA

Great Smoky Mountain National Park ATBI Fungal TWIG:
9 lectures, seminars, or poster presentations.
2002: Boston MA, Los Angeles CA
2000: San Francisco CA, Santa Cruz CA
1999: Arcata CA, Rimrock WA, St Louis MO, Portland OR, Camp Cascade OR

Northwest Forest Plan (FEMAT):
7 Lectures, seminars, or poster presentations.
2002: Boston, MA
2000: Burlington VT, Camp Cascade OR
1999: Camp Cascade OR
1997: Breitenbush OR
1996: Arcata CA
1995: Corvallis OR

Phaeocollybia:
25 Lectures, seminars, or poster presentations.
2002: Boston MA, Los Angeles CA, Portland OR
2001: Stampede Pass WA
2000: Portland OR
1999: Rimrock WA
1998: Monmouth OR, Portland OR
1997: Breitenbush OR, Montreal QB, Seattle WA (x 2)
1996: Arcata CA, Breitenbush OR, Indianapolis IN
1995: Corvallis OR (x 2), Portland OR, San Diego CA
1994: Tacoma WA, Vancouver BC
1993: Athens GA, Seattle WA (x 2)
1992: Portland OR

Oregon Cantharellus Study Project:
26 lectures, seminars, or poster presentations.
2002: Boston MA, Los Angeles CA, Portland OR
2000: San Francisco CA, Santa Cruz CA
1998: Asilomar CA, San Juan PR
1997: Breitenbush OR, Portland OR
1996: Arcata CA
1994: Corvallis OR, Eugene OR, Hillsboro OR, Portland OR
1993: Everett WA, Portland OR, Vancouver Island BC
1992: Bellingham WA, Seattle WA, Salem OR, Victoria BC
1991: Breitenbush OR, Springfield OR, Portland OR (x 2), San Antonio TX
1987: Lincoln City OR

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Employment History
Editor-in-Chief: Mycotaxon, October, 2003, ff.
Expert Evaluator, Rare & Endangered Fungi (51 species): Oregon Natural Heritage Program, Jimmy Kagan, Director, 2003
Adjunct Faculty Associate in Biology: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon 1999-present
Northwest Forest Plan Gilled Basidiomycete and Nongilled Basidiomycete Expert Fungal Identifier: USDI-BLM Oregon District Office, Coos Bay, Oregon, Contracting Officer's Representative Bruce Rittenhouse, 2000-present
Author: "Fungi" in Macmillian Biology for Students; Richard Robinson, Gale Group, Editor (2001)
Oregon Caves National Park Fungal Taxonomist: Oregon Caves National Park, Caves Highway, Caves Junction, OR 97523, Contracting Officer John Roth, 2000-2004
Co-author / Co-editor: Ecology and management of commercially harvested chanterelle mushrooms; PNW Research Station, 1999-2002
Challenge Cost-Share Partner: Macrofungal Community Composition Study -- Partner: Ronald L. Exeter, Botanist, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Salem, Oregon, 1998-2003
Challenge Cost-Share Partner: Green Peak Density Management Unit Fungi Study -- Partner: Ronald L. Exeter, Botanist, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Salem, Oregon, 1998-present
Instructor: BLM Botanist Microscopy Workshop, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon, 1998
Northwest Forest Plan Strategy 3 Fungal Evaluator (11 SEIS Appendix C-3 species): USDA Forest Service & USDI Bureau of Land Management, Supervisor, Dr Michael Castellano, Forest Sciences Lab, Corvallis, Oregon, 1997-1998
Expert fungal expert identifier (Microscopic identification & verification of Northwest Forest Plan C-3 fungal species): Supervisor: Ronald L. Exeter, Botanist, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Salem, Oregon, 1996-present
Northwest Forest Plan Strategy 3 Fungal Evaluator (30 SEIS Appendix C-3 species): USDA Forest Service & USDI Bureau of Land Management, Supervisor, Dr Michael Castellano, Forest Sciences Lab, Corvallis, Oregon, 1995
Founder: Pacific Northwest Mycology Service LLC, Portland, Oregon, 1995-present
Faculty: Breitenbush Annual Wild Mushroom Conference, Detroit, Oregon, 1991; 1996-1997
Teaching Assistant: University of Washington Department of Botany, Seattle, 1991
Instructor: Introduction to Wild Mushrooms, World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon, 1986
Instructor: Portland Community College at Rock Creek, Hillsboro, Oregon, 1980-1981
Instructor: Cline Glass Company, Portland, Oregon, 1979-1980
Instructor: Old Nut Loft, Aloha, Oregon, 1975-1977
Owner: Lorelei Norvell Leaded Glass Studio, Portland, Oregon, 1974-1982
Translator: University of Texas Linguistics Research Center, Austin, 1968-1969
Teaching Assistant: University of Texas Slavic Department, Austin, 1966-1968
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Other Professional Activities
Mycological Collaborations
Phaeocollybia Specialist: Costa Rica, (funded by Dr Roy E Halling, Curator, New York Botanical Garden, as part of his NSF-sponsored study Fungi of Costa Rican Oak Forests), 2000
Faculty: Mycology Week, Highlands Biological Field Station, Highlands, North Carolina, (funded by Dr Ronald H Petersen, Distinguished Professor, Department of Botany, University of Tennessee at Knoxville), July 10-18 1999
Scientific Consultant: Upper Carmanah Valley (Vancouver Island) Sitka spruce FRDA II (Forest Research and Development Working Group) Tour (funded by British Columbia Ministry of the Environment), Septeber 30 1993

Activities
2003-present: Editorial Board, CBS Series in Mycology, The Netherlands
2003-present: Substrate-Fungus Database Advisory Board and member, Pacific Northwest Fungi Project
2000-present: Member (Joint MSA-NAMA appointment), Joint Commission on Common Mushroom Names for North America (5-year appointment)
1999-present: Voting Member (Elected), International Association of Plant Taxonomy Nomenclature Committee for Fungi
1997: Organizer, Breitenbush Annual Wild Mushroom Conference (Faculty Member in 1991, 1996, 1997)
1992-1994: Member (Appointed), University of Washington Botany Department Travel Awards Committee
1984-present: Speaker on mycological topics at schools, meetings, forays, and workshops
1979-present: Compiler, Master Index of Macrofungi and Myxomycetes of the Pacific Northwest (ongoing research: includes distributions and synonymies for 5500 names, lists 700 references)
1975-2002: Mushroom Identifier for Oregon Poison Control and Portland area hospitals (1982-1993, 1998-2002) and the public

Professional Societies
British Mycological Society (BMS)
Fungal Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission/World Conservation Union (SSC/IUCN)
International Association of Plant Taxonomists (IAPT)
Mycological Society of America (MSA)
Mycological Society of Japan (MSJ)
North American Mycological Association (NAMA)
Oregon Mycological Society (OMS Life Member)
Pacific Northwest Key Council (PNWKC)

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Community Awards and Public Service (Non-Scientific)

Portland Public Schools:
1984: Outstanding School Volunteer (Awarded by Superintendent of Schools, Dr Matthew Prophet)
1982-1986: Editor: Skyline News (1982-1986), West Sylvan Wolf Call (1983-1984)
1982-1983: Chair (Elected), Lincoln Cluster Reorganization Committee
1982: Treasurer (Elected), Skyline School Parent-Teachers Association
1979-1984: Chair (Elected): Skyline School Local School Advisory Committee (1979-1981, 1983-1984), West Sylvan Middle School Local School Advisory Committee (1983-1984)

Chamber Music Society of Oregon:
1986-1987: President
1985-1986: Board Member
1983: Editor, Upbeat, Newsletter of Oregon Symphonietta

Oregon Designer Craftsman Guild:
1977-1980: Editor, Oregon Designer Craftsman Guild Newsletter
1976-1982: Invited member

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