Bioneers 2024 Conference

Merlin Sheldrake

Biologist and Writer | Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

Merlin Sheldrake

Merlin Sheldrake, Ph.D., a biologist and writer with a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the history and philosophy of science, received his doctorate in tropical ecology from Cambridge for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is currently a research associate of the Vrije University Amsterdam, works with the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN), and sits on the advisory board of the Fungi Foundation. Merlin’s research ranges from fungal biology, to the history of Amazonian ethnobotany, to the relationship between sound and form in resonant systems. He is also a keen brewer and fermenter fascinated by the relationships that arise between humans and more-than-human organisms, and a musician.

Keynote Address:

Merlin Sheldrake – How Fungi Make our Worlds

March 30th | 11:41 am to 12:04 pm

Panel Presentations:

Mapping, Protecting and Harnessing the Mycorrhizal Networks that Sustain Life on Earth

March 30th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm

Book Signings with Pegasus Books

March 30th | 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm