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Dr. Dr.h.c. Meinhard Moser

(13. March 1924 - 30. September 2002)
Curriculum vitae

Professor Meinhard Michael Moser (M.M. Moser) was an internationally respected mycologist which a large knowledge of fungal ecology and mycogeography, further interested in fungal chemotaxonomy and toxicology, but his favourite area of research was his taxonomic studies of the most complicated genera of agarics, the Cortinarii. More than 200 scientific publications reflect his tireless engagement and his mycological monographs, books, and keys are basics amongst specialists (see Bibliography).

The mycological collection he started in Innsbruck (IB) now comprises 27.000 individual collections from all parts of the world, and includes 420 Cortinarius species that he himself described, together with 80 more new species of various other fungal genera. Detailed descriptions, thousands of slides and numerous water colours documented this fungal collection. His first collections are preserved in München (M), included numerous type collections of "Die Gattung Phlegmacium (Schleimköpfe). Die Pilze Mitteleuropas, Band IV, Bad Heilbrunn, Verlag  Julius Klinkhardt 1960".