Policies for Visitors

Hands-on Experience

The collection has extensive facilities to assist individuals in obtaining “hands-on” experience at culturing, isolating, manipulating, and identifying many species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Voucher specimens are organized in such a way that a visitor can learn a great deal with minimal to no supervision or assistance. Cultures brought by a visitor can be processed quickly and efficiently.

Email Query

All visits to INVAM must be preceded by an email query to invam@ku.edu with follow-up communications. All visitors pay a bench fee, scaled for length of stay. These fees are necessary to offset expenses associated with loss of time in fulfilling core INVAM activities as well as other research and teaching responsibilities at KU. However, they are negotiable depending on the financial circumstances of the visitor or the extent to which the culture collection will benefit from the visit in non-monetary ways.