Summer field season


We’ve been busy with fieldwork both on the top of Mt. Ka’ala on O’ahu and in the Hakalau Wildlife Preserve on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Aloha from the clouds!

Congratulations to Erin on her MSc Defense!

Congrats to lab member Erin Datlof on her successful defense of her MSc thesis on recovering phyllosphere fungi from plant DNA banks, great job!

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Big Congrats to Laura and Sherilyn!

It was an exciting day today! Both Undergraduate Research Assistant Sherilyn Munroe and Postdoctoral Researcher Laura Tipton received fellowships. One from UH’s Undergraduate Research Program and another from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, way to go ladies!


Congrats to Jerry!

Congratulations to PhD student Jerry Koko on an excellent Department of Botany Proposal Symposium talk today on “The use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the restoration of native Hawaiian plants”.


Nicole’s interview with Landscape Architecture Magazine

Recently Nicole was interviewed by Landscape Architecture Magazine to discuss how mycorrhizae could be incorporated into sustainable landscaping practices. Check out the article here: landscape-architecture-mag-april-2017roots

Congrats to Leo on his NSF GRFP!


Congrats to undergrad lab member Leo Louis on receiving the prestigious NSF GRFP award to pursue grad studies on the intersection of biodiversity and cultural diversity.