Congrats Sherilyn!

Congratulations to Sherilyn on an awesome talk about endemism of the Hawaiian lichen species Cladonia skottsbergii as the culminating experience for her undergraduate research project. She won 2nd place in the among the College of Natural Science presenters! Great job!


So long Anna!

We had the pleasure of hosting Anna Landler (a high school student from Connecticut) for a few weeks this summer while she conducted independent research on arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization of Hawaiian hosts across a moisture gradient. We’ll miss having you in the lab! And hope you keep studying fungi!


Welcome Cameron!



Welcome to our new Postdoc Dr. Cameron Egan! Cam completed his PhD with John Klironomos at UBC Kelowna and specializes in the ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Good thing, because he’ll be leading some of the work on our Hakalau forest restoration project. Welcome to the UH Mycology group Cam!

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!