New paper on mycorrhizal prevalence among native Hawaiian plants

New paper out by recent PhD student Jerry Koko on the prevalence of mycorrhizal associations in native Hawaiian plants with a focus on species used in restoration. This paper was a featured article for the month of September in American Journal of Botany!


A hui ho Sean!

Our fearless lab manager of over 4 years, Sean Swift, has moved on to a PhD program in Marine Biology at UH Manoa. We’re glad that we’ll still see him around campus and in the water, but will miss him here in the Hynson Lab! To celebrate his time in the lab we grilled and vate some delicious meats and veg on sticks.


We put the fun in fungi!

The lab recently had a tie dye party to bid farewell to Postdoc Chris Wall who is heading for the OG home of tie dye, California for a new Postdoc position at UC San Diego! Here’s some results of our efforts

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New publication on fungal biogeography

Check out our recent publication in Microbial Ecology on Hawaiian fungal amplicon sequence variants and how they reveal otherwise hidden biogeography

UH Mycology, Department of Botany, University of Hawaii Manoa

New publication on mycobiome restoration

Check out our recent collaborative publication in Fungal Ecology with the Amend lab on mycobiome restoration as a means to save endangered plant species.


Congrats to Kacie on completing her undergrad research project!

Congratulations to Kacie Kajihara who has been working on an undergraduate research project funded through the University of Hawaii’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) to analyzed data from our NSF funded research examining the effects of plant restoration on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities. Great job Kacie!