People

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Also see Group Photos.

Principal Investigators

Terry Henkel Terry W. Henkel, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521 USA
Email: twh5@humboldt.edu
Website and Henkel CV
rytas_vilgalys_duke Rytas Vilgalys, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708, USA
Email: fungi@duke.edu
Website
Matthew-E.-Smith Matthew E. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Florida
Gainesville FL 32611, USA
Email: trufflesmith@ufl.edu
Website and Smith CV

Collaborating Taxonomists

M.C.-Aime-right M. Catherine Aime
Purdue University
Systematics of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic macrofungi. 18 years field experience in Guyana.
Website
H.-David-Clarke H. David Clarke
UNC – Asheville
Collaborating field botanist.
16 years field experience in the Guianas. Over 12,000 numbered collections!
Steven-L.-Miller-Potaro-2000 Steven L. Miller
University of Wyoming
Systematics of Russulaceae and gasteroid fungi. Pioneered the first expedition to the Upper Potaro Basin in 2000. Holding the enigmatic sclerodermoid fungus Tremellogaster surinamensis E. Fisch.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA P. Brandon Matheny
University of Tennessee
Systematics of Inocybaceae
Has described 9 new species and 3 new distribution records for Inocybe from Guyana.
Website
Jessie Uehling Jessie K. Uehling
University of California – Berkeley
Post-doctoral Associate
Systematics of Clavulinaceae. Five years fieldwork experience in Guyana.
Website

Field Research Associates

Mei Lin Chin Mei Lin Chin
All-around specimen and data collector, and field logistics manager. 25 years field experience in Guyana!
Piakai Henkel Piakai Henkel
Specimen collector, hunter, fisher, and professional footballer! 20 years field experience in Guyana.
Michael-Pilkington Michael Pilkington
UK-based world-class mushroom photographer.
Michael-Joyce-left-with-Piakai-Henkel Michael Joyce
US-based videographer.
Todd Elliott Todd Elliott
World class mushroom photographer and truffle hunter extraordinaire.

Current Graduate Students

Kennan Mighell Kennan Mighell
Humboldt State University
MSc candidate (2016-). Thesis: Systematics of Amanita from the Guiana Shield and Guineo-Congolian Africa.
Carolyn Delevich Carolyn Delevich
Humboldt State University
MSc candidate (2016-). Thesis: Seedling-colonizing ectomycorrhizal fungi in the tropics: identity, roles in survival, and implications for monodominance.

Amerindian Parataxonomists

Christopher Andrew Christopher Andrew
Kanawapai, Upper Ireng River
20 years experience in biodiversity research expeditions.
Francino Edmund Francino Edmund
Sand Hill, Upper Ireng River
20 years experience in biodiversity research expeditions.
Luciano Edmund Luciano Edmund
Kanawapai, Upper Ireng River
20 years experience in biodiversity research expeditions.
Peter-Joseph Peter Joseph
Kanawapai, Upper Ireng River
10 years experience with biodiversity research expeditions.
Leonard-Williams Leonard Williams
Cipo, Upper Ireng River
25 years experience with biodiversity research expeditions.
Rodney Daniel Rodney Daniel
Kanawapai, Upper Ireng River
10 years experience in biodiversity research expeditions.

Former Graduate Students

Jordan-Mayor Jordan Mayor
MSc, Humboldt State University (2005). Thesis: Ectomycorrhizal influences on leaf litter decomposition in monodominant Dicymbe corymbosa forests of Guyana. PhD, University of Florida (2010), currently post-doc at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Forest Ecology & Management, Sweden. Website
SI Exif Lance Woolley
MSc, Humboldt State University (2006). Thesis: Potential adaptive significance of reiteration in the tropical monodominant tree, Dicymbe corymbosa.
Rebecca-Degagne Rebecca Degagne
MSc, Humboldt State University (2009). Thesis: Estimating distribution of Dicymbe monodominant forests in Guyana using remote sensing (advisor: Steve Steinberg). Current: lecturer in GIS, Humboldt State University.
Tara-Fulgenzi-2009 Tara Fulgenzi
MSc, Humboldt State University (2009). Thesis: Systematics of Boletaceae from the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana.
jessie_uehling_2013 Jessie K. Uehling
MSc, Humboldt State University, (2012). Thesis: Systematics of Clavulina (Clavulinaceae, Cantharellales, Basidiomycota) from the Guiana Shield.
Dillon-Husbands Dillon Husbands
MSc, University of Guyana (2013). Thesis: Systematics of Boletaceae from the Guiana Shield. Current PhD student, Purdue University.
Arthur-C.-Grupe-II Arthur C. Grupe II
MSc Humboldt State University (2016). Thesis: Sarcodon in the Neotropics: new species from Colombia, Guyana, and Puerto Rico. Currently PhD candidate, University of Florida.

Former Undergraduate Students

Luke Henault
Heather Mehl
Ryan Meszaros
Ben Hart
Louis Kennedy