Guineo-Congo

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The Project Team

Also see Group Photos.

Principal Investigators

Terry Henkel

Terry W. Henkel

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521 USA
Email: twh5@humboldt.edu
Website and Henkel CV

M. Catherine Aime

Professor
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
Email: maime@purdue.edu
Website: aimelab.wixsite.com/aimelab

Bryn Dentinger

Bryn Dentinger

Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA
Email: bryn.dentinger@utah.edu

Post-doctoral and Field Research Associates

Rachel Koch

Rachel A. Koch

Post-doctoral Associate
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University.
Email: koch17@purdue.edu

Mei Lin Chin

Mei Lin Chin

Field Research Associate
All-around specimen collector, field logistics and data manager.

Olivier Sene

Olivier Sene

Field Research Associate
Cameroonian field botanist and logistics expert.

Blaise Jumbam

Blaise Jumbam

Field Research Associate
Cameroon National Herbarium & Purdue University. Field botany, mycology, and logistics.

Constantine Engoulou

Constantin Engoulou

Field Research Associate
University of Tschang, Cameroon. Field biologist and budding mycologist.

Noah Siegel

Noah Siegel

Field Research Associate
Systematics of macrofungi writ large. World class mushroom photographer.

Todd Elliott

Todd Elliott

Field Research Associate
University of New England, Australia. World class mushroom photographer and truffle taxonomist.

Jessie Uehling

Jessie K. Uehling

Field Research Associate
University of California – Berkeley. Systematics of Clavulinaceae.

Collaborating Taxonomists

P. Brandon Matheny

P. Brandon Matheny

University of Tennessee. Systematics of Inocybaceae.
Lab website

Bart Buyck

Bart Buyck

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Systematics of Cantharellaceae and Russulaceae.

Michael Castellano

Michael A. Castellano

USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. Systematics of sequestrate fungi.

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.

Local Parataxonomists

Alemane Gabriel

Alemane Gabriel a.k.a. “Sikiro”

Somalomo Village. Decades of field work in the Dja Biosphere Reserve.

Essambe Jean-Pierre

Essambe Jean-Pierre a.k.a. “Papa Chef”

Somalomo area, Baka community. A lifetime in the Dja.