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

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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.

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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.

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Michael Joyce
US-based videographer.

Todd Elliott

Todd Elliott
World class mushroom photographer and truffle hunter extraordinaire.