An ectomycorrhiza of Douglas-fir
This site focuses on faculty and students from Oregon State University, Department of Forest Science. We have had a long colaboration with the PNW Forest Mycology Team. However, the Mycology Team came to and end with the retirement of Randy Molina in January, 2007. We are actively pursuing research on the effects of various forest management approaches on ectomycorrhizal fungi in an ecosystem context. The development of protocols for conserving and monitoring biological diversity of forest fungi is another important area of concentration. We are also conducting research and developing monitoring protocols for commercially harvested forest mushrooms. Our group has particular expertise with those fungi that produce hypogeous sporocarps (truffles). About a dozen mycological field studies are in place or planned throughout the Pacific Northwest region. The integrated research and extended perspective offered by our studies will produce information on long term interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, wild edible mushrooms, sustainable ecosystem productivity, and forest management practices.
OSU Forest Mycology Personnel
James Trappe, Professor (retired) and Guru
Daniel Luoma, Assistant Professor
Joyce Eberhart, Senior Faculty Research Assistant
David Pilz, Affiliate Faculty
Matt Trappe, Faculty Research Assistant
Former Team Members
Efren Cazares, (Courtesy)
Eric Danell, Visiting Professor (Uppsala University)
Wes Colgan III, Assistant Professor (Louisiana Tech University)
Tom Horton, Assistant Professor (SUNY, Syracuse)
Ari Jumppomen, Assistant Professor (Kansas State University)
Teresa Lebel, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Dominguez, Adjunct Professor (Universidad Nacional de
Francisco Camacho, Post-Doctoral Associate (UC Riverside)
Charles Lefevre, Ph.D.
Nouhra, Ph.D. (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)
Dunham, Ph.D. (Oregon State University)
Kei Fugimura, M.S., Graduate Student (UNBC)
M.S. (Kathy Jacobs Design & Marketing)
Orie Kolaczkowski, M.S.
Kelly Collins, Ph.D.
Survey & Manage Fungi Resources
Edible Forest Mushrooms: an online poster
Effects of Young Stand Thinning on Chanterelles: an online poster
A Regional Research and Monitoring Program for Commercially - Harvested Edible Forest Mushrooms: an online poster
SilviShrooms: an online poster
Please send comments about this page to Dan Luoma
Last Updated: March 12, 2010