My lab studies evolutionary biology and ecology of Fungi, principally Basidiomycota (mushroom-forming fungi and relatives). Much of our work is focused on molecular systematics and the uses of phylogenetic trees for studying the evolution of morphological and ecological characters. Other projects involve fungal genomics and the evolution of decay enzymes. I’m particularly interested in “lentinoid” fungi, a group of distantly-related mushrooms that includes shiitake. Other interests include aquatic and marine mushrooms and paleomycology.