David Rust is past president of NAMA, and co-founder of the Bay Area Mycological Society. He coordinated the Mycoblitz science forays at Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) from 2005-2007. He was an active participant in the Yosemite Fungal Survey. For over a decade, David has followed news and research about the devastating forest pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, which causes the disease known as Sudden Oak Death. He has given talks to mycological societies in California, Oregon and Washington, DC, and is a regular speaker at the PRNS Fungus Fairs.
David has a new presentation on mycorrhizal fungi and their vital interplay with plants and soil bacteria.