I am currently an assistant professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Plant Pathology. I also serve as the curator of the University of Florida Fungal Herbarium. I am broadly interested in fungi and have studied fungal ecology, evolution and systematics. My main areas of interest are ectomycorrhizal fungi (both ecology and systematics) and the systematics of truffles and truffle-like fungi, but I have also worked a bit on wood decay fungi and nematode-trapping fungi. I love a chance to get out in the woods and look for fungi and I am also pleased to present talks on ectomyocorrhizal ecology. In the recent past I have worked on ectomycorrhizal systems in Guyana, Chile-Argentina, China, and Mexico, so I have plenty of good material that is interesting for all sorts of mycophiles.