John Baggerly joins the lab

We are delighted that John Baggerly has joined the lab. He will be working on his Master’s degree in Environmental and Conservation Science examining the functional roles of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for co-occurring plant species in two contrasting grassland sites. Welcome to life belowground!

Laura presents coffee AM research at ICOM 2017

Laura traveled to Prague, Czech Republic July 28th-August 4th to give a talk at the Ninth International Conference on Mycorrhiza.

The coffee agroecosystem highlights possible non-host drivers of diversity in AMF communities
Laura Aldrich-Wolfe, Katie Black, W. Gaya Shivega, Eliza L.D. Hartmann, Peter G. Johnson, Riley D. McGlynn, Logan C. Schmaltz and Rebecca J. Asheim
Great to meet up with three great scientists – Lyn Abbott, Lauren Waller and Ylva Lekberg – along the way.

Libby and Laura present at ATBC 2017

Libby and Laura had a great time at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, July 9-14, 2017.

Libby presented her talk Effect of coffee management regime on guilds of belowground fungi, and Laura presented hers on Hints at the structure of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community from a
coffee agroecosytem