News Archives


Fall 2014


Check out the new UH Mycology logo.  Designed by the good folks at BigRose web with lots of inspiration from MSA/MSJ 2005





Congratulations to Dr. Richard O’Rorke for a successful PhD defense, and for joining us as a PostDoc.  Welcome aboard!


A big aloha to two new PhD students joining the lab.  Welcome aboard Gerry Cobian and Kamala Earl!


The Amend lab is hiring hired a full-time lab manager to be split 50/50 with Nicole Hynson’s lab. Knowledge of fungi/microbes, molecular techniques, and experience with lab management would serve this individual well.  Please see the ad here


Spring 2013


Our four-year project “Diversity and Evolution of Fungal Foliar Endophytes in Native Hawaiian Plants” was funded by NSF.  In collaboration with Brian Perry from UH Hilo, we’ll sample as many endemic Dicot genera as possible across the major Hawaiian Islands to look at environmental and evolutionary patterns of community assembly.


Fall 2012

Welcome Susan Alford, our new lab manager, fresh off the boat (literally)!


Our lab was funded to study the (fungal) diet of one of Hawaii’s critically endangered tree snail species.  Apparently this involves flying around in a helicopter!


Our paper on global biogeography patterns of ocean Bacteria was accepted in The Journal of Biogeography.


Anthony has officially started as an Assistant Professor in the Botany Department at the University of Hawaii.  More information about this program is available HERE.